- Mark D. Armstrong, CIAO, Kane County’s supervisor of assessments since 2006, has nearly 30 years of experience in property valuation. Click here for more about Mark. To Ask Mark a question, email it to KaneSOA@co.kane.il.us or mail it to: Mark at 719 South Batavia Avenue, Geneva, IL 60134.
This week’s timely “Ask Mark” question was sent in by an alert reader from St. Charles Township:
Q: Can you tell me please when 2014 tax assessments will come out?
A: Mark says …
Each year, Kane County’s 16 township assessors will develop assessments and certify them to my office; the schedule for each township will vary depending upon the certification date and the size of the township. You can always check the progress at KaneCountyAssessments.org/ProgressReport.html.
Afterward, my office reviews all changes, completes a sales-ratio study of the township, and develops a township-wide equalization factor. When that process is completed, I will:
- Publish the statutory notice in a local newspaper (in this instance, it will be the Kane County Chronicle); by state law, this is the primary means of notifying taxpayers of the 30-day period in which the taxpayer can file an assessment complaint with the Board of Review; and
- Send an additional written notice to taxpayers of record of any property with a change other than a township-wide equalization factor; again, this process is prescribed by statute.
If you are interested in receiving an e-mail notification when this takes place, I encourage you to visit KaneCountyAssessments.org, select the “Subscribe” link, and enter your e-mail address; I e-mail additional notices whenever a Township is published.
To read more “Ask Mark” Q&A’s, visit this page on the Kane County Supervisor of Assessment’s website.