FAQ's

1.) WHY DOES MY TAX BILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE EACH YEAR?

An increase in your tax bill can be caused by;

A.) An increase in your assessment caused by either;

a.) An amount added to your assessment as a result of new construction.
b.) A revaluation of your area by the Township Assessor.
c.) An equalization factor applied by either 1.) the County Supervisor of Assessments to equalize the level of assessments of all the townships in the County or by the Illinois Department of Revenue to equalize the level of assessments of all the counties in the state.
d.) Farmland revaluation based on EAVs certified to the County from the Illinois Department of Revenue.
e.) Any combination of the above.

B.) An exemption being removed from your property.

C.) An increase in your tax rate caused by either;

a.) Taxing bodies increasing their levies at a faster rate than the tax base is increasing.
b.) Taxing bodies levying for the same or less money while the tax base is shrinking faster than the percentage of reduction
c.) Voter approval of a referendum to increase the tax rate.

D.) Any combination of the above.