We have created this page to continue to provide up to date information to our Residents.
Our commitment to all citizens in South Rock Island Township is to welcome all inquiries
professionally and courteously. We are available to assist homeowners in the applications
for exemptions which are a form of partial tax relief.
I would like to provide you with the duties of the Township Assessor and the functions
of the property assessment office.
The Township Assessor must comply with all Illinois State Statutes to uniformly
assess properties at a median level of 33 1/3 of market value. The Assessor’s ultimate
goal is to keep all assessments fair and equitable to ensure parity of the property
tax burden among all property owners.
We identify all the parcels in the township and maintain a file for every property
located within the township boundaries. This file includes the lot size, building
sketch if the property is improved, and descriptions of the improvements.
Nichole L. Finnie, Assessor
When new construction occurs, the Assessor collects data and assigns value to the
new improvements on the property. Changes to properties are updated through building
permits, sales listings and neighborhood inspections. The assessment files are available
to the public and can assist the property owner who wants to compare their property
to similar properties to verify assessment uniformity.
The Assessor’s primary responsibility is to establish the fair market value so that
you pay only your fair share of the taxes. Properties are appraised so that we can
share in the advantages of schools, police and fire protection. The amount of taxes
you pay is determined by the current years’ tax rate applied to your property’s
assessed value. Our cities, school district and others depend on this revenue to
provide all the services you enjoy.
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