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(35 ILCS 200/) Property Tax Code.

35 ILCS 200/Art. 4

 
    (35 ILCS 200/Art. 4 heading)
Article 4. Assessment Officials - Other Provisions

35 ILCS 200/4-5

    (35 ILCS 200/4-5)
    Sec. 4-5. State compensation not to affect county compensation. Any additional compensation payable from State funds to any county officer under this Code shall not affect any other compensation provided by law to be paid to the county officer. No county board may reduce or otherwise impair the compensation payable to a county officer because the person receives additional compensation payable from State funds under this Code. However, a county board may include State funds payable under this Code as reimbursements of or contributions to county officer salaries in determining the compensation of a county officer. As used in this Section, "county officer" includes any local assessment officer whose compensation is determined in whole or in part by a county board.
(Source: P.A. 86-348; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/4-10

    (35 ILCS 200/4-10)
    Sec. 4-10. Compensation for Certified Illinois Assessing Officers. Subject to the requirements for continued training, any supervisor of assessments, assessor, deputy assessor or member of a board of review in any county who has earned a Certified Illinois Assessing Officers Certificate from the Illinois Property Assessment Institute shall receive from the State, out of funds appropriated to the Department from the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund, additional compensation of $500 per year.
    To receive a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer certificate, a person shall complete successfully and pass examinations on a basic course in assessment practice approved by the Department and conducted by the Institute and additional courses totaling not less than 60 class hours that are designated and approved by the Department, on the cost, market and income approaches to value, mass appraisal techniques, and property tax administration.
    To continue to be eligible for the additional compensation, a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer must complete successfully a minimum of 15 class hours requiring a written examination, and the equivalent of one seminar course of 15 class hours which does not require a written examination, in each year for which additional compensation is sought after receipt of the certificate. The Department shall designate and approve courses acceptable for additional training, including courses in business and computer techniques, and class hours applicable to each course. The Department shall specify procedures for certifying the completion of the additional training.
    The courses and training shall be conducted annually at various convenient locations throughout the State. At least one course shall be conducted annually in each county with more than 400,000 inhabitants.
(Source: P.A. 97-72, eff. 7-1-11.)

35 ILCS 200/4-15

    (35 ILCS 200/4-15)
    Sec. 4-15. Compensation of local assessment officers holding other designations. Any assessor, deputy assessor or member of a board of review who has been awarded a Certified Assessment Evaluator certificate by the International Association of Assessing Officers shall receive an additional compensation of $500 per year from funds appropriated to the Department from the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund.
    Any assessor, deputy assessor or member of a board of review who has been awarded a Residential Evaluation Specialist, Assessment Administration Specialist, or Cadastral Mapping Specialist certificate by the International Association of Assessing Officers, but who has not been awarded a Certified Assessment Evaluator certificate, shall receive additional compensation of $250 per year from funds appropriated to the Department from the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund. If any assessor, deputy assessor, or member of a board of review has been awarded more than one certificate, but has not been awarded a Certified Assessment Evaluator certificate, the maximum additional compensation shall be $250.
    To continue to qualify for the additional compensation after receipt of a certificate, any assessor, deputy assessor or member of a board of review must, each year that additional compensation is sought, complete successfully a minimum of 15 class hours requiring a written examination, and the equivalent of one seminar course of 15 class hours which does not require a written examination.
(Source: P.A. 97-72, eff. 7-1-11.)

35 ILCS 200/4-20

    (35 ILCS 200/4-20)
    Sec. 4-20. Additional compensation based on performance. Any assessor in counties with less than 3,000,000 but more than 50,000 inhabitants each year may petition the Department to receive additional compensation based on performance. To receive additional compensation, the official's assessment jurisdiction must meet the following criteria:
        (1) the median level of assessment must be no more
    
than 35 1/3% and no less than 31 1/3% of fair cash value of property in his or her assessment jurisdiction; and
        (2) the coefficient of dispersion must not be greater
    
than 15%.
For purposes of this Section, "coefficient of dispersion" means the average deviation of all assessments from the median level. For purposes of this Section, the number of inhabitants shall be determined by the latest federal decennial census. When the most recent census shows an increase in inhabitants to over 50,000 or a decrease to 50,000 or fewer, then the assessment year used to compute the coefficient of dispersion and the most recent year of the 3-year average level of assessments is the year that determines qualification for additional compensation. The Department will promulgate rules and regulations to determine whether an assessor meets these criteria.
    Any assessor in a county of 50,000 or fewer inhabitants may petition the Department for consideration to receive additional compensation each year based on performance. In order to receive the additional compensation, the assessments in the official's assessment jurisdiction must meet the following criteria: (i) the median level of assessments must be no more than 35 1/3% and no less than 31 1/3% of fair cash value of property in his or her assessment jurisdiction; and (ii) the coefficient of dispersion must not be greater than 40% in 1994, 38% in 1995, 36% in 1996, 34% in 1997, 32% in 1998, and 30% in 1999 and every year thereafter.
    Real estate transfer declarations used by the Department in annual sales-assessment ratio studies will be used to evaluate applications for additional compensation. The Department will audit other property to determine if the sales-assessment ratio study data is representative of the assessment jurisdiction. If the ratio study is found not representative, appraisals and other information may be utilized. If the ratio study is representative, upon certification by the Department, the assessor shall receive additional compensation of $3,000 for that year, to be paid out of funds appropriated to the Department from the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund.
    As used in this Section, "assessor" means any township or multi-township assessor, or supervisor of assessments.
(Source: P.A. 97-72, eff. 7-1-11.)

35 ILCS 200/4-25

    (35 ILCS 200/4-25)
    Sec. 4-25. Bond of assessors. Before entering office, every assessor and supervisor of assessments, other than township or multi-township assessors, shall enter into a bond, payable to the People of the State of Illinois in the sum of two thousand dollars, or such larger sum as the county board shall determine, with two or more sufficient sureties.
    The bond of the supervisor of assessments shall be approved by the county board, and bonds of other assessors by the president or chairman of the county board. The condition of the bond shall be that the assessor or supervisor of assessments will diligently, faithfully and impartially perform the duties of the office during the term or portion thereof for which he or she was elected or appointed. The bond shall be filed in the office of the county clerk and recorded in a book to be provided for those bonds. Any taxing district, or person suffering any loss resulting from an assessor's failure to perform any of the conditions of the bond may sue to recover the loss in the name of the People of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 87-1021; 87-1189; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/4-30

    (35 ILCS 200/4-30)
    Sec. 4-30. Oath of assessors. Before entering office, every assessor or supervisor of assessments shall take and subscribe to the following oath, which shall be filed in the office of the county clerk, except the oath of township or multi-township assessors and their deputies shall be filed with their respective town clerks. The oath shall be as follows:
State of Illinois)
                 )ss.
County of .......)
    I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Illinois; and that I will faithfully discharge all the duties of the office of assessor, or supervisor of assessments to the best of my ability.
    Dated..........
(Source: P.A. 87-1021; 87-1189; 88-455.)