SUMMER Office Hours WINTER Office Hours
March 16th thru August 31st September 1st thru March 15th
Monday & Wednesday 9:00am to 1:00pm Monday & Wednesday 9:00am to NOON
Tuesday 9:00am to 6:00pmThursday9:00 to 4:00 Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am to 3:00pm
Closed Friday Closed Friday
Closed for lunch 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Closed for lunch from Noon -1:00pm
Our Office is operating under
our WINTER OFFICE Hours.
September 1st thru March 15th
Monday & Wednesday
9:00am to NOON
Tuesday & Thursday
9:00am to 3:00pm
for lunch from Noon -1:00pm
What You Need to Know
about Your Property Taxes
By Sandra Heard
As part of the 2013 reassessment process we did apply
reduction factors, by neighborhood, to most property assessments, based on
the drop in the economy and market value of properties. You will receive a
notification of reductions for your 2013 property assessments in August.
Please be advised, the Assessorís Office is not responsible for
setting your tax rate, only the assessments of your property.
Every year we have taxpayers ask questions that are
similar to these frequently asked questions. These responses may help shed
some light on your own questions:
Q: Why do we pay Illinois Property Taxes?
A: The state of Illinois first constitution in
1818 enacted property taxes. The property tax is the largest single tax in
Illinois, and is a major source of tax revenue for local government taxing
districts. Every person and business in Illinois is affected by property
taxes whether by paying the tax or receiving services or benefits that are
paid by property taxes. Illinois has more taxing districts than many other
Q: How is the market value of Properties
A: You can find the guide in itís entirety at
By law, most real properties are assessed at 33 1/3 of
market value. So if your home is worth $150,000 the assessed value placed on
your home would be $50,000.
Q: What is market value?
A: Market value-is a complicated concept with
many definitions. Most real property in Illinois must be assessed based on
its value on the open market, or its ďmarket value.Ē This value is the
amount at which a property would sell in a competitive and open market,
presuming that the sale is an arms length transaction.
Q: What is an Arms-length transaction?
A: Both the buyer and seller are knowledgeable
about the sale and are using sound judgment by allowing sufficient time for
sale. The sale is not affected by undue pressures or distressed properties
(e.g. foreclosure, bankruptcy).
Q: What can we change while reviewing your tax
A: Many received their 2013 tax bill from the
Will County Treasurers office and made contact to our office. While most
assessments were reduced for 2013, we did review tax bills with taxpayers
and identified areas where their tax rates may have increased. Again, the
Assessorís Office is not responsible for setting your tax rate,
only the assessments of your property.
Q: So who is responsible for setting my tax
A: After reviewing your bill you will see a list
of taxing bodies that make up the rate for your taxes, as some are the
School District**, your Village or Municipality**, Libraries, Fire
Department, Police, Parks and others.
**These entities tax rates, converted to dollars,
represent 60-75% of the Tax dollars to be paid each year.
Q: How can I appeal my Assessment?
A: The appeal process begins in your township
assessorís office. The window for filing your appeal is usually 30 days
after the reassessment notices are mailed in August. Reassessment notices
are only sent when there is a change in your assessment. Instructions
are included in Reassessment Letter.
Q: Can I have my assessment Reviewed prior to
receiving this Notice?
A: Yes. Contact Assessorís office prior to
receiving your notice and set appointment for a preliminary review of your
Q: So is there any program to help lower my
property tax or keep it from increasing?
services that are provided in this office includes assisting you with
applying for property tax Senior, General, Home improvement, Veteran and
Disabled Exemptions, Senior Freezes, Circuit Breaker, Stewardship & RTA
Program Passes and more!
Q: I have a Senior Freeze, why are my taxes
A: Seniors with freezes have been experiencing
increases in their tax bill due to tax rate increases. The tax rates are
driven by budget needs of the Taxing bodies. While other taxpayers maybe
experiencing reduction in their bill due to Assessment reduction, some
seniorís frozen assessments have not reached a point where the reductions
are lower than their freeze. This issue has been brought up to State
legislators and senior exemptions are scheduled to be increased in the fall
of this year.
Q: Is there any special programs for returning
A: Yes there is! In fact, there is a new
Returning Veteransí Homestead Exemption that I would like to bring to
the attention of returning veterans. This provides a one-time $5,000
reduction in propertyís equalized assessed value to qualifying veterans who
return from active duty in an armed conflict involving the armed forces of
the United States. To receive this exemption, the veteran must file an
application upon their return home.
Q: Why didnít I receive a refund grant from my
Circuit Breaker this year?
A: This is because as of July 1, 2012, the
Illinois Department of Aging, no longer offers the Circuit Breaker or
Illinois Cares Rx programs due to a lack of funding. Instead,
the IDA offers the program called the Benefit Access Program. The
benefits of this new program does not offer refund grants or prescription
assistance to senior citizens. Instead the taxpayers who qualify for this
benefit will receive a license plate discount and/or free transit rides. In
order to receive this program you must apply online. However,
we still offer assistance with the application process at the office.
Q: How do I apply for any of the other programs
offered by the Township?
A: Contact your Monee Township Office located at
26121 Egyptian Trail, Monee, IL. The Township Phone number is 708-534-6020.
Our contact information included website
phone 708-534-6023 and fax is 708-534-6027. If you have questions,
you may call during office hours (Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m- 12 p.m,
Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m- 3 p.m are winter hours) drop in or set an
appointment as needed.
The last Work Shops of the year will be held on
August 22, 2013 from 6-7p.m. Bring your questions regarding reassessments
and appeals. Our office is located at 46 Town Center, University Park, IL
(ASSESSORíS OFFICE CLOSED)
MONDAY, VETERANíS DAY OBSERVED NOVEMBER 11, 2013
THURSDAY, THANKSGIVING DAY NOVEMBER 28, 2013
FRIDAY, THANKSGIVING VACATION NOVEMBER 29, 2013
TUESDAY, CHRISTMAS EVE DECEMBER 24, 2013
WEDNESDAY, CHRISTMAS DAY DECEMBER 25, 2013
TUESDAY, NEW YEARíS EVE DECEMBER 31, 2013
MONDAY, NEW YEARíS DAY JANUARY 1, 2014
Monee Township of Assessments Website Information Disclaimer
Last Update: 08/11/2009 includes 2009 assessment data.
The information on this Web is for reference only and will be updated periodically the official complete and most current records can be obtained at the Monee Township Assessor's Office. This site is offered as a service to the community and our office will make every effort to ensure the data displayed is accurate at the time of each update. The information contained on this site was compiled from data available at the County's Supervisor of Assessment's Office is solely for the governmental purpose of property assessment. This information should not be relied upon by anyone as the final determination of ownership of property, market value and/or for any other purpose without verification of the information with official records on file.
We are currently updating the Commercial and Industrial information. Contact my office if you need assistance.
The Monee Township Assessment Office assumes no responsibility nor liability for any unauthorized dissemination of the information and/or damages arising from the use of the property data contained herein. All information in regards to property characteristics are provided by the Monee Township Assessor's Office and we will make every effort to ensure the data provided is accurate. Please contact the Monee Township Office directly if you have any questions, regarding the accuracy of the property characteristics.