Any questions regarding assessments may be addressed to the York Township
Assessor's Office, 630-627-3354.
The 2014 assessments are now available in the Property Record Search.
Please check our
Remember page for more information on publication and filing dates.
The Assessor's Office is charged by the state to estimate the market value of
the more than
46,000 parcels of property within York Township--then assess each property at
one-third of market value. Real estate taxes to support the various taxing
bodies are based on these assessments and result from those taxing districts
applying their tax rates to assessments. Governing boards elected in each
district set the budgets for that taxing district.
The Assessor's Office can also provide additional information on the many facets
of the assessment cycle,
appeal process, and senior
exemptions. Residents are welcome to call or stop by to discuss their
From the Assessor...
My staff and I continue to hear from many property owners who are concerned
about the downturn in the real estate market. As homeowners and property
tax-payers ourselves, my staff and I are aware of the frustration of seeing
property taxes continue to rise amid reports of plunging values, increased
foreclosures and properties remaining on the market for extended time periods.
As required by Illinois state statutes, it is the responsibility of my
office to annually assess properties at one-third of the fair market value as of
January 1st of each assessment year - using sales that occurred in the prior
three years. Using this method, we will always lag behind the activity in
the marketplace. When values/sales prices are increasing, this three year
sales history ensures that assessments increase gradually. As values/sales
prices fall, it will take multiple years for these changes to be reflected in
The 2014 assessments posted on this website were calculated based on sales
that occurred in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Declining sales in these years prompted decreasing assessments throughout York Township.
My staff and I are monitoring market conditions closely. Please remember that with declining markets and decreasing assessments, this does not mean taxes will
go down. For taxes to decrease, regardless of the change in assessments, taxing
districts, such as, cities, villages, schools, park and library districts must reduce
spending. If assessments are reduced, but taxing districts continue to increase
spending, taxes will continue to rise.
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