Assessment Notices will be mailed on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.
The window is now open to file an Assessment Appeal/Complaint. Please note the following important deadlines:
All complaints MUST be made in writing and filed on or beforeAugust 21, 2017.
All evidence, from complainants, for complaints requesting an assessed value reduction of less than $100,000 MUST be filed no later than 25 calendar days following the final date for filing complaints. For 2017, this deadline is September 15, 2017.
All evidence from complainants requesting an assessed value reduction of $100,000 or more MUST be filed no later than 45 calendar days following the final date for filing complaints. For 2017, this deadline is October 5, 2017.
Assessment Appeals must be filed in person or mailed to the Winnebago County Administration Building (404 Elm Street, Room 301, Rockford, IL 61101). Appeals must be hand delivered or postmarked by MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017 OR THEY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
An assessment complaint may be based on a variety of claims, including:
the assessor's listed value does not accurately reflect the market value of the property
the assessment is based on the wrong information (inaccurate measurement or unknown demolition/improvements, for example)
the assessment is higher than similar neighboring properties
One you have determined that an assessment complaint is necessary, the following steps should be take:
Read the Board of Review Rules and Procedures for 2017. A copy can be foundHERE.
Obtain a complaint form and complete all applicable sections. A complaint form can be found HERE or can be picked up, emailed or mailed to you, at your request, by contacting our office at (815) 965-0300.
Be certain to complete the appeal form by filling in all fields, checking all appropriate boxes, signing and dating it.
Use logical reasoning and conclusions when collecting and presenting the evidence to support your claim. For more information, including the best evidence to use and the best selection of comparable properties, please click HERE.
Double check your PIN numbers and made sure that your complaint and evidence are readable and complete.
Make three (3) copies of the entire appeal. Keep one (1) complete copy for your records. Two (2) copies AND the original need to be submitted for the Board of Review.
Submit your complaint form before the Assessment Complaint Deadline: MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017.
Rockford Township Assessor's Office
401 West State Street, Suite 100
Rockford, Illinois 61101