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Appeals Packet

The 2021 Board of Review Appeal Session is now closed and completed.
The Final Decision Notices were published January 21, 2022.

The Township Assessors have begun working on the 2022 assessment year. Appeal packets for the 2022 assessment year will be available Fall of 2022.

Please check our website or contact our office by phone at 815-895-7120 for publication date updates.


Prior to filing an appeal with the Board, it is strongly recommended that a taxpayer first discuss the assessment with their Township Assessor before contacting the Chief County Assessment Office. Many times, the reason for the assessment can be made clear and the need for filing an appeal eliminated. For a brief overview of the appeal process, please visit the Illinois Department of Revenue website. Please know that the forms referenced within this site are not those used by DeKalb County. If the taxpayer still wishes to pursue an appeal, they should familiarize themselves with the current DeKalb County Board of Review Rules. To search for property information, please use the wEdge Property Tax Inquiry. Be sure to CHANGE THE TAX YEAR to the current tax year, as site may not yet be updated to current year.


Persons may appeal their assessed value to the Board of Review per the following:

a) Inaccurate Fair Cash (Market) Value. (See Section 5 for details)
b) Inequitable assessment compared to other similar properties. (Section 6 for details)
c) Incorrect physical description of the property. (See Section 7 for details)
d) Matters of Law. (See Section 8 for details)

For further questions, please contact the Chief County Assessment Office at 815-895-7120.

 

BOARD OF REVIEW RULESComplete version

RESIDENTIAL APPEAL PACKET – Available Fall 2022

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