(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.)