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(35 ILCS 200/) Property Tax Code.

35 ILCS 200/Art. 10 Div. 3

 
    (35 ILCS 200/Art. 10 Div. 3 heading)
Division 3. Residential developments

35 ILCS 200/10-30

    (35 ILCS 200/10-30)
    Sec. 10-30. Subdivisions; counties of less than 3,000,000.
    (a) In counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, the platting and subdivision of property into separate lots and the development of the subdivided property with streets, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, sewer, water and utility lines shall not increase the assessed valuation of all or any part of the property, if:
        (1) The property is platted and subdivided in
    
accordance with the Plat Act;
        (2) The platting occurs after January 1, 1978;
        (3) At the time of platting the property is in excess
    
of 5 acres; and
        (4) At the time of platting the property is vacant or
    
used as a farm as defined in Section 1-60.
    (b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this Section, the assessed valuation of property so platted and subdivided shall be determined each year based on the estimated price the property would bring at a fair voluntary sale for use by the buyer for the same purposes for which the property was used when last assessed prior to its platting.
    (c) Upon completion of a habitable structure on any lot of subdivided property, or upon the use of any lot, either alone or in conjunction with any contiguous property, for any business, commercial or residential purpose, or upon the initial sale of any platted lot, including a platted lot which is vacant: (i) the provisions of subsection (b) of this Section shall no longer apply in determining the assessed valuation of the lot, (ii) each lot shall be assessed without regard to any provision of this Section, and (iii) the assessed valuation of the remaining property, when next determined, shall be reduced proportionately to reflect the exclusion of the property that no longer qualifies for valuation under this Section. Holding or offering a platted lot for initial sale shall not constitute a use of the lot for business, commercial or residential purposes unless a habitable structure is situated on the lot or unless the lot is otherwise used for a business, commercial or residential purpose.
    (d) This Section applies before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly and then applies again beginning January 1, 2012.
(Source: P.A. 95-135, eff. 1-1-08; 96-480, eff. 8-14-09.)

35 ILCS 200/10-31

    (35 ILCS 200/10-31)
    Sec. 10-31. Subdivisions; counties of less than 3,000,000.
    (a) In counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, the platting and subdivision of property into separate lots and the development of the subdivided property with streets, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, sewer, water and utility lines shall not increase the assessed valuation of all or any part of the property, if:
        (1) The property is platted and subdivided in
    
accordance with the Plat Act;
        (2) The platting occurs after January 1, 1978;
        (3) At the time of platting the property is in excess
    
of 5 acres; and
        (4) At the time of platting or replatting the
    
property is vacant or used as a farm as defined in Section 1-60.
    (b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this Section, the assessed valuation of property so platted and subdivided shall be determined based on the assessed value assigned to the property when last assessed prior to its last transfer or conveyance. An initial sale of any platted lot, including a lot that is vacant, or a transfer to a holder of a mortgage, as defined in Section 15-1207 of the Code of Civil Procedure, pursuant to a mortgage foreclosure proceeding or pursuant to a transfer in lieu of foreclosure, does not disqualify that lot from the provisions of this subsection (b).
    (c) Upon completion of a habitable structure on any lot of subdivided property, or upon the use of any lot, either alone or in conjunction with any contiguous property, for any business, commercial or residential purpose: (i) the provisions of subsection (b) of this Section shall no longer apply in determining the assessed valuation of the lot, (ii) each lot shall be assessed without regard to any provision of this Section, and (iii) the assessed valuation of the remaining property, when next determined, shall be reduced proportionately to reflect the exclusion of the property that no longer qualifies for valuation under this Section. Holding or offering a platted lot for initial sale shall not constitute a use of the lot for business, commercial or residential purposes unless a habitable structure is situated on the lot or unless the lot is otherwise used for a business, commercial or residential purpose. The replatting of a subdivision or portion of a subdivision does not disqualify the replatted lots from the provisions of subsection (b).
    (d) This Section applies on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly and through December 31, 2011.
(Source: P.A. 96-480, eff. 8-14-09.)

35 ILCS 200/10-35

    (35 ILCS 200/10-35)
    Sec. 10-35. Subdivision common areas.
    (a) Residential property which is part of a development, but which is individually owned and ownership of which includes the right, by easement, covenant, deed or other interest in property, to the use of any common area for recreational or similar residential purposes shall be assessed at a value which includes the proportional share of the value of that common area or areas.
    Property is used as a "common area or areas" under this Section if it is a lot, parcel, or area, the beneficial use and enjoyment of which is reserved in whole as an appurtenance to the separately owned lots, parcels, or areas within the planned development.
    The common area or areas which are used for recreational or similar residential purposes and which are assessed to a separate owner and are located on separately identified parcels, shall be listed for assessment purposes at $1 per year.
    (b) In counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, any person desiring to establish or to reestablish an assessment of $1 for any parcel on grounds of common area status under this Section shall submit an application for the assessment to the assessor. The application shall be submitted at the time within which other applications for revisions of assessment may be made under Section 14-35 by taxpayers in the township where the parcel is located, and shall be in the form and accompanied by documentation, as the assessor may require.
    (c) If a $1 assessment is established pursuant to the application it may be maintained from year to year so long as the ownership or use of the parcel has not changed. When any change in ownership, use or other relevant fact occurs it shall be the duty of the new owner in cases of change in ownership, or of the current owner in all other cases, to notify the assessor in writing within 30 days of the change. The notice shall be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, and shall include the name and address of the taxpayer, the legal description of the property, and the permanent index number of the property where such number exists. If the failure to give such notification results in the assessor continuing to assess the property at $1 in subsequent years in error, the property shall be considered omitted property under Section 9-265. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to limit the assessor's authority to annually revise assessments subject to this Section under the procedures of Section 9-85.
    (d) No objection shall be made to the denial of an assessment of $1 under this Section in any court except under Sections 21-175 and 23-5. No person may object to or otherwise challenge the failure of any parcel to receive an assessment of $1 under this Section in any proceeding in any court unless an application for the $1 assessment was made under subsection (b) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 85-1386; 88-455.)