The date for publishing the 2016 Assessment
Changes for Freeport Township were published on November 18, 2016..
The 2016 Assessment Changes for Jefferson, Loran,
Florence, Silver Creek, Ridott, Rock Run, Lancaster, Harlem, Erin, Kent,
West Point, Waddams, Buckeye, Dakota, Rock Grove, Oneco and Winslow
townships were published September 21, 2016.
Scroll down to find the link to each of the townships.
The following is a listing of the real estate assessments as made by
the Township Assessors and/or the Chief County Assessment Office in
all townships (when available) for the assessment year 2016 (taxes payable
in 2017). Values shown are those values after any equalization by the
chief county assessment officer. Median level of assessments for
Stephenson County after equalization is 33.33%.
Valuation date (35 ILCS 200/9-95): January 1,
Required level of assessment (35 ILCS 200/9-145): 33.33%
Valuation based on sales from (35 ILCS 200/1-155): 2013-2015
Your property is to be assessed at the above median
level. You may check the accuracy of your assessment by the following
procedure: divide your assessment by 0.3333 (median level of assessments).
The resulting value should equal the estimated fair cash value of your
property. If the resulting value is greater than the fair cash value
of your property, you may be over-assessed. If the resulting value is
less than the fair cash value of your property, you may be under-assessed.
If you believe your property’s fair cash value
is incorrect or that the equalized assessed valuation is not uniform
with other comparable properties in the same neighborhood, the following
steps should be taken:
1. Contact your township assessor or chief county
assessment office to review the assessment.
2. If you are not satisfied with the assessor review, taxpayers may
file a complaint with the Stephenson County Board of Review. For complaint
forms, instructions, and the Rules and Procedures of the Board of
Review, call (815) 235-8260 or visit www.co.stephenson.il.us/assessor
for more information.
3. The final filing deadline for your township is generally 30 days
from this publication date. After this date, the Board of Review is
prohibited by law from accepting assessment complaints for properties
in this township. For more information on complaint deadlines, call
(815) 235-8260 or visit us at 50 W. Douglas St, 5th Floor, Freeport,
Your property may be eligible for homestead exemptions, which can reduce
your property’s taxable assessment. For more information on homestead
exemptions, call (815)235-8260 or visit www.co.stephenson.il.us/assessor/exempt.asp.
All equalized assessed valuations are subject to further equalization
and revision by the Stephenson County Board of Review as well as equalization
by the Illinois Department of Revenue.
Also, taking a few minutes to read the Board of Review Rules may help
you to better understand the appeal process. The Board of Review Rules
can be found online by clicking on this
Assessment complaint forms and instructions for completing
them may be obtained in person, or by calling the Chief County Assessment
Office at 815-235–8260. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Forms
are also available online or by writing to the
Board of Review, 50 West Douglas Street, Suite 502., Freeport, IL 61032-4396.
Completed assessment complaint forms are to be filed with the clerk
of the Board of Review, 50 West Douglas Street, Suite 502., Freeport,
This publication is made in accordance with 35 ILCS,12-10,
Pursuant to 35 ILCS 200/10-115, the farmland assessments
for the 2016 assessment year have increased by 10% of the preceding
year’s median cropped soil productivity index per acre as certified
by the Illinois Department of Revenue with data provided by the Farmland
Assessment Advisory Board resulting in an increase of $17.48 per acre
for each soil productivity index.
An individual change of assessment notice is mailed
to each property owner having a change in assessment other
The assessment changes are listed by township. Click
on the township name to be taken to the list of respective changes.
The deadline to file a complaint with the Board of Review is noted below
A sample of the Notice of Assessment Change is available
by clicking here.
All equalized assessed valuations are subject to further
equalization and revision by the Stephenson County Board of Review as
well as equalization by the Illinois Department of Revenue.
Please Note: Assessment changes made as a result of equalization
are not listed.
Publication of the 2016 assessment changes is or will be in the following