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REVENUE35 ILCS 200/Art. 10 Div. 2
(35 ILCS 200/) Property Tax Code.
(35 ILCS 200/Art. 10 Div. 2 heading)
35 ILCS 200/10-15
(35 ILCS 200/10-15)
Condominiums and cooperatives.
In counties with 200,000 or more
inhabitants which classify property, condominiums occupied by the owner as a
residence for a minimum of 6 months during the year and created in accordance
with the provisions of the "Condominium Property Act", as well as land with
improvements owned and operated as a cooperative, shall be assessed on the same
basis of assessment as single family residences in such counties.
(Source: P.A. 78-709; 88-455.)
35 ILCS 200/10-20
(35 ILCS 200/10-20)
Repairs and maintenance of residential property.
Maintenance and repairs to residential property owned and used
exclusively for a residential purpose shall not increase the assessed
valuation of the property. For purposes of this Section, work
shall be deemed repair and maintenance when it (1) does not increase the
square footage of improvements and does not materially alter the
existing character and condition of the structure but is limited to work
performed to prolong the life of the existing improvements or to keep the
existing improvements in a well maintained condition; and (2) employs
materials, such as those used for roofing or siding, whose value is not greater
than the replacement value of the materials being replaced.
Maintenance and repairs, as
those terms are used in this Section, to property that enhance the overall
exterior and interior appearance and quality of a residence by restoring
it from a state of disrepair to a standard state of repair do not "materially
existing character and condition" of the residence.
(Source: P.A. 90-788, eff. 8-14-98.)
35 ILCS 200/10-23
(35 ILCS 200/10-23)
Improvements to residential property; accessibility.
(a) Accessibility improvements made to residential property shall not increase the assessed valuation of the property for a period of 7 years after the improvements are completed.
(b) For the purposes of this Section, "accessibility improvement" means a home modification listed under the Home Services Program administered by the Department of Human Services (Part 686 of Title 89 of the Illinois Administrative Code), including, but not limited to the installation of ramps and grab-bars, widening door-ways, and other changes to enhance the independence of a disabled or elderly individual.
(Source: P.A. 99-375, eff. 8-17-15.)
35 ILCS 200/10-25
(35 ILCS 200/10-25)
Model homes, townhomes, and condominium units.
construction of a single family dwelling is
completed after December 29, 1986 or the construction of a single family
townhome or condominium unit is completed after the effective date of this
amendatory Act of 1994, and that dwelling, townhome, or condominium unit
is not occupied as a
dwelling but is used as a display or demonstration model home, townhome or
condominium unit for prospective
buyers of the dwelling or of similar homes, townhomes, or condominium units
to be built on
other property, the
assessed value of the property on which the dwelling, townhome, or
condominium was constructed shall be
the same as the assessed value of the property prior to construction and prior
to any change in the zoning classification of the property prior to
construction of the dwelling, townhome or condominium unit. The
application of this Section shall not be
affected if the display or demonstration model home, townhome or condominium
unit contains home furnishings,
appliances, offices, and office equipment to further sales activities. This
Section shall not be applicable if the dwelling, townhome, or condominium
unit is occupied as a dwelling or
the property on which the dwelling, townhome, or condominium unit is
situated is sold or leased for use other
than as a display or demonstration model home, townhome, or condominium
unit. No property shall be eligible
for calculation of its assessed value under this Section for more than a
10-year period. If the dwelling, townhome, or condominium unit becomes
ineligible for the alternate valuation,
the owner shall within 60 days file with the chief county assessment officer a
certificate giving notice of such ineligibility.
For the purposes of this Section, no corporation, individual, sole proprietor
or partnership may have more than a total of 3 model homes, townhomes, or
condominium units at the same time
within a 3 mile radius. The center point of each
radius shall be the display or demonstration model that has been used as such
for the longest period of time. The person liable for taxes on property
eligible for assessment as provided in this Section shall file a verified
application with the chief county assessment officer on or before (i)
April 30 of each assessment year for which that assessment is desired in
counties with a population of 3,000,000 or more and (ii) December 31 of
each assessment year for which that assessment is desired in all other
counties. Failure to make a
timely filing in any assessment year constitutes a waiver of the right to
benefit for that assessment year.
(Source: P.A. 91-347, eff. 1-1-00.)