(35 ILCS 200/23-25)
Tax exempt property; restriction on judicial determinations.
(a) No taxpayer
may file an objection as
provided in Section 21-175 or Section 23-10 on the grounds that the
property is exempt from
taxation, or otherwise seek a judicial determination as to tax exempt status,
except as provided in Section 8-40 and except as otherwise provided in this
Section and Section 14-25 and Section 21-175.
(b) Nothing in this Section shall
affect the right of a governmental agency to seek a judicial determination as
to the exempt status of property for those years during which eminent domain
proceedings were pending before a court, once a certificate of exemption for
the property is obtained by the governmental agency under Section 8-35 or
(c) This Section shall not apply to exemptions granted under Sections
(d) The limitation in this Section shall not apply to court proceedings
relating to an exemption for the 1985 assessment year and preceding assessment
years. However, an order entered in any such proceeding shall not preclude the
necessity of applying for an exemption for 1986 or later assessment years in
the manner provided by Section 16-70 or 16-130.
(e) The limitation in this Section shall not apply to court proceedings to
establish an exemption for any specific assessment year, provided that the
plaintiff or its predecessor in interest in the property has established an
exemption for any subsequent or prior assessment year on grounds comparable to
those alleged in the court proceedings. For purposes of this subsection, the
exemption for a subsequent or prior year must have been determined under
Section 8-35 or a prior similar law by the Department or a predecessor agency,
or under Section 8-40. Court proceedings permitted by this subsection may be
initiated while proceedings for the subsequent or prior year under Section
16-70, 16-130, 8-35, or 8-40 are still pending, but judgment shall not be
entered until the proceedings under Section 8-35 or 8-40 have terminated.
(Source: P.A. 89-126, eff. 7-11-95; 90-679, eff. 7-31-98.)