If the construction of a single-family dwelling, townhome, or condominium unit is completed in the current assessment year, and that dwelling, townhome, or condominium unit is not occupied as a dwelling but is used as a display or demonstration model home, townhome or condominium unit for prospective buyers of the dwelling or of similar homes, townhome, or condominium units to be built on other property, the assessed value of the property on which the dwelling, townhome, or condominium was constructed shall be the same as the assessed value of the property prior to construction.
No corporation, individual sole proprietor or partnership may have more than a total of three model homes, townhomes, or condominium units at the same time within a three-mile radius.
The person liable for taxes on property eligible for a model home assessment, shall file a verified application with the Chief County Assessors Office in Rock Island County, on or before December 31st of each assessment year for which that assessment is desired.
Model Home Assessment Exemption Form (PDF)
If you have any questions regarding the Model Home Assessment, or need to obtain an application, please contact the Chief County Assessors Office.