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REVENUE
(35 ILCS 200/) Property Tax Code.

35 ILCS 200/16-85

    (35 ILCS 200/16-85)
    Sec. 16-85. Certification of assessment books. The board of review in counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, shall, on or before the annual date for adjournment as fixed by Section 16-35, complete its work and make the entries in the assessment books required to make the assessment conform to the changes made therein by the board of review, and shall attach to each book an affidavit signed by at least 2 members of the board, which affidavit shall be substantially in the following form: State of Illinois, County of ....,
    We, and each of us, as a member of the board of review of the county of .... in the State of Illinois, do solemnly swear that the book to which this affidavit is attached contains a full and complete list of all the property in the county subject to taxation for the year .... so far as we have been able to ascertain, and that the assessed value set down opposite the description of a property, is, in our opinion, a just and equal assessment of the property for the purposes of taxation according to law, and that the footings of the columns in the book are correct, to the best of our knowledge and belief.
    Dated ....
(Source: P.A. 83-121; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/16-90

    (35 ILCS 200/16-90)
    Sec. 16-90. Delivery of assessment books. In counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, when the books are completed, the board of review shall deliver one set of the books to the county clerk, who shall file it in his or her office; and one set to the chief county assessment officer. All of the books shall be public records. All assessors' books shall be retained for a period of 5 years, after which the County Board may order the officer having custody of the books to dispose of them and to certify that fact, when completed, to the county board. The assessment completed by the board of review and certified to the county clerk, as equalized, shall be the assessment upon which the taxes of that year shall be extended by the county clerk.
(Source: P.A. 83-1362; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/Art. 16 Div. 3

 
    (35 ILCS 200/Art. 16 Div. 3 heading)
Division 3. Board of Review;
Counties of 3,000,000 or more

35 ILCS 200/16-95

    (35 ILCS 200/16-95)
    Sec. 16-95. Powers and duties of board of appeals or review; complaints. In counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, until the first Monday in December 1998, the board of appeals in any year shall, on complaint that any property is overassessed or underassessed, or is exempt, review and order the assessment corrected.
    Beginning the first Monday in December 1998 and thereafter, in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, the board of review:
        (1) shall, on written complaint of any taxpayer or
    
any taxing district that has an interest in the assessment that any property is overassessed, underassessed, or exempt, review the assessment and confirm, revise, correct, alter, or modify the assessment, as appears to be just; and
        (2) may, upon written motion of any one or more
    
members of the board that is made on or before the dates specified in notices given under Section 16-110 for each township and upon good cause shown, revise, correct, alter, or modify any assessment (or part of an assessment) of real property regardless of whether the taxpayer or owner of the property has filed a complaint with the board; and
        (3) shall, after the effective date of this
    
amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, pursuant to the provisions of Sections 9-260, 9-265, 2-270, 16-135, and 16-140, review any omitted assessment proposed by the county assessor and confirm, revise, correct, alter, or modify the proposed assessment, as appears to be just.
        No assessment may be changed by the board on its own
    
motion until the taxpayer in whose name the property is assessed and the chief county assessment officer who certified the assessment have been notified and given an opportunity to be heard thereon. All taxing districts shall have an opportunity to be heard on the matter.
(Source: P.A. 96-1553, eff. 3-10-11.)

35 ILCS 200/16-100

    (35 ILCS 200/16-100)
    Sec. 16-100. Correction orders. In counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, 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) in any year shall order the county assessor to correct any mistake or error (other than mistakes or errors of judgment as to the valuation of any property) in the manner provided in Sections 14-10 and 16-145.
(Source: P.A. 88-455; 89-126, eff. 7-11-95; 89-671, eff. 8-14-96.)

35 ILCS 200/16-105

    (35 ILCS 200/16-105)
    Sec. 16-105. Time of meeting - Public records. In counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, 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) shall meet on or before the second Monday in September in each year for the purpose of revising the assessment of property as provided for in this Code. The meeting may be adjourned from day to day as may be necessary.
    All hearings conducted by the board under this Code shall be open to the public. All files maintained by the board relating to the matters specified in Sections 16-95, 16-100, and 16-140 shall be available for public inspection during regular office hours. However, only the actual portions of the income tax return relating to the property for which a complaint has been filed shall be a public record. Copies of such records shall be furnished upon request. The board may charge for the costs of copying, at 35 per page of legal size or smaller and $1 for each larger page.
(Source: P.A. 88-455; 89-126, eff. 7-11-95; 89-671, eff. 8-14-96.)

35 ILCS 200/16-110

    (35 ILCS 200/16-110)
    Sec. 16-110. Notice of meetings - Filing complaints. In counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, at least one week before its meeting to revise and correct assessments, 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) shall publish a notice of the time and place of that meeting. The board shall, from time to time, publish notices which shall specify the date and place at which complaints may be filed for those townships or taxing districts for which property assessments have been completed by the county assessor, and which will then be considered for revision and correction at that time. All notices required by this Section may provide for a revision and correction at the specified time of one or more townships or taxing districts. All such notices shall be published once in at least one newspaper of general circulation published in the county. The board at the time and place fixed, and upon notice as provided in this Section, may receive and hold hearings on all those complaints and revise and correct assessments within those townships or taxing districts. Taxpayers shall have at least 20 days after the date of publication of the notice within which to file complaints.
(Source: P.A. 88-455; 89-126, eff. 7-11-95; 89-671, eff. 8-14-96.)

35 ILCS 200/16-115

    (35 ILCS 200/16-115)
    Sec. 16-115. Filing complaints. In counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, complaints that any property is overassessed or underassessed or is exempt may be made by any taxpayer. Complaints that any property is overassessed or underassessed or is exempt may be made by a taxing district that has an interest in the assessment to a board of review. All complaints shall be in writing, identify and describe the particular property, otherwise comply with the rules in force, be either signed by the complaining party or his or her attorney or, if filed electronically, signed with the electronic signature of the complaining party or his or her attorney, and be filed 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) in at least duplicate. The board shall forward one copy of each complaint to the county assessor.
    Complaints by taxpayers and taxing districts and certificates of correction by the county assessor as provided in this Code shall be filed with the board according to townships on or before the dates specified in the notices given in Section 16-110.
(Source: P.A. 97-1054, eff. 1-1-13.)

35 ILCS 200/16-120

    (35 ILCS 200/16-120)
    Sec. 16-120. Decision on complaints. In counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, at its meeting for the purpose of revising and correcting the assessments, 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), upon complaint filed by a taxpayer or taxing district as prescribed in this Code, may revise the entire assessment of any taxpayer, or any part thereof, and correct the same as shall appear to the board to be just. The assessment of the property of any taxpayer shall not be increased unless that taxpayer or his agent shall first have been notified in writing and been given an opportunity to be heard.
(Source: P.A. 88-455; 89-126, eff. 7-11-95; 89-671, eff. 8-14-96.)