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Assessor

26725 W. Molidor Rd.
Ingleside, IL 60041
Phone: 847-546-8880
Fax: 847-546-8884

jbarr@lakecountyil.gov

 

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Jeri J. Barr Assessor

Phone: 847-546-8880
Fax: 847-546-8884

jbarr@lakecountyil.gov

WE'RE HERE TO HELP

The Grant Township Assessor is responsible for a fair and uniform system of property valuation that will equitably distribute the revenue requirements of our local governments among the township property owners


In the February 2014 there was a typo in the article about distress sales.  Single family properties in the Village of Fox Lake had 50% distress sales in 2013 NOT 0%. 

 DISTRESS SALES DOWN IN 2013

 

While there are still a large number of “distress sales” throughout the township, the percentage has improved over the previous two years.  (distress sales include foreclosures, short sales, bank sales, etc.)

      Village of Fox Lake –   Single family property   = 50% distress sales   

                                             Condos/Attached          = 68%  distress sales

 

      Unincorporated Ingleside – Single family          = 51% distress sales

                                                     Condos                  = 100% qualified

 

     Round Lake area – Single family property          = 50% distress sales

                                      Condos/Attached                 = 56% distress sales

 

     Village of Volo – Single family property               = 70% distress sales

                                  Condos/Attached                      = 73% distress sales

 

     Village of Lakemoor – Single family                     = 61% distress sales

                                           Condos/Attached             = 100% distress sales  (18 properties)

 

     Unincorporated Spring Grove – Single family     = 67% distress sales

     Unincorporated McHenry  - Single family             = 60% qualified sales

 

Single family homes in Volo and condos in Lakemoor continue to have the highest percentage of distress sales while Fox Lake single family percentage is the most improved compared to 2011-2012 sales.

*Data is based on multiple listing service sales information.                                   


Assessment Appeal Process

Property owners have an annual opportunity to appeal their assessments to the Lake County Board of Review. Property owners who question their assessments are encouraged to contact our office with evidence to support their contention prior to filling an appeal with the county to see if it can be resolved without a hearing.

AN ASSESSMENT APPEAL DOES NOT ADDRESS THE AMOUNT OF THE PROPERTY TAX BILL. It is an attempt to prove the assessed value overstates the property's value, or is higher than the estimated value of similar properties.

If a property owner believes their property is over assessed, the county has a website www.lakecountyil.gov where you can click on assessment information and prepare a grid from county data to support your claim. When choosing comparables, you should use only similar properties in your neighborhood. A ranch is not a good comparable to a 2 story home - the characteristics, baths, basement, square footage of living area should all be similar to your property. Bring the grid to the township or you may come in and we will help you prepare one.

One of the better forms of evidence is a recent appraisal or sale of the property and we will be happy to review a copy of yours to help determine assessed value.

We are required by law to use the previous 3 years sales (which for the 2014 assessment will be 2011, 2012 & 2013) to determine assessed value. The assessed value may seem high compared to today's prices but we must follow the Illinois Property Tax Code and include the older sales.

 

You do not have to retain the services of a tax rep to protest your value. You can do this free of charge by following these guide lines:

During the appeal process you may:

 

1) Drop off your evidence for review at our office 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday.

 

2) E-mail your evidence to our office. jbarr@lakecountyil.gov

 

3) Set-up an appointment to meet with the assessor or staff member for information or assistance with the appeal process. We will make every effort to accommodate all property owners who may not be able to come to our office during normal office hours.

 

4) File your appeal with the county.

Lake County Assessors Website

Lake County Assessment Appeal Process

Lake County Website

Tax Assessment Help Centers

 

Online Appeal Filing

http://boardofreview.lakecountyil.gov


 

Appeal Period
DURING THE APPEAL PERIOD, YOU MAY SUBMIT EVIDINCE THAT YOUR ASSESSMENT IS INCORRECT.

SEE EVIDENCE SYNOPSIS FOR REQUIREMENTS.




From the Assessor...

Declining Assessment Rising Taxes

State Statue 3 year Sales Ratio

Article: Lake County Board of Review Approves Change in Rules to Address Unauthorized Practice of Law



WE DO NOT DETERMINE OR CONTROL THE AMOUNT OF PROPERTY TAXES YOU MUST PAY.


Please call or visit our office for assistance with filing for EXEMPTIONS:

Homestead

Senior Homestead

Disabled Homestead

Home Improvement

Returning Veteran

Senior Assessment Freeze

Disabled Veteran

The assessor's office provides information for and represents the township during assessment appeals at the county and state level.

We also provide literature regarding the assessment and tax bill process.

We welcome all Grant Township property owners to visit the office with questions and we will be happy to share information regarding the process of determining your assessment.

 

 

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