IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING 2016 ASSESSMENTS
The 2016 equalized assessments are complete and can
be viewed on our web site. The assessed values
listed on this site have been equalized by the Kane County
Supervisor of Assessments with a factor of 1.0233
for Batavia Township.
Assessments are based on what your property is valued at as of
January 1, 2016. The market "today" is not reflected until
the 2017 assessment year. Therefore, any sales or appraisals
dated after January 1, 2016 cannot be considered until the 2017
assessment year. Per Illinois State Statutes we are mandated
to use the three previous years of sales to obtain the fair cash
value for a current assessment year. So for the 2016
assessment year we must use sales from 2013, 2014 and
Please be advised that as a tax payer of Batavia
Township it is NOT necessary to hire legal counsel or any type of
tax appeal firm to represent you when seeking an assessment
If you disagree with your property assessment
please contact our office prior to filing an assessment
appeal. Please submit three comparable properties located in
your neighborhood either based on equity or overvaluation. If you
are basing your concern on overvaluation please include three
comparables that have sold within the last three years, this
excludes a current years sale. ***Please note: to include sales
other than "short sales" or "foreclosures". The comparable
properties shall be located in the same neighborhood, same style,
similar year built and the building square footage as close to 200
square feet above or below your home. Other items that may affect
value are location, amenities, exterior; such as brick versus wood,
construction quality and condition. There could be more factors
that affect a property's value and will be determined as a property
is individually analyzed.
Upon completion of your assessment review, if you still do not
agree with our value, you may file a formal appeal with the Kane
County Supervisor of Assessments. The web address is www.kanecountyassessments.org.
There you'll find instructions and forms for property assessment
your goal is to decrease your tax burden, having your assessment
reviewed and lowered is only a small part of the process.
Decreasing your taxes is achieved by decreasing the taxing
levies. To do this, contact the taxing districts located on
the front of your tax bill. ***
Batavia School District 101 630.406.8257
West Aurora School District 630.844.4400
Where Does My Money go? www.kanecountyassessments.org/PropertyTaxFAQ.pdf
The Kane County Supervisor of Assessments assessment notices
June 9, 2016
Equalized assessed values published in the Fox Valley Daily
Last day to submit comparable information to assessor's
We encourage you to call our office
to discuss your assessment prior to filing an appeal.
July 11, 2016
file a formal appeal to The Kane County Board of Review for the
2016 assessment year.
Not every taxpayer will receive a notice. Only
those assessments changed by your Assessor will receive a
notice. Assessments only changed by the county
equalization factor will NOT receive a notice.
Please call our office if you have any questions. My staff
and/or I will be glad to discuss them with you. You may reach
us at 630.879.1323 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Tammy J. Kavanaugh, Assessor