If you would like your property assessment reviewed, please contact our office prior to filing an assessment appeal. We ask that you submit three comparable properties located in the same neighborhood either based on equity or overvaluation. If your concern is based on equity, please include three comparables that have a lower total assessed value than your property. 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.
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. Visit kanecountyassessments.org where you will find instructions and forms for property assessment appeals.
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.
Please note: 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.
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 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday.
Tammy J. Kavanaugh, Assessor
Batavia School District 101
West Aurora School District