IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING 2017 ASSESSMENTS
The 2017 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 1.03
for Batavia Township. (35 ILCS 200/9-205)
Assessments are determined by a property’s value as of January 1, 2017. The market “today” is not reflected until the 2018 assessment year. Therefore, any sales or appraisals dated after January 1, 2017 cannot be considered until the 2018 assessment year. Illinois State Statute (35 ILCS 200/1-55) mandates the use of sales studies for the three most recent years preceding the assessment year to obtain the fair cash value for a current assessment year. The 2017 assessment considers sales from 2014, 2015 and 2016.
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 representative when seeking an assessment reduction.
If you would like your property assessment reviewed please contact our office prior to filing an assessment appeal. Please submit three comparable properties located in the same neighborhood either based on equity or overvaluation. If your concern is based on overvaluation please include three comparables that have sold within the last three years, this excludes a current year’s sale. ***Please note: Include sales other than ”short sales” or “foreclosures”. The comparable properties must 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 and an agreement of value has not been reached 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 appeals.
*** If 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
June 28, 2017
The Kane County Supervisor of Assessments assessment notices mailed
June 29, 2017
Equalized assessed values published in the Batavia Kane County Chronicle.
July 28, 2017 Last day to submit comparable information to assessor’s office
We encourage you to call our office to discuss your assessment prior to filing an appeal.
July 31, 2017
Deadline to file a formal appeal to The Kane County Board of Review for the 2017 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