Assessment Explanation 2020

2020 Appeal Season begins August 12, 2020

Important Dates:

  • August 7, 2020 – Notices mailed by the Will County Supervisor of Assessments
  • August 12, 2020 – Date of Notice
  • August 12, 2020 – Assessments published in Herald News (815.526.4439)
  • September 14, 2020 – Deadline to appeal

Notice of Revised Assessment:
This is notifying you of the new figures that will be used to calculate your tax bill in April 2021. Click here for more info.

Township multiplier: 
In addition to the reassessments completed by the Township Assessor, the Will County Supervisor of Assessments issued a 2020 multiplier of 1.0495 to residential properties in Plainfield Township. The multiplier issued by the county was based on the Department of Revenue’s Sales Ratio Study. The study compared three years of sales (2017, 2018, and 2019) to assessments, with the goal of bringing the assessment level to 33 1/3%.

How do I know if I’m being fairly assessed?
Compare your assessment to similar properties in your neighborhood. Homes that are similar in style, size, age, location, and amenities, should have like assessments. Additionally, research recent sales in your neighborhood. Typically, comparable homes sell for similar amounts. Your assessment should reflect the market of your neighborhood. The “Property and Assessment Search” on this website can aid you with these tasks or we’d be happy to discuss the situation with you over the phone or by email.

How do I appeal my assessment?
If you feel that you are over-assessed, please call our office to discuss your concerns. Many issues can be resolved without filing a formal appeal. If we are unable to adjust your assessment, you may appeal to the Will County Board of Review. An attorney is NOT required for most residential homeowners (see Board of Review Rule #9). As a homeowner you have the right to represent yourself, free of charge. Appeal forms can be obtained online at www.willcountysoa.com. As always, we are happy to assist homeowners with the process by phone or email.

Special Notice: If you have received a letter from a Real Estate Consultant or Tax Appeal Representative (in regards to appealing your assessment), please contact our office prior to spending money on those services. Many of those letters contain misleading or inaccurate information about your assessment and the appeal process. In most cases, a third party is not necessary to resolve an issue with your assessed value.

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