For Helen M. Plum Library Residents: Click the "Referendum Information" link located to the left to find out how
your tax bill may be impacted by the recently voter-approved referendum.
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
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 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.
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