DuPage Township is a WILL COUNTY office
More info can be found at www.willcountysoa.com
WEB EDITION PROPERTY RECORD CARDS: If you are printing off web edition property record cards for an appeal - please note that our website DOES NOT update the assessments for 2016 until the assessments are finalize after the Board of Review closes. If you want current assessments for 2016, you will need to either go on the site for county at www.willcountysoa.com or come in / or call our office for the information.
In DuPage Township, we look at all subdivisions every year to determine what is happening with the market; whether it is going up, down or staying the same. Appropriate factors are applied to the subdivisions if needed, and notices are sent. During the intervening years from the quadrennials, if there is no change, the parcels do not receive notices. If a township multiplier is only applied by the county, no notices are sent, the multipliers are only published in a local paper chosen by the county, and this is more cost effective for the tax payers. DuPage Township received a 1.0425 multiplier from the County for 2016. If no other change was made other than the multiplier from Will County - no notice is sent.
Notice values and multipliers applied are used for 2016 tax bill, which is payable in 2017. Notices are not a bill! Remember these values are as of January 1, 2016. Please keep in mind the following:
- Assessment is 1/3 of market (.3333)
- Assessments are based on 3 years of VALID sales prior to the assessment date. 2016 values are based on sales from 2015, 2014, and 2013 – not current market.
- Once the notices are sent and publication is made of the multipliers, there is a 30 day period in which you can formally file an appeal at the Board of Review in Will County.
- Exemptions will NOT appear on this notice. This includes senior freeze amounts.
- You DO NOT need a lawyer, tax consultant, or to pay a fee to have your assessments reviewed. This is what we do and we are here to help you understand the process.
- If the property is a new sale, please contact our office before filing if possible, we may be able to avoid the appeal process.
- If your argument is equity. Find three comparables within your subdivision, if possible, of similar style and size homes. Our office does not do the research for you in finding equity comparables. When you have your comparables, please contact us. If there is sufficient time for us to go over the comparables prior to you having to file with the board of review, we will do our best to take care of it. However we would not want you to miss your opportunity to file, so we may tell you to do so, to protect your right as an owner. If you want our office to review prior to filing, fill out an Assessment Review Inquiry located on this website, please note the deadline for doing so. (August 12, 2016)
- If you believe there is an error in what you are being assessed for, please contact us prior to filing if possible. We may be able to avoid the appeal process.
- Check our website with your PIN and make sure everything is accurate. Please know that we are still constantly updating our system, but we will be happy to review your property information with you.
- There is an Assessment Review that can be filed, prior to filing at board of review, please note there is a deadline – that is mainly to protect your rights to file at the board of review in a timely matter.
DuPage Township does not have the Will County Board of Review appeal forms in our office. To file a formal appeal with Will County Board of Review please visit the Willcountysoa.com website. There are new procedures for 2016 – all online filing so please see the rules and instructions. There is a deadline is September 6, 2016. Submit your appeal electronically, visit the Board of Review appeal portal at borappeals.willcountysoa.com.
New assessments freeze forms have been mailed at beginning of April 2016 if you have previously filed in 2015. If you have not filed last year or never qualified before, please come into the office with your income papers and we will be able to assist you. You must be 65 or older, lived in your home more than 2 January 1st, and total household income must be below $55,000. You can visit our “exemption” tab to read more about this.
ALL TAX PAYERS:
2015 TAX BILLS (payable in 2016): The bills will be mailed from Will County on May 2, 2016. They are due in two installments (only one bill is mailed). Due dates are June 1, 2016 and September 1, 2016.
Please check your tax bill for any missing exemptions. They are explained on the back of your tax bill. If there are missing exemptions, please call or come in to our office as soon as possible to have it looked over. If you are not sure what you qualify for, please visit our “exemption” tab to see what is available. If you see no dollar amount in the senior freeze and you applied, please look at your assessments first. If your assessment is lower than the amount you were frozen at, there will be no adjustments made in that line item.
There are two separate factors that make up your tax bill; the tax rates and assessments. The tax rate is determined by taxing bodies in the area. They are listed on the tax bill. If you are concerned with the rate you are paying, please contact your taxing bodies. Please see our tab “Taxing District Info” for name and contact information. Budgets are set in the Fall and tax payers are encouraged to attend those meetings, which set the rates you pay.
As always, if you have any further questions please feel free to call our office and anyone of our staff will be able to answer your questions.
Please Note: We are continuously working on updating our information along with entering new data as it becomes available so we can provide you with as much information as possible. However, as much as we try the data on this website is not guaranteed to be 100% accurate.