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
The Department will
promulgate rules and regulations to determine whether an assessor meets these
Any assessor in a county of 50,000 or fewer inhabitants may
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.)