Winnebago County
Illinois
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Supervisor of Assessments


Our mission: Serve Taxpayers, Township Assessors and the Board of Review in a 

professional, helpful and friendly manner while ensuring the timely and accurate

processing of assessments, exemptions and tax maps.

 

SENIORS!

Please note

The property address line on the freeze renewals did not print correctly, you may cross through it and indicate the correct address or disregard. You may call our office to verify your property information at (815) 319-4460.

If you have not previously applied for the Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption and you are 65 years of age or older, have owned and occupied your home on January 1, 2016 and January 1, 2017 and your total combined household income is $55,000 or less, please contact our office for a form or click on Senior Citizen Exemption information to the right and fill-in and print the form.

 

  **NOTICE OF BOARD OF REVIEW EXAMINATION**

The Department of Revenue, Springfield, Illinois, has fixed March 30, 2017 as the date for an examination for the position of Board of Review member, pursuant to 35 ILCS 200/6-10 of the Property Tax Code. 

The examination will be held at the Winnebago County Administration Building located at 404 Elm Street, Room 303, Rockford, IL 61101 at 9:00 am.

The examination and facilities will be accessible to persons with disabilities in compliance with state and federal laws.  Persons in need of special accommodations should notify Tom Walsh at (815) 319-4468, by March 27, 2017 to make the necessary arrangements.

Application forms and study material information may be obtained by contacting Tom Walsh at the Supervisor of Assessments Office, Winnebago County Administration Building, 404 Elm Street, Room 301, Rockford, IL 61101 during the hours of 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. 

Below are links to the Board of Review Examination application and study materials from the Illinois Department of Revenue Website.  Individuals interested in taking the examination should contact Tom Walsh, at (815) 319-4468 by 10:00 am of the day before the examination to register.

 

Click Here for Illinois Department of Revenue Board of Review Exam Study Material

Click here for Board of Review Examination Application

 

***WINNEBAGO COUNTY CUSTOMER SERVICE SURVEY***

Please take a few moments to complete a survey so that we may better serve our taxpayers!  You may either fill it in, print and send by U.S. Mail or click "send by email" at the bottom of the survey.

 

THE BOARD OF REVIEW HEARINGS FOR 2016 HAVE CONCLUDED.  

THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUBMIT A REAL ESTATE ASSESSMENT COMPLAINT

FOR 2017 WILL BE MID TO LATE JULY.

 

2016 BOARD OF REVIEW RULES AND PROCEDURES

                           APPROVED JUNE 23, 2016                                                

 

 ATTENTION  General Homestead Exemption Application 

 

COMMON TAXPAYER QUESTIONS

    

 A Brochure with information regarding distress sales is available in the Supervisor of Assessments Office and at the link below:

What Taxpayers Should Know About Distress Sales

 

The 2017 Instructional Information for Township Assessors is now available to the general public.

The Winnebago County Supervisor of Assessments is required to assemble all Township Assessors annually and instruct them in uniformity of their functions.  The meeting for 2016 assessments was held on December 18, 2015.  The information presented at the meeting also needs to be made available to the general public.  We are making it available by posting it on our website.  This information should serve to keep the taxpaying public better informed and demonstrate our commitment to openness and transparency.

2017 Rental/Owner Occupancy Exemption Application 

Select "Homestead Exemption Information" on the right and select the "2017 Rental/Owner Occupancy Exemption Application" form from the drop-down.  Print the form for completion.  The application and a copy of the lease verifying occupancy on January 1, 2017 by the tenant listed on the application are required to qualify for the exemption.  The application and lease are due before April 1, 2017.  

 

WINGIS Single Family Sales Locator Tool - Now Available!

Select "WINGIS" on the right.
The "Sales Locator" tool link is located at the top of the main WINGIS page under Maps. 

 

Winnebago County covers 520 Square Miles and has a population of 295,266 (2010) with 122,144 taxable parcels.

The Supervisor of Assessments Office is responsible for the publication and mailing of Assessment Change Notices on all taxable parcels.  The Office also maintains all records for Homestead Exemptions.  They assist taxpayers with the filing of property tax exemptions and any questions they may have in understanding the assessment process for their property.

The Supervisor of Assessments Office also assists Township Assessors in the performance of their duties, as well assisting the Board of Review in completing their responsibilities to maintain a timely tax cycle.  

Thomas J. Walsh, Supervisor of Assessments:  twalsh@wincoil.us 

Contact Us

404 ELM ST  RM 301
ROCKFORD, IL 61101
Phone: 815-319-4460
Fax: 815-319-4461
  
The Supervisor of Assessments office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Winnebago County
404 Elm Street
Rockford, IL 61101
OFC: (815) 319-4444

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