May 29, 2020

Lobby Re-Opening

Beginning June 1st, the Township Assessor’s Office will be re-opened to the public
Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 3:30 pm

Please observe the following:

• If you are not feeling well, please phone or e-mail the office and we will help with your
  questions or concerns

• Wearing a mask or face covering is required

• Our lobby is small, social distancing is required, if you observe another visitor in the lobby,
  please wait outside until they exit before you enter

Thank you for following the above guidelines, it is for your safety as well as the safety of the employees.

The 2019 Tax Bills (payable 2020) will be mailed from the McHenry County Treasurer May 15, 2020. The 1st installment is due Monday June 15, 2020 and the 2nd installment is due Tuesday September 15, 2020  

A look at 2019 Levy’s (Requests for Spending) and corresponding Tax Rates  

Assessment year 2019 was the fifth straight year the assessment base has experienced an increase, the increase in the assessment is attributable to a number factors, such as, new construction, Re-Assessment, Re-classification of property, equalization factors applied to the assessment roll, etc.  

When the assessment roll begins to expand and Taxing Authorities hold the line on spending or hopefully decrease spending (Levy), we will begin to experience lower tax rates.  

Based on the attached information it appears the median tax rate for tax year 2019 is $9.941600 per hundred dollars of assessed value, in comparison the median tax rate for tax year 2018 was $10.428035 per hundred dollars of assessed value. Based on this information the % change from the 2018 median tax rate to the 2019 median tax rate is -4.66% The median % change of just the 2019 tax rates is -1.86%.  

Click to view the 2019 and 2018 Tax Year Taxing Authority Levy (Spending) Requests. As you can see a decrease in the Tax Rate is not always due to a decrease in Levy (Spending) requests. The reality is, with the increase in the assessment roll if the taxing authority would have maintained a flat levy (request for spending) we would have experienced lower tax rates.  

Note: The tax rates that have been calculated based on the Taxing Authorities levy requests (spending requests) that are on the following pages, will be used by the McHenry County Treasurer to calculate your 2019 tax bill.  

Remember Tax Bill calculations are as follows;  

2019 Equalized Assessed Value minus exemptions, multiply by tax rate = Tax Bill.  

Remember exemptions equal tax savings, when you receive your tax bill, be sure and review to be certain you are receiving all possible exemptions. If you have any questions or concerns please contact our office at 815-459-6140.

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