Winnebago County
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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.

 

ATTENTION TAXPAYERS:

When you receive your tax bill, please verify that you are receiving your homestead exemption(s).  If you have applied for homestead exemptions within the past month, they may still be in process and you will receive a corrected bill if you qualified for the 2016 tax bill payable in 2017.  If you qualified for 2017, you will see the exemptions(s) applied on the 2017 tax bill payable in 2018.  Please contact our office should you have any questions. 

 

 ***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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