York Township, Illinois
York Township, Assessor's Office
McDonalds Hamburger University Assessor's Office

   

Any questions regarding assessments may be addressed to the York Township Assessor's Office, 630-627-3354.

The 2016 assessments are now available in the Property Record Search.  Please check our Dates to 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 assessment concerns.

From the Assessor...

My staff and I have recently completed the 2016 reassessment for real estate taxes payable 2017. 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. As provided in the law, using sales that occurred in the prior three years, we will always lag behind the activity in the marketplace. When values/sales are decreasing, it will take multiple years for these changes to be reflected in local property assessments. When values/sales are increasing, this three year sales history ensures that assessments increase at a more even pace than may be seen in local markets.

The 2016 reassessment reflects the improving market. Increases in sales activity and prices are now being seen in our assessed values. In a continuation of last year's gains, indications are that we have moved into a period of rising real estate values as a result of historically low interest rates and an improving job market. It is likely that many communities within York Township will experience rising assessments that reflect appreciating market values.

As homeowners and property tax-payers ourselves, we understand that assessment increases are unpopular in any instance; particularly coming after a prolonged period of economic uncertainty. We recognize the perceptions of the current real estate market and also are aware of statistical research that indicates fact and perception may vary. Current data suggests that real estate values have improved from the depths of the market downturn.

It is expected that many property owners will want to discuss their assessments with office staff. I thank you in advance for your patience and understanding when contacting our office during this busy time. Wait times are expected to be long and response times may also be affected. We promise to work diligently to respond to all inquiries as promptly as possible so that you receive the best service possible.

Thank you.

 

 

   
Deanna Wilkins
Assessor