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REVENUE
(35 ILCS 200/) Property Tax Code.

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.)

35 ILCS 200/16-125

    (35 ILCS 200/16-125)
    Sec. 16-125. Hearings. In counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, complaints 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) shall be classified by townships. All complaints shall be docketed numerically, in the order in which they are presented, as nearly as possible, in books or computer records kept for that purpose, which shall be open to public inspection. The complaints shall be considered by townships until they have been heard and passed upon by the board. After completing final action on all matters in a township, the board shall transmit such final actions to the county assessor.
    A hearing upon any complaint shall not be held until the taxpayer affected and the county assessor have each been notified and have been given an opportunity to be heard. All hearings shall be open to the public and the board shall sit together and hear the representations of the interested parties or their representatives. An order for a correction of any assessment shall not be made unless both commissioners of the board, or a majority of the members in the case of a board of review, concur therein, in which case, an order for correction shall be made in open session and entered in the records of the board. When an assessment is ordered corrected, the board shall transmit a computer printout of the results, or make and sign a brief written statement of the reason for the change and the manner in which the method used by the assessor in making the assessment was erroneous, and shall deliver a copy of the statement to the county assessor. Upon request the board shall hear any taxpayer in opposition to a proposed reduction in any assessment.
    The board may destroy or otherwise dispose of complaints and records pertaining thereto after the lapse of 5 years from the date of filing.
(Source: P.A. 97-1054, eff. 1-1-13.)

35 ILCS 200/16-130

    (35 ILCS 200/16-130)
    Sec. 16-130. Exemption procedures; board of appeals; board of review. Whenever 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 county with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants determines that any property is or is not exempt from taxation, the decision of the board shall not be final, except as to homestead exemptions and exemptions provided under subsection (b) of Section 15-5. With the exception of homestead exemptions and exemptions provided under subsection (b) of Section 15-5, upon filing of any application for an exemption which would, if approved, reduce the assessed valuation of any property by more than $100,000, other than a homestead exemption, the owner shall give timely notice of the application by mailing a copy of it to any municipality, fire protection district, school district, and community college district in which such property is situated. Failure of a municipality, fire protection district, school district, or community college district to receive the notice shall not invalidate any exemption. The board shall give the municipalities, fire protection districts, school districts, and community college districts and the taxpayer an opportunity to be heard. In all exemption cases other than homestead exemptions, the secretary of the board shall comply with the provisions of Section 5-15. The Department shall then determine whether the property is or is not legally liable to taxation. It shall notify the board of its decision and the board shall correct the assessment accordingly, if necessary. The decision of the Department is subject to review under Sections 8-35 and 8-40. The extension of taxes on any assessment shall not be delayed by any proceedings under this paragraph, and, in case the property is determined to be exempt, any taxes extended upon the unauthorized assessment shall be abated or, if already paid, shall be refunded.
(Source: P.A. 102-815, eff. 5-13-22.)

35 ILCS 200/16-135

    (35 ILCS 200/16-135)
    Sec. 16-135. Omitted property; Notice provisions. In counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, the owner of property and the executor, administrator, or trustee of a decedent whose property has been omitted in the assessment in any year or years or on which a tax for which the property was liable has not been paid, and the several taxing bodies interested therein, shall be given at least 30 days notice in writing by 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) or county assessor of the hearing on the proposed assessments of the omitted property. The board or assessor shall have full power to examine the owner, or the executor, administrator, trustee, legatee, or heirs of the decedent, or other person concerning the ownership, kind, character, amount and the value of the omitted property.
    If the board determines that the property of any decedent was omitted from assessment during any year or years, or that a tax for which the property was liable, has not been paid, the board shall direct the county assessor to assess the property. However, if the county assessor, on his or her own initiative, makes such a determination, then the assessor shall assess the property. No charge for tax of previous years shall be made against any property prior to the date of ownership of the person owning the property at the time the liability for such omitted tax is first ascertained. Ownership as used in this Section refers to bona fide legal and equitable titles or interests acquired for value and without notice of the tax, as may appear by deed, deed of trust, mortgage, certificate of purchase or sale, or other form of contract. No such charge for tax of previous years shall be made against any property if:
        (1) the assessor failed to notify the board of review
    
of an omitted assessment in accordance with subsection (a-1) of Section 9-260 of this Code; or
        (2) the property was last assessed as unimproved,
    
the owner of the property, gave notice of subsequent improvements and requested a reassessment as required by Section 9-180, and reassessment of the property was not made within 16 months of receipt of that notice; or
        (3) the owner of the property gave notice as required
    
by Section 9-265; or
        (4) the assessor received a building permit for the
    
property evidencing that new construction had occurred or was occurring on the property but failed to list the improvement on the tax rolls; or
        (5) the assessor received a plat map, plat of survey,
    
ALTA survey, mortgage survey, or other similar document containing the omitted property but failed to list the improvement on the tax rolls; or
        (6) the assessor received a real estate transfer
    
declaration indicating a sale from an exempt property owner to a non-exempt property owner but failed to list the property on the tax rolls; or
        (7) the property was the subject of an assessment
    
appeal before the assessor or the board of review that had included the intended omitted property as part of the assessment appeal and provided evidence of its market value.
    The assessment of omitted property by the county assessor may be reviewed by the board in the same manner as other assessments are reviewed under the provisions of this Code and when so reviewed, the assessment shall not thereafter be subject to review by any succeeding board.
    For the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this Code, relating to property omitted from assessment, the taxing bodies interested therein are hereby empowered to employ counsel to appear before the board or assessor (as the case may be) and take all necessary steps to enforce the assessment on the omitted property.
(Source: P.A. 96-1553, eff. 3-10-11.)

35 ILCS 200/16-140

    (35 ILCS 200/16-140)
    Sec. 16-140. Omitted property. 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 direct the county assessor, in accordance with Section 16-135, when he or she fails to do so on his or her own initiative, to assess all property which has not been assessed, for any reason, and enter the same upon the assessment books and to list and assess all property that has been omitted in the assessment for the current year and not more than 3 years prior to the current year. If the tax for which that property was liable has not been paid or if any property, by reason of defective description or assessment thereof, fails to pay taxes for any year or years, the property, when discovered by the board shall be listed and assessed by the county assessor. The board may order the county assessor to make such alterations in the description of property as it deems necessary. No charge for tax of previous years shall be made against any property if:
        (1) the assessor failed to notify the board of review
    
of an omitted assessment in accordance with subsection (a-1) of Section 9-260 of this Code; or
        (2) the property was last assessed as unimproved,
    
the owner of the property gave notice of subsequent improvements and requested a reassessment as required by Section 9-180, and reassessment of the property was not made within 16 months of receipt of that notice; or
        (3) the owner of the property gave notice as required
    
by Section 9-265; or
        (4) the assessor received a building permit for the
    
property evidencing that new construction had occurred or was occurring on the property but failed to list the improvement on the tax rolls; or
        (5) the assessor received a plat map, plat of survey,
    
ALTA survey, mortgage survey, or other similar document containing the omitted property but failed to list the improvement on the tax rolls; or
        (6) the assessor received a real estate transfer
    
declaration indicating a sale from an exempt property owner to a non-exempt property owner but failed to list the property on the tax rolls; or
        (7) the property was the subject of an assessment
    
appeal before the assessor or the board of review that had included the intended omitted property as part of the assessment appeal and provided evidence of its market value.
    The board shall hear complaints and revise assessments of any particular parcel of property of any person identified and described in a complaint filed with the board and conforming to the requirements of Section 16-115. The board shall make revisions in no other cases.
(Source: P.A. 96-1553, eff. 3-10-11.)

35 ILCS 200/16-145

    (35 ILCS 200/16-145)
    Sec. 16-145. Assessment list changes. 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 revising assessments in any year, shall require the county assessor to note all changes in the valuation of property upon an assessment list and books certified by the county assessor.
(Source: P.A. 88-455; 89-126, eff. 7-11-95; 89-671, eff. 8-14-96.)

35 ILCS 200/16-147

    (35 ILCS 200/16-147)
    Sec. 16-147. Reduced assessment of homestead property. In any county with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, if the board of review or board of appeals lowers the assessment of a particular parcel on which a residence occupied by the owner is situated, the reduced assessment, subject to equalization, shall remain in effect for the remainder of the general assessment period as provided in Sections 9-215 through 9-225, unless the taxpayer, county assessor, or other interested party can show substantial cause why the reduced assessment should not remain in effect, or unless the decision of the board is reversed or modified upon review.
(Source: P.A. 89-671, eff. 8-14-96.)

35 ILCS 200/16-150

    (35 ILCS 200/16-150)
    Sec. 16-150. Certification of assessment books. 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, on or before the annual date for final adjournment as fixed by this Section, complete its work, and order the county assessor to make those entries in the assessment books and lists as may be required to make the assessments conform with the changes directed to be made therein by the board. The county assessor and a majority of the members of the board shall attach to each of the assessment books in the possession of the county assessor and the county clerk an affidavit signed by the county assessor and a majority of the members of the board, which affidavit shall be in substantially the following form:
State of Illinois)
                 ) ss.
County of .......)
    We, and each of us, as county assessor and as members of the (board of appeals or board of review) of the County of ...., in the State of Illinois, do solemnly swear that the books .... in number .... to which this affidavit is attached, contain a full and complete list of all the property in this county subject to taxation for the year (insert year) so far as we have been able to ascertain them, and that the assessed value set down in the proper column opposite the several kinds and descriptions of 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 several columns in these books are correct to the best of our knowledge and belief.
    The final date of adjournment of the board shall be 60 days after the date of the last delivery to it of the assessment books for any township or taxing district.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

35 ILCS 200/16-155

    (35 ILCS 200/16-155)
    Sec. 16-155. Use of certified assessments. In counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, the assessments of property after review by 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 be certified to the county clerk and shall be the basis of that clerk's reports of assessments to the Department and, as equalized, shall be used by the county clerk in ascertaining tax rates and extending taxes.
(Source: P.A. 88-455; 89-126, eff. 7-11-95; 89-671, eff. 8-14-96.)

35 ILCS 200/Art. 16 Div. 4

 
    (35 ILCS 200/Art. 16 Div. 4 heading)
Division 4. Property Tax Appeal Board

35 ILCS 200/16-160

    (35 ILCS 200/16-160)
    Sec. 16-160. Property Tax Appeal Board; process. In counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, beginning with assessments made for the 1996 assessment year for residential property of 6 units or less and beginning with assessments made for the 1997 assessment year for all other property, and for all property in any county other than a county with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, any taxpayer dissatisfied with the decision of a board of review or board of appeals as such decision pertains to the assessment of his or her property for taxation purposes, or any taxing body that has an interest in the decision of the board of review or board of appeals on an assessment made by any local assessment officer, may, (i) in counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants within 30 days after the date of written notice of the decision of the board of review or (ii) in assessment year 1999 and thereafter in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants within 30 days after the date of the board of review notice or within 30 days after the date that the board of review transmits to the county assessor pursuant to Section 16-125 its final action on the township in which the property is located, whichever is later, appeal the decision to the Property Tax Appeal Board for review. In any appeal where the board of review or board of appeals has given written notice of the hearing to the taxpayer 30 days before the hearing, failure to appear at the board of review or board of appeals hearing shall be grounds for dismissal of the appeal unless a continuance is granted to the taxpayer. If an appeal is dismissed for failure to appear at a board of review or board of appeals hearing, the Property Tax Appeal Board shall have no jurisdiction to hear any subsequent appeal on that taxpayer's complaint. Such taxpayer or taxing body, hereinafter called the appellant, shall file a petition with the clerk of the Property Tax Appeal Board, setting forth the facts upon which he or she bases the objection, together with a statement of the contentions of law which he or she desires to raise, and the relief requested. If a petition is filed by a taxpayer, the taxpayer is precluded from filing objections based upon valuation, as may otherwise be permitted by Sections 21-175 and 23-5. However, any taxpayer not satisfied with the decision of the board of review or board of appeals as such decision pertains to the assessment of his or her property need not appeal the decision to the Property Tax Appeal Board before seeking relief in the courts. The changes made by this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly shall be effective beginning with the 1999 assessment year.
    An association may, on behalf of all or several of the owners that constitute the association, file an appeal to the Property Tax Appeal Board or intervene in an appeal to the Property Tax Appeal Board filed by a taxing body. For purposes of this Section, "association" means: (1) a common interest community association, as that term is defined in Section 1-5 of the Common Interest Community Association Act; (2) a unit owners' association, as that term is defined in subsection (o) of Section 2 of the Condominium Property Act; or (3) a master association, as that term is defined in subsection (u) of Section 2 of the Condominium Property Act.
(Source: P.A. 102-1000, eff. 1-1-23.)

35 ILCS 200/16-165

    (35 ILCS 200/16-165)
    Sec. 16-165. Forms for appeal. The Property Tax Appeal Board shall supply forms for appeal to the Boards of Review or Boards of Appeals. Each Board of Review or Board of Appeals shall provide such forms to each person or taxing body entitled to appeal a decision of the Board of Review or Board of Appeals.
(Source: P.A. 88-455; 89-671, eff. 8-14-96.)

35 ILCS 200/16-170

    (35 ILCS 200/16-170)
    Sec. 16-170. Hearings. A hearing shall be granted if any party to the appeal so requests, and, upon motion of any party to the appeal or by direction of the Property Tax Appeal Board, any appeal may be set down for a hearing, with proper notice to the interested parties. Notice to all interested taxing bodies shall be deemed to have been given when served upon the State's Attorney of the county from which the appeal has been taken. Hearings may be held before less than a majority of the members of the Board, and the chairman may assign members or hearing officers to hold hearings. Such hearings shall be open to the public and shall be conducted in accordance with the rules of practice and procedure promulgated by the Board. The Board, any member or hearing officer may require the production of any books, records, papers or documents that may be material or relevant as evidence in any matter pending before it and necessary for the making of a just decision.
(Source: P.A. 76-689; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/16-175

    (35 ILCS 200/16-175)
    Sec. 16-175. Subpoenas. The Chairman of the Property Tax Appeal Board or his or her designee may issue subpoenas which shall be served by any person lawfully authorized to serve a subpoena under the laws of the State of Illinois. In case of disobedience to a subpoena, the Board may petition any circuit court of the State for an order requiring the attendance and testimony of witnesses. Witnesses attending any hearing held by the Property Tax Appeal Board, pursuant to any subpoena, shall be paid the same fees and mileage that are paid witnesses in the circuit courts of the State.
(Source: P.A. 83-1250; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/16-180

    (35 ILCS 200/16-180)
    Sec. 16-180. Procedure for determination of correct assessment. The Property Tax Appeal Board shall establish by rules an informal procedure for the determination of the correct assessment of property which is the subject of an appeal. The procedure, to the extent that the Board considers practicable, shall eliminate formal rules of pleading, practice and evidence, and except for any reasonable filing fee determined by the Board, may provide that costs shall be in the discretion of the Board. A copy of the appellant's petition shall be mailed or sent by electronic means by the clerk of the Property Tax Appeal Board to the board of review whose decision is being appealed. In all cases where a change in assessed valuation of $100,000 or more is sought, the board of review shall serve a copy of the petition on all taxing districts as shown on the last available tax bill. The chairman of the Property Tax Appeal Board shall provide for the speedy hearing of all such appeals. Each appeal shall be limited to the grounds listed in the petition filed with the Property Tax Appeal Board. All appeals shall be considered de novo and the Property Tax Appeal Board shall not be limited to the evidence presented to the board of review of the county. A party participating in the hearing before the Property Tax Appeal Board is entitled to introduce evidence that is otherwise proper and admissible without regard to whether that evidence has previously been introduced at a hearing before the board of review of the county. Where no complaint has been made to the board of review of the county where the property is located and the appeal is based solely on the effect of an equalizing factor assigned to all property or to a class of property by the board of review, the Property Tax Appeal Board shall not grant a reduction in assessment greater than the amount that was added as the result of the equalizing factor.
    The provisions added to this Section by this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly shall be construed as declaratory of existing law and not as a new enactment.
(Source: P.A. 99-626, eff. 7-22-16.)

35 ILCS 200/16-183

    (35 ILCS 200/16-183)
    Sec. 16-183. Compulsory sales. The Property Tax Appeal Board shall consider compulsory sales of comparable properties for the purpose of revising and correcting assessments, including those compulsory sales of comparable properties submitted by the taxpayer.
(Source: P.A. 96-1083, eff. 7-16-10.)

35 ILCS 200/16-185

    (35 ILCS 200/16-185)
    Sec. 16-185. Decisions. The Board shall make a decision in each appeal or case appealed to it, and the decision shall be based upon equity and the weight of evidence and not upon constructive fraud, and shall be binding upon appellant and officials of government. The extension of taxes on any assessment so appealed shall not be delayed by any proceeding before the Board, and, in case the assessment is altered by the Board, any taxes extended upon the unauthorized assessment or part thereof shall be abated, or, if already paid, shall be refunded with interest as provided in Section 23-20.
    The decision or order of the Property Tax Appeal Board in any such appeal, shall, within 10 days thereafter, be certified at no charge to the appellant and to the proper authorities, including the board of review or board of appeals whose decision was appealed, the county clerk who extends taxes upon the assessment in question, and the county collector who collects property taxes upon such assessment.
    The final administrative decision of the Property Tax Appeal Board shall be deemed served on a party when a copy of the decision is: (1) deposited in the United States Mail, in a sealed package, with postage prepaid, addressed to that party at the address listed for that party in the pleadings; except that, if the party is represented by an attorney, the notice shall go to the attorney at the address listed in the pleadings; or (2) sent electronically to the party at the e-mail addresses provided for that party in the pleadings. The Property Tax Appeal Board shall allow each party to designate one or more individuals to receive electronic correspondence on behalf of that party and shall allow each party to change, add, or remove designees selected by that party during the course of the proceedings. Decisions and all electronic correspondence shall be directed to each individual so designated.
    If the Property Tax Appeal Board renders a decision lowering the assessment of a particular parcel after the deadline for filing complaints with the board of review or board of appeals or after adjournment of the session of the board of review or board of appeals at which assessments for the subsequent year or years of the same general assessment period, as provided in Sections 9-215 through 9-225, are being considered, the taxpayer may, within 30 days after the date of written notice of the Property Tax Appeal Board's decision, appeal the assessment for such subsequent year or years directly to the Property Tax Appeal Board.
    If the Property Tax Appeal Board renders a decision lowering the assessment of a particular parcel on which a residence occupied by the owner is situated, such reduced assessment, subject to equalization, shall remain in effect for the remainder of the general assessment period as provided in Sections 9-215 through 9-225, unless that parcel is subsequently sold in an arm's length transaction establishing a fair cash value for the parcel that is different from the fair cash value on which the Board's assessment is based, or unless the decision of the Property Tax Appeal Board is reversed or modified upon review.
(Source: P.A. 99-626, eff. 7-22-16; 100-216, eff. 8-18-17.)

35 ILCS 200/16-190

    (35 ILCS 200/16-190)
    Sec. 16-190. Record of proceedings and orders.
    (a) The Property Tax Appeal Board shall keep a record of its proceedings and orders and the record shall be a public record. In all cases where the contesting party is seeking a change of $100,000 or more in assessed valuation, the contesting party must provide a court reporter at his or her own expense. The original certified transcript of such hearing shall be forwarded to the Springfield office of the Property Tax Appeal Board and shall become part of the Board's official record of the proceeding on appeal. Each year the Property Tax Appeal Board shall publish a volume containing a synopsis of representative cases decided by the Board during that year. The publication shall be organized by or cross-referenced by the issue presented before the Board in each case contained in the publication. The publication shall be available for inspection by the public at the Property Tax Appeal Board offices and copies shall be available for a reasonable cost, except as provided in Section 16-191.
    (b) The Property Tax Appeal Board shall provide annually, no later than February 1, to the Governor and the General Assembly a report that contains for each county the following:
        (1) the total number of cases for commercial and
    
industrial property requesting a reduction in assessed value of $100,000 or more for each of the last 5 years;
        (2) the total number of cases for commercial and
    
industrial property decided by the Property Tax Appeal Board for each of the last 5 years; and
        (3) the total change in assessed value based on the
    
Property Tax Appeal Board decisions for commercial property and industrial property for each of the last 5 years.
    (c) The requirement for providing a report to the General Assembly shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report with the following:
        (1) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
        (2) the Minority Leader of the House of
    
Representatives;
        (3) the Clerk of the House of Representatives;
        (4) the President of the Senate;
        (5) the Minority Leader of the Senate;
        (6) the Secretary of the Senate;
        (7) the Commission on Government Forecasting and
    
Accountability, as required by Section 3.1 of the General Assembly Organization Act; and
        (8) the State Government Report Distribution Center
    
for the General Assembly, as required by subsection (t) of Section 7 of the State Library Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-1148, eff. 12-10-18.)

35 ILCS 200/16-191

    (35 ILCS 200/16-191)
    Sec. 16-191. Publications for Chief County Assessment Officers. The Property Tax Appeal Board shall annually distribute to each chief county assessment officer, free of charge, one copy of the volume published pursuant to Section 16-190 and one copy of any other publication produced by the Property Tax Appeal Board, upon request.
    In addition, in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, the Property Tax Appeal Board shall electronically distribute every 30 days to the chief county assessment officer, free of charge, appeal information containing the following:
        (1) appeal year and appeal docket number;
        (2) Property Tax Appeal Board class and requested
    
level of reduction;
        (3) appellant name;
        (4) permanent index number or numbers;
        (5) scheduled hearing dates;
        (6) final assessed value determined by the Property
    
Tax Appeal Board;
        (7) date case closed at Property Tax Appeal Board;
        (8) reason for action;
        (9) intervenor name; and
        (10) intervenor representatives.
(Source: P.A. 93-248, eff. 7-22-03.)

35 ILCS 200/16-195

    (35 ILCS 200/16-195)
    Sec. 16-195. Review of decisions. Final administrative decisions of the Property Tax Appeal Board are subject to review under the provisions of the Administrative Review Law, except that in every case where a change in assessed valuation of $300,000 or more was sought, that review shall be afforded directly in the Appellate Court for the district in which the property involved in the Board's decision is situated, and not in the circuit court. The Property Tax Appeal Board shall certify the record of its proceedings only if the taxpayer or other entity seeking review under the Administrative Review Law pays to it for each page of legal size or smaller, the sum of 75 per page for testimony taken before the Board and 25 per page for all other matters contained in the record, and for any page larger than legal size the sum of $1, except that these charges may be waived when the Board is satisfied that the aggrieved party cannot afford to pay such charges. There shall be no charge to the taxpayer or other entity for certification by the Property Tax Appeal Board of any pages of the record which are furnished for inclusion in the record by the taxpayer or other entity seeking review. If payment for the record is not made by the taxpayer or other entity within 30 days after notice from the Board or the Attorney General of the cost thereof, the court in which the proceeding is pending, on motion of the Board, shall dismiss the complaint.
(Source: P.A. 87-1189; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/Art. 16 Div. 5

 
    (35 ILCS 200/Art. 16 Div. 5 heading)
Division 5. Department of Revenue

35 ILCS 200/16-200

    (35 ILCS 200/16-200)
    Sec. 16-200. Review of farmland and coal assessments. Assessments in each county made under Sections 10-110 through 10-140 and 10-170 through 10-200 shall be subject to review by the Department to determine whether they are being made in accordance with those Sections. If it appears to the Department that local assessing officials are not assigning values determined under the Sections cited above, the Department may order a reassessment under Section 13-10 or may order that the Board of Review reconvene to correct those assessments.
(Source: P.A. 80-1386; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/16-205

    (35 ILCS 200/16-205)
    Sec. 16-205. Limitation on Department review of individual assessments. Nothing in this Code shall be construed to give the Department any power, jurisdiction or authority to review, revise, correct or change any individual assessment made by any local assessment officer.
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 1, p. 1136; P.A. 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/Art. 17

 
    (35 ILCS 200/Art. 17 heading)
Article 17. State Equalization Process

35 ILCS 200/17-5

    (35 ILCS 200/17-5)
    Sec. 17-5. Equalization among counties. The Department shall act as an equalizing authority. It shall examine the abstracts of property assessed for taxation in the counties and in the assessment districts in counties having assessment districts, as returned by the county clerks, and shall equalize the assessments between counties as provided in this Code. Except as hereinafter provided, the Department shall lower or raise the total assessed value of property in each county as returned by the county clerk, other than property assessed under Sections 10-110 through 10-140 and 10-170 through 10-200, so that the property will be assessed at 33 1/3% of its fair cash value.
    The Department shall annually determine the percentage relationship, for each county of the State, between the valuations at which locally-assessed property, other than property assessed under the Sections 10-110 through 10-140 and 10-170 through 10-200, as listed by assessors and revised by boards of review, and the estimated 33 1/3% of the fair cash value of the property. To make this analysis, the Department shall use property transfers, property appraisals, and other means as it deems proper and reasonable.
    With the ratio determined for each county, the Department shall then determine the percentage to be added to or deducted from the aggregate reviewed assessment on property subject to local assessment jurisdiction, other than property assessed under the Sections cited above, to produce a ratio of assessed value to 33 1/3% of the fair cash value equivalent to 100%.
(Source: P.A. 91-555, eff. 1-1-00.)

35 ILCS 200/17-10

    (35 ILCS 200/17-10)
    Sec. 17-10. Sales ratio studies. The Department shall monitor the quality of local assessments by designing, preparing and using ratio studies, and shall use the results as the basis for equalization decisions. In compiling sales ratio studies, the Department shall exclude from the reported sales price of any property any amounts included for personal property and, for sales occurring through December 31, 1999, shall exclude seller paid points. The Department shall not include in its sales ratio studies sales of property which have been platted and for which an increase in the assessed valuation is restricted by Section 10-30. The Department shall not include in its sales ratio studies the initial sale of residential property that has been converted to condominium property. The Department shall include compulsory sales occurring on or after January 1, 2011 in its sales ratio studies. The Department shall also consider whether the compulsory sale would otherwise be considered an arm's length transaction, based on existing sales ratio study standards.
    When the declaration required under the Real Estate Transfer Tax Law contains financing information required under Section 31-25, the Department shall adjust sales prices to exclude seller-paid points and shall adjust sales prices to "cash value" when seller related financing is used that is different than the prevailing cost of cash. The prevailing cost of cash for sales occurring on or after January 1, 1992 shall be established as the monthly average 30-year fixed Primary Mortgage Market Survey rate for the North Central Region as published weekly by the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, as computed by the Department, or such other rate as determined by the Department. This rate shall be known as the survey rate. For sales occurring on or after January 1, 1992, through December 31, 1999, adjustments in the prevailing cost of cash shall be made only after the survey rate has been at or above 13% for 12 consecutive months and will continue until the survey rate has been below 13% for 12 consecutive months. For sales occurring on or after January 1, 2000, adjustments for seller paid points and adjustments in the prevailing cost of cash shall be made only after the survey rate has been at or above 13% for 12 consecutive months and will continue until the survey rate has been below 13% for 12 consecutive months. The Department shall make public its adjustment procedure upon request.
(Source: P.A. 96-1083, eff. 7-16-10.)

35 ILCS 200/17-15

    (35 ILCS 200/17-15)
    Sec. 17-15. Tentative equalization factor. The Department shall forward to the County Clerk of each county in each year its estimate of the percentage, established under Section 17-5, to be added to or deducted from the aggregate of the locally assessed property in that county, other than property assessed under Sections 10-110 through 10-140 and 10-170 through 10-200. The percentage relationship to be certified to each county by the Department as provided by Section 17-25 shall be determined by the ratio between the percentage estimate so made and forwarded, as provided by this Section, and the level of assessments of the assessed valuations as made by the assessors and thereafter finally revised by the board of review of that county. Such estimate shall be forwarded by the Department to the County Clerk of any County within 15 days after the chief county assessment officer files with the Department an abstract of the assessments of the locally assessed property in the county, as finally revised. The abstract shall be in substantially the same form as required of the County Clerk by Sections 9-250 and 9-255 after completion of the revisions thereafter to be made by the board of review of the county, except that the abstract shall specify separately the amount of omitted property, and the amount of improvements upon property assessed for the first time in that year. The chief county assessment officer shall forward the abstract to the Department within 30 days after returning the county assessment books to the county board of review.
(Source: P.A. 91-555, eff. 1-1-00.)

35 ILCS 200/17-20

    (35 ILCS 200/17-20)
    Sec. 17-20. Hearing on tentative equalization factor. The Department shall, after publishing its tentative equalization factor and giving notice of hearing to the public in a newspaper of general circulation in the county, hold a hearing on its estimate not less than 10 days nor more than 30 days from the date of the publication. The notice shall state the provided hearing platform and accessibility instructions, date, and time of the hearing, the basis for the estimate of the Department, and further information as the Department may prescribe. The Department shall, after giving a hearing to all interested parties and opportunity for submitting testimony and evidence in support of or adverse to the estimate as the Department considers requisite, either confirm or revise the estimate so as to correctly represent the considered judgment of the Department respecting the estimated percentage to be added to or deducted from the aggregate assessment of all locally assessed property in the county except property assessed under Sections 10-110 through 10-140 or 10-170 through 10-200. Within 30 days after the conclusion of the hearing the Department shall mail to the County Clerk, by certified mail, its determination with respect to such estimated percentage to be added to or deducted from the aggregate assessment.
(Source: P.A. 102-1019, eff. 1-1-23.)

35 ILCS 200/17-25

    (35 ILCS 200/17-25)
    Sec. 17-25. Application of final equalization factor. The assessments of all property, other than property assessed under Sections 10-110 through 10-140 and 10-170 through 10-200, as returned by the county clerks, shall be equalized by adding to the aggregate assessed value thereof in every county in which the Department finds the valuation to be less than 33 1/3% of the fair cash value of the property, the rate per cent which will raise the aggregate assessed valuation to 33 1/3% of fair cash value, and by deducting from the aggregate assessed value thereof, in every county in which the Department finds the valuation to be more than 33 1/3% of the fair cash value, the rate per cent which will reduce the aggregate assessed valuation to 33 1/3% of fair cash value.
    However, no equalization factor shall be certified by the Department to raise or reduce the aggregate assessed value of any county in which the aggregate assessed value of property other than that assessed under the Sections cited above, is more than 99% and less than 101% of 33 1/3% of fair cash value.
(Source: P.A. 91-555, eff. 1-1-00.)

35 ILCS 200/17-30

    (35 ILCS 200/17-30)
    Sec. 17-30. Certification of final equalization factor. When the Department has completed its equalization of assessments in each year, it shall certify to each county clerk the percentage finally determined by it to be added to or deducted from the listed or assessed valuation of property in the county as returned by the county clerk.
(Source: P.A. 91-555, eff. 1-1-00.)

35 ILCS 200/17-35

    (35 ILCS 200/17-35)
    Sec. 17-35. Certification of assessments. The Department shall certify to the county clerks of the proper counties the assessments made by it on certified pollution control facilities, low sulfur dioxide emission coal fueled devices and on property owned or used by railroad companies operating within this State, along with the distribution of those railroad assessments among the respective taxing districts within the counties. The county clerks shall extend the taxes for all purposes on the amounts so certified, in the same manner as taxes are extended against other property in the taxing districts in which the pollution control facilities, low sulfur dioxide emission coal fueled devices and railroad property are allocated or distributed.
(Source: P.A. 91-555, eff. 1-1-00.)

35 ILCS 200/17-40

    (35 ILCS 200/17-40)
    Sec. 17-40. Publication of final equalization factor. The Department shall publish in each county the percentage and equalization factor certified to each county clerk under Section 17-30. If the percentage differs from the percentage derived from the initial estimate certified under Section 17-15, a statement as to the basis for the final percentage shall also be published. The Department shall provide the statement to any member of the public upon request.
(Source: P.A. 79-703; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/Tit. 6

 
    (35 ILCS 200/Tit. 6 heading)
TITLE 6. LEVY AND EXTENSION

35 ILCS 200/Art. 18

 
    (35 ILCS 200/Art. 18 heading)
Article 18. Levy and Extension Process

35 ILCS 200/Art. 18 Div. 1

 
    (35 ILCS 200/Art. 18 Div. 1 heading)
Division 1. Levying process

35 ILCS 200/18-10

    (35 ILCS 200/18-10)
    Sec. 18-10. County levies. The county board of each county with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants shall, annually, at the September session, determine the amount of county taxes to be levied for all purposes. Any county with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants which has changed its fiscal year may, at the September session or at any adjourned meeting thereof, instead of determining the amount of all county taxes to be levied for a one-year period, determine the amount of taxes to be levied during a period greater or less than a year as required by the change of the fiscal year. The county board of each county with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants shall, annually, prior to the third Monday of March, determine the amount of county taxes to be levied for all purposes. The amount for each purpose shall be stated separately. All counties shall certify to the county clerk annually, on or before the last Tuesday in December the amounts that they have levied.
(Source: P.A. 87-17; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/18-15

    (35 ILCS 200/18-15)
    Sec. 18-15. Filing of levies of taxing districts.
    (a) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, all taxing districts, other than a school district subject to the authority of a Financial Oversight Panel pursuant to Article 1H of the School Code, shall annually certify to the county clerk, on or before the last Tuesday in December, the several amounts that they have levied.
    (a-5) Certification to the county clerk under subsection (a), including any supplemental or supportive documentation, may be submitted electronically.
    (b) A school district subject to the authority of a Financial Oversight Panel pursuant to Article 1H of the School Code shall file a certificate of tax levy, necessary to effect the implementation of the approved financial plan and the approval of the Panel, as otherwise provided by this Section, except that the certificate must be certified to the county clerk on or before the first Tuesday in November.
    (c) If a school district as specified in subsection (b) of this Section fails to certify and return the certificate of tax levy, necessary to effect the implementation of the approved financial plan and the approval of the Financial Oversight Panel, to the county clerk on or before the first Tuesday in November, then the Financial Oversight Panel for the school district shall proceed to adopt, certify, and return a certificate of tax levy for the school district to the county clerk on or before the last Tuesday in December.
(Source: P.A. 102-625, eff. 1-1-22.)

35 ILCS 200/18-20

    (35 ILCS 200/18-20)
    Sec. 18-20. Abatement of levies.
    (a) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, if any taxing district receives funds under Section 12 of the State Revenue Sharing Act, which may lawfully be used by the district, the governing authority of the district, upon determining that a surplus of funds is available for any purpose, shall adopt a resolution or ordinance reducing its tax levy for the year for which the resolution or ordinance is adopted.
    (b) If any taxing district reduces its levy, the governing authority of the district shall certify its action to the county clerk of each county collecting those taxes. The county clerk shall abate the levy of the district in accordance with the provisions of the certified resolution or ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 81-1255; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/18-25

    (35 ILCS 200/18-25)
    Sec. 18-25. County clerk to provide collector's books. The county clerk shall, annually, make out for the use of collectors, in books to be furnished by the county, correct lists of taxable property, as assessed and equalized.
(Source: Laws 1939, p. 886; P.A. 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/18-30

    (35 ILCS 200/18-30)
    Sec. 18-30. Books by township. In counties not under township organization, the collector's books shall be made up by congressional townships; but fractional townships may be added to full townships, at the discretion of the county board. In counties under township organization, the books shall correspond with the organized townships. Separate books may be made for the collection of all taxes within the corporate limits of cities, incorporated towns and villages. These books shall be in addition to the tax book provided for in this Code, for the use of county collectors, for collecting taxes against railroad property.
(Source: Laws 1939, p. 886; P.A. 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/18-35

    (35 ILCS 200/18-35)
    Sec. 18-35. Collector's books; columns. Each county clerk shall prepare the collector's books with 4 columns for the value of each property, the first to show the assessed value by the chief county assessment officer, the second to show the value as corrected by the board of review or board of appeals, the third to show the value as equalized by the board of review under Sections 16-60 and 16-65, and the fourth to show the value as equalized or assessed by the Department. Such books may be created, transmitted, and stored in an electronic format. If a municipality has adopted tax increment allocation financing under Division 74.4 of Article 11 of the Illinois Municipal Code, the county clerk, or clerks if a municipality is located in more than one county, shall provide additional columns for the initial equalized assessed value, for the extension of the taxes and other purposes, and for the amount of the tax to be deposited in the special tax allocation fund. The books also shall contain a column to insert opposite each parcel of property any tax sale or forfeiture for taxes or special assessments for the 2 preceding years not canceled or withdrawn from collection at any tax sale. Tax sales shall be designated by the word "sold", forfeited, withdrawn or other appropriate designation to be stamped in the proper column opposite the property listing not released prior to December 1st of each year. Each county collector shall stamp upon all receipts given for taxes the information in those columns, to be known as the tax sale column and the delinquent special assessment column. The county clerk shall collect the same fee for stamping forfeitures, as for tax sales and withdrawals.
(Source: P.A. 98-840, eff. 8-1-14.)

35 ILCS 200/18-40

    (35 ILCS 200/18-40)
    Sec. 18-40. Application of equalization factor. Each county clerk shall apply the percentages certified by the Department and enter the equalized valuations in the columns provided for that purpose. The percentages certified by the Department shall be applied to the assessed valuation of property, as corrected and equalized by the board of review, board of appeals, or local assessment officers. In all cases of extension of valuations where the equalized valuations are fractional, the clerk shall reject all fractions that fall below 50. Fractions of 50 or more shall be extended as $1.
    If the equalized assessed value of any property is less than $150 for an assessment year, the county clerk may declare the imposition and collection of all tax for that year to be extended on the parcel to be unfeasible and cancelled. No tax shall be extended or collected on the parcel for that year and the parcel shall not be sold for delinquent taxes.
(Source: P.A. 85-312; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/18-45

    (35 ILCS 200/18-45)
    Sec. 18-45. Computation of rates. Except as provided below, each county clerk shall estimate and determine the rate per cent upon the equalized assessed valuation for the levy year of the property in the county's taxing districts and special service areas, as established under Article VII of the Illinois Constitution, so that the rate will produce, within the proper divisions of that county, not less than the net amount that will be required by the county board or certified to the county clerk according to law. Prior to extension, the county clerk shall determine the maximum amount of tax authorized to be levied by any statute. If the amount of any tax certified to the county clerk for extension exceeds the maximum, the clerk shall extend only the maximum allowable levy.
    The county clerk shall exclude from the total equalized assessed valuation, whenever estimating and determining it under this Section and Sections 18-50 through 18-105, the equalized assessed valuation in the percentage which has been agreed to by each taxing district, of any property or portion thereof within an Enterprise Zone upon which an abatement of taxes was made under Section 18-170. However, if a municipality has adopted tax increment financing under Division 74.4 of Article 11 of the Illinois Municipal Code, the county clerk shall estimate and determine rates in accordance with Sections 11-74.4-7 through 11-74.4-9 of that Act. Beginning on January 1, 1998 and thereafter, the equalized assessed value of all property for the computation of the amount to be extended within a county with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants shall be the sum of (i) the equalized assessed value of such property for the year immediately preceding the levy year as established by the assessment and equalization process for the year immediately prior to the levy year, (ii) the equalized assessed value of any property that qualifies as new property, as defined in Section 18-185, or annexed property, as defined in Section 18-225, for the current levy year, and (iii) any recovered tax increment value, as defined in Section 18-185, for the current levy year, less the equalized assessed value of any property that qualifies as disconnected property, as defined in Section 18-225, for the current levy year.
(Source: P.A. 90-320, eff. 1-1-98.)

35 ILCS 200/18-50

    (35 ILCS 200/18-50)
    Sec. 18-50. Filing of budget and appropriation ordinance. The governing authority of each taxing district shall file with the county clerk within 30 days of their adoption a certified copy of its appropriation and budget ordinances or resolutions, as well as an estimate, certified by its chief fiscal officer, of revenues, by source, anticipated to be received by the taxing district in the following fiscal year. If the governing authority fails to file the required documents, the county clerk shall have the authority, after giving timely notice of the failure to the taxing district, to refuse to extend the tax levy until the documents are so filed.
    In determining the amount of maximum tax authorized to be levied by any statute of this State, the assessed valuation of the current year of property as assessed and reviewed by the local assessment officials or the Department, and as equalized or confirmed by the Department, shall be used.
(Source: P.A. 86-233; 86-953; 86-957; 86-1475; 87-17; 87-477; 87-895; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/18-50.1

    (35 ILCS 200/18-50.1)
    Sec. 18-50.1. School Finance Authority and Financial Oversight Panel levies.
    (a) (Blank).
    (b) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, any levy adopted by a Financial Oversight Panel created under Article 1H of the School Code and levied pursuant to Section 1H-75 of the School Code is valid and shall be extended by the county clerk if it is certified to the county clerk by the Panel in sufficient time to allow the county clerk to include the levy in the extension for the taxable year.
(Source: P.A. 102-894, eff. 5-20-22.)

35 ILCS 200/18-50.2

    (35 ILCS 200/18-50.2)
    Sec. 18-50.2. Vendor information reporting. Beginning in levy year 2022, each taxing district that has an aggregate property tax levy of more than $5,000,000 for the applicable levy year shall make a good faith effort to collect and electronically publish data from all vendors and subcontractors doing business with the taxing district as to: (1) whether the vendor or subcontractor is a minority-owned, women-owned, or veteran-owned business, as defined in the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act; and (2) whether the vendor or subcontractor holds any certifications for those categories or if they are self-certifying; if the vendor self-certifies, then the taxing district shall publish whether the vendor qualifies as a small business under federal Small Business Administration standards. This Section is a denial and limitation of home rule powers and functions under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
    The taxing district may use existing software to comply with this Section.
(Source: P.A. 102-265, eff. 8-6-21.)

35 ILCS 200/Art. 18 Div. 2

 
    (35 ILCS 200/Art. 18 Div. 2 heading)
Division 2. Truth in taxation

35 ILCS 200/18-55

    (35 ILCS 200/18-55)
    Sec. 18-55. Short title and definitions. This Division 2 may be cited as the Truth in Taxation Law. As used in this Division 2:
    (a) "Taxing district" has the meaning specified in Section 1-150 and includes home rule units, but from January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2002 does not include taxing districts that have territory in Cook County.
    (b) "Aggregate levy" means the annual corporate levy of the taxing district and those special purpose levies which are made annually (other than debt service levies and levies made for the purpose of paying amounts due under public building commission leases).
    (c) "Special purpose levies" include, but are not limited to, levies made on an annual basis for contributions to pension plans, unemployment and worker's compensation, or self-insurance.
    (d) "Debt service" means levies made by any taxing district pursuant to home rule authority, statute, referendum, ordinance, resolution, indenture, agreement, or contract to retire the principal or pay interest on bonds, notes, debentures or other financial instruments which evidence indebtedness.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99; 91-523, eff. 1-1-00.)

35 ILCS 200/18-56

    (35 ILCS 200/18-56)
    Sec. 18-56. Legislative purpose. The purpose of this Law is to require taxing districts to disclose by publication and to hold a public hearing on their intention to adopt an aggregate levy in amounts more than 105% of the amount of property taxes extended or estimated to be extended, including any amount abated by the taxing district prior to such extension, upon the final aggregate levy of the preceding year.
(Source: P.A. 88-660, eff. 9-16-94.)

35 ILCS 200/18-60

    (35 ILCS 200/18-60)
    Sec. 18-60. Estimate of taxes to be levied. Not less than 20 days prior to the adoption of its aggregate levy, hereafter referred to as "levy", the corporate authority of each taxing district shall determine the amounts of money, exclusive of any portion of that levy attributable to the cost of conducting an election required by the general election law, hereafter referred to as "election costs", estimated to be necessary to be raised by taxation for that year upon the taxable property in its district.
(Source: P.A. 82-102; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/18-65

    (35 ILCS 200/18-65)
    Sec. 18-65. Restriction on extension. Until it has complied with the notice and hearing provisions of this Article, no taxing district shall levy an amount of ad valorem tax which is more than 105% of the amount, exclusive of election costs, which has been extended or is estimated will be extended, plus any amount abated by the taxing district before extension, upon the final aggregate levy of the preceding year.
(Source: P.A. 86-957; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/18-70

    (35 ILCS 200/18-70)
    Sec. 18-70. More than 5% increase; notice and hearing required. If the estimate of the corporate authority made as provided in Section 18-60 is more than 105% of the amount extended or estimated to be extended, plus any amount abated by the corporate authority prior to extension, upon the final aggregate levy of the preceding year, exclusive of election costs, the corporate authority shall give public notice of and hold a public hearing on its intent to adopt an aggregate levy in an amount which is more than 105% of the amount extended or estimated to be extended upon the final aggregate levy extensions, plus any amount abated, exclusive of election costs, for the preceding year. The hearing shall not coincide with the hearing on the proposed budget of the taxing district.
(Source: P.A. 86-957; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/18-72

    (35 ILCS 200/18-72)
    Sec. 18-72. A school board shall give public notice of and hold a public hearing on its intent to amend a certificate of tax levy under Section 17-11.1 of the School Code.
(Source: P.A. 91-850, eff. 6-22-00.)

35 ILCS 200/18-75

    (35 ILCS 200/18-75)
    Sec. 18-75. Notice; place of publication. If the taxing district is located entirely in one county, the notice shall be published in an English language newspaper of general circulation published in the taxing district, or if there is no such newspaper, in an English language newspaper of general circulation published in the county and having circulation in the taxing district.
    If the taxing district is located primarily in one county but extends into smaller portions of adjoining counties, the notice shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation published in the taxing district, or if there is no such newspaper, in a newspaper of general circulation published in each county in which any part of the district is located.
    If the taxing district includes all or a large portion of 2 or more counties, the notice shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation published in each county in which any part of the district is located.
    If a taxing district has a website maintained by the full-time staff of the taxing district, then the notice shall be posted on the website in addition to the other requirements of this Section. The failure of a taxing district to post the notice on its website shall not invalidate the notice or any action taken on the tax levy.
(Source: P.A. 99-367, eff. 1-1-16.)

35 ILCS 200/18-80

    (35 ILCS 200/18-80)
    Sec. 18-80. Time and form of notice. The notice shall appear not more than 14 days nor less than 7 days prior to the date of the public hearing. The notice shall be no less than 1/8 page in size, and the smallest type used shall be 12 point and shall be enclosed in a black border no less than 1/4 inch wide. The notice shall not be placed in that portion of the newspaper where legal notices and classified advertisements appear. The notice shall be published in substantially the following form:
    Notice of Proposed Property Tax Increase for ... (commonly known name of taxing district).
    I. A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy increase for ... (legal name of the taxing district)... for ... (year) ... will be held on ... (date) ... at ... (time) ... at ... (location).
    Any person desiring to appear at the public hearing and present testimony to the taxing district may contact ... (name, title, address and telephone number of an appropriate official).
    II. The corporate and special purpose property taxes extended or abated for ... (preceding year) ... were ... (dollar amount of the final aggregate levy as extended, plus the amount abated by the taxing district prior to extension).
    The proposed corporate and special purpose property taxes to be levied for ... (current year) ... are ... (dollar amount of the proposed aggregate levy). This represents a ... (percentage) ... increase over the previous year.
    III. The property taxes extended for debt service and public building commission leases for ... (preceding year) ... were ... (dollar amount).
    The estimated property taxes to be levied for debt service and public building commission leases for ... (current year) ... are ... (dollar amount). This represents a ... (percentage increase or decrease) ... over the previous year.
    IV. The total property taxes extended or abated for ... (preceding year) ... were ... (dollar amount).
    The estimated total property taxes to be levied for ... (current year) ... are ... (dollar amount). This represents a ... (percentage increase or decrease) ... over the previous year.
    Any notice which includes any information not specified and required by this Article shall be an invalid notice.
    All hearings shall be open to the public. The corporate authority of the taxing district shall explain the reasons for the proposed increase and shall permit persons desiring to be heard an opportunity to present testimony within reasonable time limits as it determines.
(Source: P.A. 92-382, eff. 8-16-01.)

35 ILCS 200/18-85

    (35 ILCS 200/18-85)
    Sec. 18-85. Notice if adopted levy exceeds proposed levy. If the final aggregate tax levy resolution or ordinance adopted is more than 105% of the amount, exclusive of election costs, which was extended or is estimated to be extended, plus any amount abated by the taxing district prior to extension, upon the final aggregate levy of the preceding year and is in excess of the amount of the proposed levy stated in the notice published under Section 18-70, or is more than 105% of that amount and no notice was required under Section 18-70, the corporate authority shall give public notice of its action within 15 days of the adoption of the levy in the following form:
    Notice of Adopted Property Tax Increase for ... (commonly known name of taxing district).
    I. The corporate and special purpose property taxes extended or abated for ... (preceding year) ... were ... (dollar amount of the final aggregate levy as extended).
    The adopted corporate and special purpose property taxes to be levied for ... (current year) ... are ... (dollar amount of the proposed aggregate levy). This represents a ... (percentage) ... increase over the previous year.
    II. The property taxes extended for debt service and public building commission leases for ... (preceding year) ... were ... (dollar amount).
    The estimated property taxes to be levied for debt service and public building commission leases for ... (current year) ... are ... (dollar amount). This represents a ... (percentage increase or decrease) ... over the previous year.
    III. The total property taxes extended or abated for ... (preceding year) ... were ... (dollar amount).
    IV. The estimated total property taxes to be levied for ... (current year) ... are ... (dollar amount). This represents a ... (percentage increase or decrease) ... over the previous year.
    A taxing district may, in its discretion and if applicable, include the following in the notice:
    V. The taxing district has estimated its equalized assessed valuation to secure new growth revenue and must adhere to the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL or "tax cap" law). PTELL limits the increase over the prior year in the property tax extension of this taxing district to the lesser of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which is (insert applicable CPI percentage increase).
(Source: P.A. 96-504, eff. 8-14-09.)

35 ILCS 200/18-90

    (35 ILCS 200/18-90)
    Sec. 18-90. Limitation on extension of county clerk. The tax levy resolution or ordinance approved in the manner provided for in this Article shall be filed with the county clerk in the manner and at the time otherwise provided by law. No amount more than 105% of the amount, exclusive of election costs, which has been extended or is estimated to be extended, plus any amount abated by the taxing district prior to extension, upon the final aggregate levy of the preceding year shall be extended unless the tax levy ordinance or resolution is accompanied by a certification by the presiding officer of the corporate authority certifying compliance with or inapplicability of the provisions of Sections 18-60 through 18-85. An amount extended under Section 18-107 in 1994 for a multi-township assessment district that did not file a certification of compliance with the Truth in Taxation Law may not exceed 105% of the amount, exclusive of election costs, that was extended in 1993, plus a proportional amount abated before extension, upon the levy or portion of a levy that is allocable to assessment purposes in each township that is a member of that multi-township assessment district.
(Source: P.A. 88-455; 88-660, eff. 9-16-94.)

35 ILCS 200/18-92

    (35 ILCS 200/18-92)
    Sec. 18-92. Downstate School Finance Authority for Elementary Districts Law and Financial Oversight Panel Law.
    (a) The provisions of the Truth in Taxation Law are subject to the Downstate School Finance Authority for Elementary Districts Law.
    (b) A Financial Oversight Panel created under Article 1H of the School Code is subject to the provisions of the Truth in Taxation Law with respect to tax levies filed by it on behalf of a school district, as well as with respect to any tax levies it may file on its own behalf.
(Source: P.A. 97-429, eff. 8-16-11.)

35 ILCS 200/18-93

    (35 ILCS 200/18-93)
    Sec. 18-93. Maywood Public Library District Tax Levy Validation (2002) Law. The provisions of the Truth in Taxation Law are subject to the Maywood Public Library District Tax Levy Validation (2002) Law.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

35 ILCS 200/18-95

    (35 ILCS 200/18-95)
    Sec. 18-95. Effect of Truth in Taxation Law. Nothing contained in Sections 18-55 through 18-90 shall serve to extend or authorize any tax rate in excess of the maximum permitted by law nor prevent the reduction of any tax rate.
(Source: P.A. 82-102; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/18-100

    (35 ILCS 200/18-100)
    Sec. 18-100. Defective publication. A levy of a taxing district shall not be invalidated for failure to comply with the provisions of this Article if the failure is attributable to the newspaper's failure to reproduce the information in the notice accurately or to publish the notice as directed by the taxing district.
(Source: P.A. 87-201; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/18-103

    (35 ILCS 200/18-103)
    Sec. 18-103. General Community Mental Health Act Validation Law. On and after January 1, 1994 and on or before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 103rd General Assembly, the provisions of the Truth in Taxation Law are subject to the Community Mental Health Act, Section 5-25025 of the Counties Code, the Community Care for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, and those referenda under those Acts authorizing and creating boards and levies. The purpose of this Section is to validate boards and levies created on or after January 1, 1994 and on or before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 103rd General Assembly that relied on conflicting referenda language contained in the Community Mental Health Act, the Counties Code, and the Community Care for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act.
(Source: P.A. 102-839, eff. 5-13-22; 103-565, eff. 11-17-23.)

35 ILCS 200/Art. 18 Div. 2.1

 
    (35 ILCS 200/Art. 18 Div. 2.1 heading)
DIVISION 2.1. COOK COUNTY TRUTH IN TAXATION
(Repealed internally, eff. 1-1-03)

35 ILCS 200/Art. 18 Div. 3

 
    (35 ILCS 200/Art. 18 Div. 3 heading)
Division 3. Extension procedures

35 ILCS 200/18-105

    (35 ILCS 200/18-105)
    Sec. 18-105. Extension exceeding authorized rate. No county clerk shall extend a tax levy imposed by any taxing district, other than a home rule unit, based on a rate that exceeds the rate authorized by statute or referendum for that taxing district. If a taxing district is in violation of Section 18-90, no county clerk shall extend the final aggregate levy, as defined in Section 18-55, in an amount more than 105% of the final aggregate levy extended for the preceding year.
(Source: P.A. 86-233; 86-953; 86-957; 86-1475; 87-17; 87-477; 87-895; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/18-107

    (35 ILCS 200/18-107)
    Sec. 18-107. Multi-township assessment district; 1994 extension validated. For property tax extensions in 1994 only, notwithstanding any other provision of this Code to the contrary, if a 1993 levy was filed before the last Tuesday in December 1993 by a multi-township assessment district that was promulgated by the Department under Section 2-10 effective January 1, 1994 either for the first time or with different township members than in 1993, and if that levy has not been excluded from the 1994 extension of taxes in the county in which the district is situated, that levy is not an invalid levy because the multi-township assessment district allegedly lacked authority to adopt that levy in 1993, and that levy may be extended in 1994. All taxes collected from that extension shall be distributed to the multi-township assessment district by the collector in accordance with the provisions of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 88-660, eff. 9-16-94.)

35 ILCS 200/18-110

    (35 ILCS 200/18-110)
    Sec. 18-110. Chicago school district. In each county in which there is a school district and a School Finance Authority organized under Articles 34 and 34a respectively of the School Code, the county clerk shall each year determine the rate for that year's extension of taxes levied by or on behalf of the Authority, and then immediately certify to the school district that rate. However, in making such determination and certification, the county clerk shall disregard the tax rate calculated for the extension of any taxes levied to pay and discharge the principal of and interest on any bonds issued by the Authority under Article 34A of the School Code on or after January 1, 1984 and prior to July 1, 1993 (other than bonds issued to refund or to continue the refunding of bonds issued before January 1, 1984).
(Source: P.A. 87-17; 87-477; 87-895; 88-455; 88-511.)

35 ILCS 200/18-112

    (35 ILCS 200/18-112)
    Sec. 18-112. Extension of taxes for additional or supplemental budget of school district. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code and in accordance with Section 17-3.2 of the School Code, if a school district adopts, in a fiscal year, an additional or supplemental budget under the authority of Section 17-3.2 of the School Code, the county clerk shall include, in the extension of taxes made during that fiscal year, the extension of taxes for the supplemental or additional budget adopted by the school district.
(Source: P.A. 93-346, eff. 7-24-03.)

35 ILCS 200/18-115

    (35 ILCS 200/18-115)
    Sec. 18-115. Use of equalized assessed valuation. The equalized assessed value of all property, as determined under this Code, after equalization by the Department, shall be the assessed valuation for all purposes of taxation, limitation of taxation, and limitation of indebtedness prescribed in any statute.
(Source: P.A. 86-233; 86-953; 86-957; 86-1475; 87-17; 87-477; 87-895; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/18-120

    (35 ILCS 200/18-120)
    Sec. 18-120. Increase or decrease of rate limit. This Sec. applies only to rates which are specifically made subject to increase or decrease according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois. The question of establishing a maximum tax rate limit other than that applicable to the next taxes to be extended may be presented to the legal voters of any taxing district by resolution of the corporate authorities of the taxing district at any regular election. Whenever any taxing district establishes a maximum tax rate lower than that otherwise applicable, it shall publish the ordinance or resolution establishing the maximum tax rate in one or more newspapers in the district within 10 days after the maximum tax rate is established. If no newspaper is published in the district, the ordinance or resolution shall be published in a newspaper having general circulation within the district. The publication of the ordinance or resolution shall include a notice of (a) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting that the question of the adoption of the maximum tax rate be submitted to the voters of the district; (b) the time within which the petition must be filed; and (c) the date of the prospective referendum. The district clerk or secretary shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one.
    Either in response to the taxing district's publication or by the voters' own initiative, the question of establishing a maximum tax rate lower than that in effect shall be submitted to the voters of any taxing district at the regular election for officers of the taxing district in accordance with the general election law, but only if the voters have submitted a petition signed by not fewer than 10% of the legal voters in the taxing district. That percentage shall be based on the number of votes cast at the last general election preceding the filing of the petition. The petition shall specify the tax rate to be submitted. The petition shall be filed with the clerk, secretary or other recording officer of the taxing district not more than 10 months nor less than 6 months prior to the election at which the question is to be submitted to the voters, and its validity shall be determined as provided by the general election law. The officer receiving the petition shall certify the question to the proper election officials, who shall submit the question to the voters.
    Notice shall be given in the manner provided by the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 86-1253; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/18-125

    (35 ILCS 200/18-125)
    Sec. 18-125. Rate limit referenda. Referenda initiated under Section 18-120 shall be subject to the provisions and limitations of the general election law.
    The question of adopting a maximum tax rate other than that applicable shall be in substantially the following form for all elections held after March 21, 2006:
        Shall the maximum tax rate for . . . purposes of . .
    
. (insert legal name, number, if any, and county or counties of taxing district), Illinois, be established at . . . % of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein instead of . . . %, the maximum rate otherwise applicable to the next taxes to be extended?
The votes must be recorded as "Yes" or "No".
    The ballot shall have printed thereon, but not as a part of the proposition submitted, (i) a statement of the purpose or reason for the proposed change in the tax rate, (ii) an estimate of the approximate amount extendable under the proposed rate and of the approximate amount extendable under the current rate applicable to the next taxes extended, such amounts being computed upon the last known equalized assessed value, and (iii) the approximate amount of the tax extendable against property containing a single family residence and having a fair market value of $100,000 at the current maximum rate and at the proposed rate. The approximate amount of the tax extendable against property containing a single family residence shall be calculated (i) without regard to any property tax exemptions and (ii) based upon the percentage level of assessment prescribed for such property by statute or by ordinance of the county board in counties which classify property for purposes of taxation in accordance with Section 4 of Article IX of the Constitution. Any error, miscalculation or inaccuracy in computing such amounts that is not deliberate shall not invalidate or affect the validity of any maximum tax rate so adopted.
    If a majority of all ballots cast on the proposition are in favor of the proposition, the maximum tax rate so established shall become effective with the levy next following the referendum. It is the duty of the county clerk to reduce, if necessary, the amount of any taxes levied thereafter. Nothing in this Section shall be construed as precluding the extension of taxes at rates less than that authorized by the referendum.
(Source: P.A. 94-976, eff. 6-30-06.)

35 ILCS 200/18-130

    (35 ILCS 200/18-130)
    Sec. 18-130. Restrictions. The proposition to authorize a maximum tax rate other than that applicable may, in the discretion of the corporate authorities, be restricted to the tax levy of a given year or series of years, either by resolution of the corporate authorities or by the petitioners requesting a vote on that proposition. The maximum rate limitation thereafter shall revert to that prior to the referendum. If more than one proposition is submitted for any one fund of any taxing district at any one election and a majority of votes cast on any one or more of the propositions are in favor thereof, only the maximum tax rate authorized in the proposition receiving the highest number of favorable votes shall become effective. Propositions to establish a maximum tax rate other than those applicable shall not be submitted more than once in any one year.
    No proposition to increase or decrease a maximum tax rate under the referendum provisions of this Section, when there is no other applicable statute for an increase or decrease in a tax rate limit by referendum or otherwise, shall increase or decrease the maximum tax rate in effect on the date of the referendum by more than 25%.
    Except as provided in this Section and Sections 18-120 and 18-125, the referenda authorized by Sections 18-120 and 18-125 shall be conducted in all respects as provided by the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 86-1253; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/18-135

    (35 ILCS 200/18-135)
    Sec. 18-135. Taxing district in 2 or more counties.
    (a) Notwithstanding any other provisions to the contrary, in counties which have an overlapping taxing district or districts that extend into one or more other counties, the county clerk, upon receipt of the assessments from the Board of Review or Board of Appeals, and of the equalization factor from the Department, may use estimated valuations or estimated rates, as provided in subsection (b) of this Section, for the overlapping taxing district or districts if the county clerk in any other county into which the overlapping taxing district or districts extend cannot certify the actual valuations or rates for the district or districts.
    (b) If the county clerk of a county which has an overlapping taxing district which extends into another county has not received the certified valuations or rates from the county clerk of any county into which such districts overlap, he or she may subsequent to March 15, make written demand for actual or estimated valuations or rates upon the county clerk of that county. Within 10 days of receiving a written demand, the county clerk receiving the demand shall furnish certified or estimated valuations or rates for the overlapping taxing district, as pertaining to his or her county, to the county clerk who made the request. If no valuations or rates are received, the requesting county may make the estimate.
    (c) If the use of estimated valuations or rates results in over or under extension for the overlapping taxing district in the county using estimated valuations or rates, the county clerk shall make appropriate adjustments in the subsequent year. Any adjustments necessitated by the estimation procedure authorized by this Section shall be made by increasing or decreasing the tax extension by fund for each taxing district where the estimation procedures were used.
    (d) For taxing districts subject to the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law, the adjustment for paragraph (c) shall be made after the limiting rate has been calculated using the aggregate extension base, as defined in Section 18-185, adjusted for the over or under extension due to the use of an estimated valuation by the county on the last preceding aggregate extension.
(Source: P.A. 95-404, eff. 1-1-08.)

35 ILCS 200/18-140

    (35 ILCS 200/18-140)
    Sec. 18-140. Extension upon equalized assessment of current levy year. All taxes shall be extended by each county clerk upon the valuation produced by the equalization and assessment of property by the Department for the levy year. In the computation of rates, a fraction of a mill shall be extended as the next higher mill. Rates may be calculated beyond 3 decimal points to allow the extension to be as close to the levy requested as possible. Each installment of taxes shall be extended in a separate column. Installments shall be equal and as to each installment a fraction of a cent shall be extended as one cent.
(Source: P.A. 98-863, eff. 8-8-14.)

35 ILCS 200/18-145

    (35 ILCS 200/18-145)
    Sec. 18-145. Error in calculation of rate or extension. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, if, because of an error in the calculation of tax rates or extension of taxes by the county clerk, the taxes paid on any property are higher than required by law, the county clerk shall in the following year abate an amount equal to the excess taxes from the property taxes extended for any tax levy or fund affected by the error. This Section shall not deprive any taxpayer of the right to maintain a tax objection under Sections 23-5 and 23-10 challenging the legality of the county clerk's actions; but the amount of any subsequent tax abatement shall be credited toward the payment of any refund ordered by the court.
(Source: P.A. 86-422; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/18-150

    (35 ILCS 200/18-150)
    Sec. 18-150. Extension in one total. In counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, the county clerk shall, and in all other counties the county clerk may, extend on each valuation of property the sum of the taxes to be extended upon the property in one total. When collected, the taxes shall be divided among the taxing bodies levying the same in proportion to the rates as determined by the clerk, after deducting from any tax the amount or amounts, if any, ruled invalid by the final judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction, and in the event a municipality has adopted tax increment financing under Division 74.4 of Article 11 of the Illinois Municipal Code, after deducting from any tax, except from a tax levied by a township to retire bonds issued to satisfy court-ordered damages, the amount to be placed in the special tax allocation fund, and distributing the amount to be placed in the special fund to the municipal treasurer under Section 11-74.4-8 of that Act. The clerk shall certify in the collector's books the rates as determined for extension in such manner as to indicate the different taxes entering into each total. All officers dealing with such extensions, shall record them by totals. The clerk shall show in the collector's books the total tax due each taxing body as extended.
    If (i) a county clerk does not extend in one total on each valuation of property the sum of the taxes to be extended upon the property and (ii) a municipality has adopted tax increment financing under Division 74.4 of Article 11 of the Illinois Municipal Code, then the clerk may not deduct the amount to be placed in the special tax allocation fund from a tax levied by a township to retire bonds issued to satisfy court-ordered damages.
(Source: P.A. 91-190, eff. 7-20-99.)

35 ILCS 200/18-155

    (35 ILCS 200/18-155)
    Sec. 18-155. Apportionment of taxes for district in two or more counties. The burden of taxation of property in taxing districts that lie in more than one county shall be fairly apportioned as provided in Article IX, Section 7, of the Constitution of 1970.
    The Department may, and on written request made before July 1 to the Department shall, proceed to apportion the tax burden. The request may be made only by an assessor, chief county assessment officer, Board of Review, Board of Appeals, overlapping taxing district or 25 or more interested taxpayers. The request shall specify one or more taxing districts in the county which lie in one or more other specified counties, and also specify the civil townships, if any, in which the overlapping taxing districts lie. When the Department has received a written request for equalization for overlapping tax districts as provided in this Section, the Department shall promptly notify the county clerk and county treasurer of each county affected by that request that tax bills with respect to property in the parts of the county which are affected by the request may not be prepared or mailed until the Department certifies the apportionment among counties of the taxing districts' levies, except as provided in subsection (c) of this Section. To apportion, the Department shall:
    (a) On or before December 31 of that year cause an assessment ratio study to be made in each township in which each of the named overlapping taxing districts lies, using equalized assessed values as certified by the county clerk, and an analysis of property transfers prior to January 1 of that year. The property transfers shall be in an amount deemed reasonable and proper by the Department. The Department may conduct hearings, at which the evidence shall be limited to the written presentation of assessment ratio study data.
    (b) Request from the County Clerk in each County in which the overlapping taxing districts lie, certification of the portion of the assessed value of the prior year for each overlapping taxing district's portion of each township. Beginning with the 1999 taxable year, for those counties that classify property by county ordinance pursuant to subsection (b) of Section 4 of Article IX of the Illinois Constitution, the certification shall be listed by property class as provided in the classification ordinance. The clerk shall return the certification within 30 days of receipt of the request.
    (c) Use the township assessment ratio studies to apportion the amount to be raised by taxation upon property within the district so that each county in which the district lies bears that burden of taxation as though all parts of the overlapping taxing district had been assessed at the same proportion of actual value. The Department shall certify to each County Clerk, by March 15, the percent of burden. Except as provided below, the County Clerk shall apply the percentage to the extension as provided in Section 18-45 to determine the amount of tax to be raised in the county.
    If the Department does not certify the percent of burden in the time prescribed, the county clerk shall use the most recent prior certification to determine the amount of tax to be raised in the county.
    If the use of a prior certified percentage results in over or under extension for the overlapping taxing district in the county using same, the county clerk shall make appropriate adjustments in the subsequent year, except as provided by Section 18-156. Any adjustments necessitated by the procedure authorized by this Section shall be made by increasing or decreasing the tax extension by fund for each taxing district where a prior certified percentage was used. No tax rate limit shall render any part of a tax levy illegally excessive which has been apportioned as herein provided. The percentages certified by the Department shall remain until changed by reason of another assessment ratio study made under this Section.
    To determine whether an overlapping district has met any qualifying rate prescribed by law for eligibility for State aid, the tax rate of the district shall be considered to be that rate which would have produced the same amount of revenue had the taxes of the district been extended at a uniform rate throughout the district, even if by application of this Section the actual rate of extension in a portion of the district is less than the qualifying rate.
(Source: P.A. 99-335, eff. 8-10-15.)

35 ILCS 200/18-156

    (35 ILCS 200/18-156)
    Sec. 18-156. Correction of apportionment of taxes for a district in 2 or more counties.
    (a) Definitions. For the purposes of this Section, these definitions shall apply:
    "Apportioned property tax levy" means the total property tax extension of a taxing district in one or more counties that has been apportioned by the Department pursuant to Section 18-155.
    "Over-apportionment" means that any single county's share of an apportioned property tax levy is subsequently determined to exceed 105% of what that county's share should have been.
    (b) If, subsequent to the calculation of an apportioned property tax levy, the Department determines that an over-apportionment has taken place, the Department shall notify the county clerk and county treasurer of each county affected by the incorrect apportionment and shall provide those county clerks and county treasurers with correct apportionment data.
    (c) If the notification under this Section is made prior to the due date of the final installment of property tax payments for that taxable year, the county treasurer of a county where an over-apportionment has taken place may, at the treasurer's sole discretion, issue a refund of the over-apportioned amount by either a reduced final installment, a refund of taxes paid, or both, to each taxpayer who is entitled to a refund because of the over-apportionment. Additionally, if the treasurer of the county where an over-apportionment has taken place issues a refund under this subsection, the county treasurer of each other county affected by the incorrect apportionment shall issue a corrected final installment or an additional bill for the amount owed as a result of the under-apportionment of that county's share of the property tax levy to each taxpayer whose taxes were underpaid as a result of the apportionment error.
    (d) Any refund issued under subsection (c) due to any over-apportionment may be made from funds held by the county treasurer for the specific taxing district that was the subject of the over-apportionment; once those funds have been disbursed to the taxing districts, the authority of the county treasurer to issue refunds under subsection (c) ends.
    (e) This Section applies for taxable year 2015 and thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 99-335, eff. 8-10-15.)

35 ILCS 200/18-157

    (35 ILCS 200/18-157)
    Sec. 18-157. Apportionment; tax objections; court decisions; adjustments of levies and refunds to tax objectors. If a court, in any tax objection based on the apportionment of an overlapping taxing district under Section 18-155, enters a final judgment that there was an over extension or under extension of taxes for an overlapping taxing district based on the apportionment under Section 18-155 for the year for which the objection was filed, the county clerks of each county in which there was an under extension shall proportionately increase the levy of that taxing district by an amount specified in the court order in that county in the subsequent year or in any subsequent year following the final judgment of the court. The increase in the levy, when extended, shall be set forth as a separate item on the tax bills of affected taxpayers. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the increase in the levy and the extension thereof shall not be subject to any limitations on levies or extensions imposed by the School Code or this Code. The funds collected pursuant to a levy increase authorized by this Section shall be delivered to the county collector of each county in which there was an over extension for distribution to the tax objectors in accordance with the court order.
    No person who, under any other provision of this Code, has received any payment in satisfaction of a tax objection based in whole or in part on apportionment under Section 18-155 may receive any payment under this Section in satisfaction of a tax objection based in whole or in part on apportionment under Section 18-155.
(Source: P.A. 92-377, eff. 8-16-01; 93-855, eff. 8-2-04.)

35 ILCS 200/18-160

    (35 ILCS 200/18-160)
    Sec. 18-160. Notification of local officials. The Department shall notify, in writing, the overlapping taxing district of the proposed apportionment under this Section, by August 1 of the year in question. If the overlapping taxing district enacts a resolution in opposition to the apportionment and files a certified copy of the resolution with the Department by the following December 31, the Department shall not apportion the tax burden of the overlapping district for that tax year or any subsequent tax year unless a written request for apportionment in accordance with Section 18-155 is received in a subsequent year.
(Source: P.A. 86-905; 87-17; 87-1189; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/Art. 18 Div. 4

 
    (35 ILCS 200/Art. 18 Div. 4 heading)
Division 4. Abatement procedures

35 ILCS 200/18-165

    (35 ILCS 200/18-165)
    Sec. 18-165. Abatement of taxes.
    (a) Any taxing district, upon a majority vote of its governing authority, may, after the determination of the assessed valuation of its property, order the clerk of that county to abate any portion of its taxes on the following types of property:
        (1) Commercial and industrial.
            (A) The property of any commercial or industrial
        
firm, including but not limited to the property of (i) any firm that is used for collecting, separating, storing, or processing recyclable materials, locating within the taxing district during the immediately preceding year from another state, territory, or country, or having been newly created within this State during the immediately preceding year, or expanding an existing facility, or (ii) any firm that is used for the generation and transmission of electricity locating within the taxing district during the immediately preceding year or expanding its presence within the taxing district during the immediately preceding year by construction of a new electric generating facility that uses natural gas as its fuel, or any firm that is used for production operations at a new, expanded, or reopened coal mine within the taxing district, that has been certified as a High Impact Business by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The property of any firm used for the generation and transmission of electricity shall include all property of the firm used for transmission facilities as defined in Section 5.5 of the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act. The abatement shall not exceed a period of 10 years and the aggregate amount of abated taxes for all taxing districts combined shall not exceed $4,000,000.
            (A-5) Any property in the taxing district of a
        
new electric generating facility, as defined in Section 605-332 of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. The abatement shall not exceed a period of 10 years. The abatement shall be subject to the following limitations:
                (i) if the equalized assessed valuation of
            
the new electric generating facility is equal to or greater than $25,000,000 but less than $50,000,000, then the abatement may not exceed (i) over the entire term of the abatement, 5% of the taxing district's aggregate taxes from the new electric generating facility and (ii) in any one year of abatement, 20% of the taxing district's taxes from the new electric generating facility;
                (ii) if the equalized assessed valuation of
            
the new electric generating facility is equal to or greater than $50,000,000 but less than $75,000,000, then the abatement may not exceed (i) over the entire term of the abatement, 10% of the taxing district's aggregate taxes from the new electric generating facility and (ii) in any one year of abatement, 35% of the taxing district's taxes from the new electric generating facility;
                (iii) if the equalized assessed valuation of
            
the new electric generating facility is equal to or greater than $75,000,000 but less than $100,000,000, then the abatement may not exceed (i) over the entire term of the abatement, 20% of the taxing district's aggregate taxes from the new electric generating facility and (ii) in any one year of abatement, 50% of the taxing district's taxes from the new electric generating facility;
                (iv) if the equalized assessed valuation of
            
the new electric generating facility is equal to or greater than $100,000,000 but less than $125,000,000, then the abatement may not exceed (i) over the entire term of the abatement, 30% of the taxing district's aggregate taxes from the new electric generating facility and (ii) in any one year of abatement, 60% of the taxing district's taxes from the new electric generating facility;
                (v) if the equalized assessed valuation of
            
the new electric generating facility is equal to or greater than $125,000,000 but less than $150,000,000, then the abatement may not exceed (i) over the entire term of the abatement, 40% of the taxing district's aggregate taxes from the new electric generating facility and (ii) in any one year of abatement, 60% of the taxing district's taxes from the new electric generating facility;
                (vi) if the equalized assessed valuation of
            
the new electric generating facility is equal to or greater than $150,000,000, then the abatement may not exceed (i) over the entire term of the abatement, 50% of the taxing district's aggregate taxes from the new electric generating facility and (ii) in any one year of abatement, 60% of the taxing district's taxes from the new electric generating facility.
            The abatement is not effective unless the owner
        
of the new electric generating facility agrees to repay to the taxing district all amounts previously abated, together with interest computed at the rate and in the manner provided for delinquent taxes, in the event that the owner of the new electric generating facility closes the new electric generating facility before the expiration of the entire term of the abatement.
            The authorization of taxing districts to abate
        
taxes under this subdivision (a)(1)(A-5) expires on January 1, 2010.
            (B) The property of any commercial or industrial
        
development of at least (i) 500 acres or (ii) 225 acres in the case of a commercial or industrial development that applies for and is granted designation as a High Impact Business under paragraph (F) of item (3) of subsection (a) of Section 5.5 of the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act, having been created within the taxing district. The abatement shall not exceed a period of 20 years and the aggregate amount of abated taxes for all taxing districts combined shall not exceed $12,000,000.
            (C) The property of any commercial or industrial
        
firm currently located in the taxing district that expands a facility or its number of employees. The abatement shall not exceed a period of 10 years and the aggregate amount of abated taxes for all taxing districts combined shall not exceed $4,000,000. The abatement period may be renewed at the option of the taxing districts.
        (2) Horse racing. Any property in the taxing
    
district which is used for the racing of horses and upon which capital improvements consisting of expansion, improvement or replacement of existing facilities have been made since July 1, 1987. The combined abatements for such property from all taxing districts in any county shall not exceed $5,000,000 annually and shall not exceed a period of 10 years.
        (3) Auto racing. Any property designed exclusively
    
for the racing of motor vehicles. Such abatement shall not exceed a period of 10 years.
        (4) Academic or research institute. The property of
    
any academic or research institute in the taxing district that (i) is an exempt organization under paragraph (3) of Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, (ii) operates for the benefit of the public by actually and exclusively performing scientific research and making the results of the research available to the interested public on a non-discriminatory basis, and (iii) employs more than 100 employees. An abatement granted under this paragraph shall be for at least 15 years and the aggregate amount of abated taxes for all taxing districts combined shall not exceed $5,000,000.
        (5) Housing for older persons. Any property in the
    
taxing district that is devoted exclusively to affordable housing for older households. For purposes of this paragraph, "older households" means those households (i) living in housing provided under any State or federal program that the Department of Human Rights determines is specifically designed and operated to assist elderly persons and is solely occupied by persons 55 years of age or older and (ii) whose annual income does not exceed 80% of the area gross median income, adjusted for family size, as such gross income and median income are determined from time to time by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The abatement shall not exceed a period of 15 years, and the aggregate amount of abated taxes for all taxing districts shall not exceed $3,000,000.
        (6) Historical society. For assessment years 1998
    
through 2018, the property of an historical society qualifying as an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the federal Internal Revenue Code.
        (7) Recreational facilities. Any property in the
    
taxing district (i) that is used for a municipal airport, (ii) that is subject to a leasehold assessment under Section 9-195 of this Code and (iii) which is sublet from a park district that is leasing the property from a municipality, but only if the property is used exclusively for recreational facilities or for parking lots used exclusively for those facilities. The abatement shall not exceed a period of 10 years.
        (8) Relocated corporate headquarters. If approval
    
occurs within 5 years after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly, any property or a portion of any property in a taxing district that is used by an eligible business for a corporate headquarters as defined in the Corporate Headquarters Relocation Act. Instead of an abatement under this paragraph (8), a taxing district may enter into an agreement with an eligible business to make annual payments to that eligible business in an amount not to exceed the property taxes paid directly or indirectly by that eligible business to the taxing district and any other taxing districts for premises occupied pursuant to a written lease and may make those payments without the need for an annual appropriation. No school district, however, may enter into an agreement with, or abate taxes for, an eligible business unless the municipality in which the corporate headquarters is located agrees to provide funding to the school district in an amount equal to the amount abated or paid by the school district as provided in this paragraph (8). Any abatement ordered or agreement entered into under this paragraph (8) may be effective for the entire term specified by the taxing district, except the term of the abatement or annual payments may not exceed 20 years.
        (9) United States Military Public/Private Residential
    
Developments. Each building, structure, or other improvement designed, financed, constructed, renovated, managed, operated, or maintained after January 1, 2006 under a "PPV Lease", as set forth under Division 14 of Article 10, and any such PPV Lease.
        (10) Property located in a business corridor that
    
qualifies for an abatement under Section 18-184.10.
        (11) Under Section 11-15.4-25 of the Illinois
    
Municipal Code, property located within an urban agricultural area that is used by a qualifying farmer for processing, growing, raising, or otherwise producing agricultural products.
    (b) Upon a majority vote of its governing authority, any municipality may, after the determination of the assessed valuation of its property, order the county clerk to abate any portion of its taxes on any property that is located within the corporate limits of the municipality in accordance with Section 8-3-18 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
(Source: P.A. 100-1133, eff. 1-1-19.)

35 ILCS 200/18-170

    (35 ILCS 200/18-170)
    Sec. 18-170. Enterprise zone and River Edge Redevelopment Zone abatement. In addition to the authority to abate taxes under Section 18-165, any taxing district, upon a majority vote of its governing authority, may order the county clerk to abate any portion of its taxes on property, or any class thereof, located within an Enterprise Zone created under the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act or a River Edge Redevelopment Zone created under the River Edge Redevelopment Zone Act, and upon which either new improvements have been constructed or existing improvements have been renovated or rehabilitated after December 7, 1982. However, any abatement of taxes on any parcel shall not exceed the amount attributable to the construction of the improvements and the renovation or rehabilitation of existing improvements on the parcel. In the case of property within a redevelopment area created under the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act, the abatement shall not apply unless a business enterprise or individual with regard to new improvements or renovated or rehabilitated improvements has met the requirements of Section 5.4.1 of the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act or under Section 10-5.4.1 of the River Edge Redevelopment Zone Act. If an abatement is discontinued under this Section, a municipality shall notify the county clerk and the board of review or board of appeals of the change in writing not later than July 1 of the assessment year to be first affected by the change. However, within a county economic development project area created under the County Economic Development Project Area Property Tax Allocation Act, any municipality or county which has adopted tax increment allocation financing under the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act or the County Economic Development Project Area Tax Increment Allocation Act may abate any portion of its taxes as provided in this Section. Any other taxing district within the county economic development project area may order any portion or all of its taxes abated as provided above if the county or municipality which created the tax increment district has agreed, in writing, to the abatement.
    A copy of an abatement order adopted under this Section shall be delivered to the county clerk and to the board of review or board of appeals not later than July 1 of the assessment year to be first affected by the order. If it is delivered on or after that date, it will first affect the taxes extended on the assessment of the following year. The board of review or board of appeals shall, each time the assessment books are delivered to the county clerk, also deliver a list of parcels affected by an abatement and the assessed value attributable to new improvements or to the renovation or rehabilitation of existing improvements.
(Source: P.A. 94-1021, eff. 7-12-06.)

35 ILCS 200/18-173

    (35 ILCS 200/18-173)
    Sec. 18-173. Housing opportunity area abatement program.
    (a) For the purpose of promoting access to housing near work and in order to promote economic diversity throughout Illinois and to alleviate the concentration of low-income households in areas of high poverty, a housing opportunity area tax abatement program is created.
    (b) As used in this Section:
    "Housing authority" means either a housing authority created under the Housing Authorities Act or other government agency that is authorized by the United States government under the United States Housing Act of 1937 to administer a housing choice voucher program, or the authorized agent of such a housing authority that is authorized to act upon that authority's behalf.
    "Housing choice voucher" means a tenant voucher issued by a housing authority under Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 and a tenant voucher converted to a project-based voucher by a housing authority.
    "Housing opportunity area" means a census tract where less than 10% of the residents live below the poverty level, as defined by the United States government and determined by the most recent United States census, that is located within a qualified township, except for census tracts located within any township that is located wholly within a municipality with 1,000,000 or more inhabitants. A census tract that is located within a township that is located wholly within a municipality with 1,000,000 or more inhabitants is considered a housing opportunity area if less than 12% of the residents of the census tract live below the poverty level.
    "Housing opportunity unit" means a dwelling unit located in residential property that is located in a housing opportunity area, that is owned by the applicant, and that is rented to and occupied by a tenant who is participating in a housing choice voucher program administered by a housing authority as of January 1st of the tax year for which the application is made.
    "Qualified units" means the number of housing opportunity units located in the property with the limitation that no more than 2 units or 20% of the total units contained within the property, whichever is greater, may be considered qualified units. Further, no unit may be considered qualified unless the property in which it is contained is in substantial compliance with local building codes, and, moreover, no unit may be considered qualified unless it meets the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development's housing quality standards as of the most recent housing authority inspection.
    "Qualified township" means a township located within a county with 200,000 or more inhabitants whose tax capacity exceeds 80% of the average tax capacity of the county in which it is located, except for townships located within a county with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, where a qualified township means a township whose tax capacity exceeds 115% of the average tax capacity of the county except for townships located wholly within a municipality with 1,000,000 or more inhabitants. All townships located wholly within a municipality with 1,000,000 or more inhabitants are considered qualified townships.
    "Tax capacity" means the equalized assessed value of all taxable real estate located within a township or county divided by the total population of that township or county.
    (c) The owner of property located within a housing opportunity area who has a housing choice voucher contract with a housing authority may apply for a housing opportunity area tax abatement by annually submitting an application to the housing authority that administers the housing choice voucher contract. The application must include the number of housing opportunity units as well as the total number of dwelling units contained within the property. The owner must, under oath, self-certify as to the total number of dwelling units in the property and must self-certify that the property is in substantial compliance with local building codes. The housing authority shall annually determine the number of qualified units located within each property for which an application is made.
    The housing authority shall establish rules and procedures governing the application processes and may charge an application fee. The county clerk may audit the applications to determine that the properties subject to the tax abatement meet the requirements of this Section. The determination of eligibility of a property for the housing opportunity area abatement shall be made annually; however, no property may receive an abatement for more than 10 tax years.
    (d) The housing authority shall determine housing opportunity areas within its service area and annually deliver to the county clerk, in a manner determined by the county clerk, a list of all properties containing qualified units within that service area by December 31st of the tax year for which the property is eligible for abatement; the list shall include the number of qualified units and the total number of dwelling units for each property.
    The county clerk shall deliver annually to a housing authority, upon that housing authority's request, the most recent available equalized assessed value for the county as a whole and for those taxing districts and townships so specified by the requesting housing authority.
    (e) The county clerk shall abate the tax attributed to a portion of the property determined to be eligible for a housing opportunity area abatement. The portion eligible for abatement shall be determined by reducing the equalized assessment value by a percentage calculated using the following formula: 19% of the equalized assessed value of the property multiplied by a fraction where the numerator is the number of qualified units and denominator is the total number of dwelling units located within the property.
    (f) Any municipality, except for municipalities with 1,000,000 or more inhabitants, may annually petition the county clerk to be excluded from a housing opportunity area if it is able to demonstrate that more than 2.5% of the total residential units located within that municipality are occupied by tenants under the housing choice voucher program. Properties located within an excluded municipality shall not be eligible for the housing opportunity area abatement for the tax year in which the petition is made.
    (g) Applicability. This Section applies to tax years 2004 through 2024, unless extended by law.
(Source: P.A. 98-957, eff. 8-15-14.)