When I get my tax bill, is it too late to appeal?

Yes, it is too late to appeal your assessment. We finalize our assessments around the end of each year. Final assessments are certified to the Dept. of Revenue and forwarded to the Rock Island County Clerk to begin the process of calculating the tax bills. At that point, our files are closed and it is too late to change assessments. However, it is possible an error has been made in the calculation of your tax bill. For example, an exemption you qualify for may not have been applied on the bill. If you suspect an error, contact our office. It may be possible to correct the bill. An incorrect judgment or opinion on the value of your property is not justification for a corrected bill.

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1. How can the value of my property have increased when I haven't done anything to it for many years?
2. Why do similar houses in different neighborhoods have different assessments?
3. What is the square footage, year built, etc. of my home?
4. Can I examine the Township Assessor's records to be sure they have the correct information on my house?
5. Does the Assessor raise the assessment if I paint my house?
6. What do I do if I do not agree with the assessment?
7. Who is my township assessor and what does he/she do?
8. What are the grounds for an appeal?
9. How do I research my assessment to see if it is accurate and fair?
10. I have done my research and believe my assessment is inaccurate or unfair. What is my next step?
11. Will I be notified if my assessment changes?
12. When I get my tax bill, is it too late to appeal?
13. Are there any exemptions that provide property tax relief?
14. How is farmland assessed?
15. Why are my taxes are so high?
16. How can I freeze my taxes?
17. When can I protest my taxes?
18. When are the tax bills due?
19. Where can I get information on tax sales?