Any questions regarding assessments may be addressed to the York Township
Assessor's Office, 630-627-3354.
The 2015 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 2015 reassessment for real estate taxes payable 2016. 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 2015 general reassessment follows seven years of assessment declines coupled with increases in local aggregate
tax rates. Initial indications are that the market has moved beyond declining real estate values and toward
increases in property values resulting from an overall improving job market, increased consumer confidence and
lower interest rates. It is likely that many communities within York Township will experience rising assessments
that reflect appreciating market values. Our market studies also indicate that some communities have rebounded
more strongly than others and will, most likely, see significant increases in market values. While some property
owners will see more significant assessment increases than may have been initially anticipated, others should
expect valuation changes that are less severe.
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 a significant number of 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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