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35 ILCS 200/12-45
(35 ILCS 200/12-45)
Publication of certificates of error.
At the time publication
is made under Section 12-60, the board of review shall also publish a complete
list of the changes made in assessments by the issuance of certificates of
error under Sections 14-20 and 16-75. The published list shall contain for
each change the information enumerated in Section 12-25 and shall show the
amount of the assessment prior to and after the action of the board of review.
Publication shall be made in some newspaper or newspapers of general
circulation published in the county in which the assessment is made, except
that in every township or assessment district in which there is published one
or more newspapers of general circulation, the list of that township shall
be published in one of those newspapers.
This Section applies prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, but does not apply for any certificate of error issued on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-146, eff. 7-14-11.)
35 ILCS 200/12-50
(35 ILCS 200/12-50)
Mailed notice to taxpayer after change by board of review or
board of appeals.
In counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, if
final board of review or board of appeals
action regarding any
property, including equalization
under Section 16-60 or Section 16-65, results in an increased or decreased
assessment, the board shall mail a notice to the taxpayer whose property is
affected by such action, at his or her address as it appears on the complaint, unless the taxpayer has been represented in the appeal by an attorney, in which case the notice shall be mailed to the attorney, and in the case of a complaint filed with a board of
review under Section
16-25 or 16-115, the board shall mail a notice to the taxing body filing the complaint. In counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, the board shall provide notice by mail, or by means of electronic record, to the taxpayer whose property is affected by such action, at his or her address or e-mail address as it appears in the assessment records or a complaint filed with the board, unless the taxpayer has been represented in the appeal by an attorney, in which case the notice shall be mailed or e-mailed to the attorney, and, in the case of a complaint filed with a board of review under Section 16-125 or 16-115, the board shall provide notice to the taxing body filing the complaint. A copy shall be
given to the
assessor or chief county assessment officer
if his or her assessment was reversed
modified by the board. Written notice shall also be given to any
taxpayer who filed a complaint in writing with the board and whose
assessment was not changed. The notice shall set forth the assessed value
prior to board action; the assessed value after final board action but prior to
any equalization; and the assessed value as
equalized by the board, if the board equalizes.
notice shall state that the value as certified to the county clerk by the
board will be the locally assessed value of the
property for that year and each succeeding year, unless revised in a
succeeding year in the manner provided in this Code. The written notice
shall also set forth specifically the facts upon which the board's decision
is based. In counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, the notice shall also contain the
following statement: "You may appeal this
decision to the Property Tax Appeal Board by filing a petition for
review with the Property Tax Appeal Board within 30 days after this
notice is mailed to you or your agent, or is personally served upon you
or your agent".
In counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, the notice shall also contain
the following statement: "You may appeal this decision to the Property Tax
Appeal Board by filing a petition for review with the Property Tax Appeal Board
within 30 days after the date of this notice or within 30 days after the date
that the Board of Review transmits to the county assessor
pursuant to Section 16-125 its final action on the
township in which your property is located, whichever is later". The Board
publish its transmittal date of final action on each
township in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the county.
The changes made by this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly apply to
the 1999 assessment year and thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 97-1054, eff. 1-1-13.)
35 ILCS 200/12-55
(35 ILCS 200/12-55)
Notice requirement if assessment is increased; counties of
3,000,000 or more.
(a) In counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, a
by the county assessor, except where such revision is made on complaint of the
owner, shall not increase an assessment without notice to the person to whom
the most recent tax bill was mailed and an opportunity to be heard before the
assessment is verified.
When a notice is mailed by
the county assessor to the address of a
the mortgagee, within 7 business days after the mortgagee receives
the notice, shall forward a copy of the notice to each mortgagor of the
referred to in the notice
at the last known address of each mortgagor as shown on the records of the
mortgagee. There shall be no liability for the failure of the mortgagee to
forward the notice to each mortgagor.
The assessor may provide for
the filing of complaints
and make revisions at times other than those dates published under Section
14-35. When the county assessor has completed the revision and correction and
entered the changes and revision in the assessment books, an affidavit shall be
attached to the assessment books in the form required by law, signed by the
(b) In counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, for parcels, other
than parcels in the class that includes the majority of the single-family
residential parcels under a county ordinance adopted in accordance with Section
4 of Article IX of the Illinois Constitution, located in the assessment
district for which the current assessment year is a general assessment year,
within 30 days after sending the required notices under this Section, the
county assessor shall file with the board of appeals (until the first Monday in
December 1998, and the board of review beginning the first Monday in December
1998 and thereafter) a list of the parcels for which the notices under this
Section were sent, showing the following information for each such parcel: the
parcel index number, the township in which the parcel is located, the class for
the current year, the previous year's final total assessed value, the total
assessed value proposed by the county assessor, and the name of the person to
whom the notice required under this Section was sent. The list shall be
available for public inspection at the office of the board during the regular
office hours of the board. The list shall be retained by the board for at
least 10 years after the date it is initially filed by the county assessor.
(c) The provisions of subsection (b) of this Section shall be applicable
beginning with the assessment for the 1997 tax year.
(Source: P.A. 90-4, eff. 3-7-97; 91-751, eff. 6-2-00.)
35 ILCS 200/12-60
(35 ILCS 200/12-60)
List of assessment changes; publications.
When the board of
review in any county with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants decides to reverse or
modify the action of the chief county assessment officer, or to change the list
as completed, or the assessment or description of any property, the changes
shall be entered upon the assessment books.
On or before the annual date for adjournment as fixed by Section 16-35, the
board of review shall make a full and complete list, by township if the county
is so organized, of all changes in assessments made by the board of review
prior to the adjournment date. The list shall contain the information
enumerated in Section 12-25 and shall show the amount of the assessment as it
appeared prior to and after being acted upon by the board of review. The board
of review need not show on the list changes which only correct the description
of the assessed property, the ownership of the property, or the name of the
person in whose name the property is assessed. Changes by the board that raise
or lower, on a percentage basis, the total assessed value of property in any
assessment district or the value of a particular class of property, need not be
shown on the list. However, the list shall contain a general statement
indicating that a change has been made and shall state the percentage of
increase or decrease.
The board of review shall deliver a copy of the list to the county clerk who
shall file it in his or her office, and a copy to the chief county assessment
officer. The lists shall be public records and open to inspection of all
persons, and shall be preserved or destroyed in the manner described in Section
(Source: P.A. 97-146, eff. 7-14-11.)
35 ILCS 200/12-65
(35 ILCS 200/12-65)
(Source: P.A. 88-455. Repealed by P.A. 97-146, eff. 1-1-12.)
35 ILCS 200/Art. 13
(35 ILCS 200/Art. 13 heading)
35 ILCS 200/13-5
(35 ILCS 200/13-5)
Reassessment in disaster areas.
In every county which has been
declared a major disaster area by the President of the United States or the
Governor of the State of Illinois, the chief county assessment officer, board
of review or board of appeals shall, upon application by the property owner,
make a reassessment of any taxable property in the county which was
substantially damaged by the disaster. The Department shall advise with the
chief county assessment officers, boards of review or boards of appeals of the
several counties involved in connection with such reassessment.
In the reassessment, the value of the property shall be determined as of the
date of the declaration of the county as a major disaster area. If the value of
any property on that date is, by reason of the disaster, less than the prior
assessment, the assessment for that year shall be arrived at by dividing by 365
the sum of the 2 products obtained (a) by multiplying the prior assessment by
the number of days from January 1 of that year to the date of the declaration
and (b) by multiplying the value of the property as of the date of the
declaration by the number of days from the date of the declaration to December
31 of that year.
If the reassessment and computations occur prior to the adjournment of the
current board of review or board of appeals, the assessment of the property
shall be reduced accordingly. If the board of review or board of appeals has
adjourned at the time of the declaration, the Department shall convene the
board of review or board of appeals to make the reassessment of property
applied for after that adjournment.
(Source: P.A. 83-121; 88-455.)
35 ILCS 200/13-10
(35 ILCS 200/13-10)
Reassessment order by Department.
Whenever it appears to the
Department that the property in any county, or in any assessment district, has
not been assessed in substantial compliance with law, the Department may, in
its discretion, in any year, either before or after the original assessment is
completed by the local assessment officers, order a reassessment by the local
assessing officers for that year of all or any class of the taxable property in
the county or assessment district. The reassessment shall be substituted for
the original assessment. The order directing a reassessment shall be filed in
the office of the county treasurer of the county in which the reassessment has
been ordered, except in counties having an elective board of review or board of
appeals in which case the order shall be filed with that board.
If any general assessment is not published in any year for which the
assessment was made, or if that publication was not made in time to permit the
examination thereof by the Department in that year, the Department may in any
of the 3 years intervening between the years for which general assessments are
made, order reassessment of the last general assessment of all or any class of
property in the county or assessment district, and the reassessment shall be
substituted for the original general assessment for the intervening year and
thereafter until the next general assessment is made.
No substitute assessment shall invalidate any prior assessment as to taxes
The Department may order the board of review of any county not having an
elected county assessor and an elective board of review to convene in
extraordinary session for the purpose of further revising, correcting and
equalizing the assessment of property within that county.
When a reassessment has been ordered under this Section, the individual
assessments made under such order shall be reviewed, revised and corrected by
townships or taxing districts by the assessors making the reassessment.
The assessors making the reassessment shall give notice of the order under
which it is made showing the class of property affected by the reassessment,
each township or taxing district to be reviewed, revised and corrected and the
time and place for the revision and correction, by publishing the notice in one
or more newspapers, published and having a general circulation in the county,
at least 5 days before the time set for the revision in each township or taxing
(Source: P.A. 86-1481; 88-455.)
35 ILCS 200/13-15
(35 ILCS 200/13-15)
Manner of reassessment.
Reassessments shall be made in the same
manner and subject to the same laws and rules as an original assessment and
shall be subject to review and correction by the board of review or board of
appeals as in the case of an original assessment.
(Source: Laws 1939, p. 886; P.A. 88-455.)
35 ILCS 200/13-20
(35 ILCS 200/13-20)
Review and equalization of reassessments.
The board of review or
board of appeals of the county in which a reassessment is made shall review,
correct, and equalize the reassessment in the same manner and subject to the
same laws and rules as an original assessment. The Department shall fix the
time and place of the meeting of the board to review and correct the
reassessment. At least one week before the meeting, the board shall publish a
notice of the time and place of its meeting, in at least one newspaper of
general circulation published in the county in which the reassessment is made,
except that in every township in which there is published one or more
newspapers of general circulation the notice shall be published in one of
those newspapers in each township. The board shall convene at the time and
place fixed in the order, and shall review, correct, return and certify
the reassessment in like manner, and shall have and exercise all the
powers and authority given to boards of review or boards of appeals, and
shall be subject to all the restrictions, duties and penalties of those
boards. When a reassessment has been ordered, the board, at the time and place
fixed in the notice given as required by this Section, may hear complaints and
review and correct the reassessment by townships or assessment districts, as
the reassessment for such townships or assessment districts is completed and
certified by the chief county assessment officer, without waiting for the
completion of the entire reassessment. Two or more townships or assessment
districts may be notified for a revision and correction at the same time.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 1181; P.A. 88-455.)
35 ILCS 200/13-25
(35 ILCS 200/13-25)
Each local assessment officer, while engaged
in making a reassessment, shall have custody and possession of the assessment
books containing the original assessment and all property and other statements
and memoranda relating thereto. The person previously having custody shall
deliver the assessment books and other property to the local assessment officer
on demand. He or she shall, in making the reassessment, have all the power and
authority given by law to local assessment officers and shall be subject to all
the restrictions, liabilities and penalties imposed by law upon local
(Source: Laws 1939, p. 886; P.A. 88-455.)