IL
Henderson County Court
  • Subscription Site
  • Residential Buildings
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Photos
  • GIS Mapping

Important News

--- 10/31/2019 ---

2019 Assessment Change Notices & Preamble

The 2019 Notices of Assessment Change and Publication List is dated November 6, 2019.  The deadline to file an appeal with the Board of Review is December 5, 2019.  The 2019 Publication List will appear in the Oquawka Current for all Townships.  If you disagree with your 2019 assessment, please contact the Supervisor of Assessments Office prior to the December 5, 2019 deadline to appeal your assessment. Per statute, assessment appeals shall not be accepted if they are filed or postmarked after this deadline. 

--- 10/30/2019 ---

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF RULES & REGULATIONS OF

HENDERSON COUNTY BOARD OF REVIEW

 

  1. The regular meetings of the Board of Review shall be held in the Supervisor of Assessment’s Office, Henderson County Courthouse, in Oquawka, Illinois beginning on June 4, 2019 and shall adjourn from day to day as shall be necessary. The hours of meetings shall be from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise especially set.  Appeals may be filed with the Board of Review at the above location during regular business hours after assessment changes have been published up to thirty days after the publication date.

 

  1. Order of Business:
    1. Reading and approving the minutes of the previous meeting
    2. Presentations and reading of appeals
    3. Consideration of appeals to increase or decrease assessments of persons and corporations
    4. Equalization of assessments of townships
    5. Hearing of arguments from owners or their attorney

 

  1. The Chairman of the Board of Review shall take the chair at the hour appointed for the Board to meet and shall immediately call the members to order and proceed with the transaction of business in accordance with the order of business as approved in Rule No. 2.

 

  1. The persons or corporations having petitions or appeals to present shall make the same in writing, and file the same with the Clerk of the Board of Review. Assessment appeals may be filed with the Board of Review from the date of the Notice of Assessment Change to thirty (30) days after the publication of the Assessment List for the assessment year setting forth the changes made by the Township Assessors or the Supervisor of Assessments.  No extensions will be given after the due date for appeals.

 

  1. All appeals must be on the Appeal Form approved by the Henderson County Board of Review as made available in the Office of the Supervisor of Assessments (appeal forms must be obtained from the office and will not be mailed out), Henderson County Courthouse, Oquawka, Illinois. No appeal will be considered without being on the prescribed form and complete in its entirety.  Documentation and/or information regarding the basis for an appeal must be submitted at the time of filing the Board of Review Appeal Form.  No faxed copies of the appeal form will be accepted

 

  1. A reasonable time will be allowed by the Board of Review for a hearing.

 

  1. The Clerk of the Board of Review shall keep a docket showing the number of the appeals filed with the said board for the reduction or increase of assessment of any persons or corporations in order of filing of the same and showing the action of the Board thereon. Action shall be taken on all appeals, relative to real property, by township rather than in numerical order.

 

  1. Such appeals shall be numbered by the Clerk and filed in their regular order as received.

 

  1. Any member of the Board of Review may notify the Board of any property that may come to his or her knowledge as being assessed too high or too low, and the Clerk shall thereupon issue to the person or corporation affected, notice that they may appear and show cause, if any they have, why such assessment should not be changed, but no action shall be taken in regard to any original assessment or increase of assessment until notice shall have been given as in these rules provided.

 

  1. At any hearing before the Board of Review, a party may represent himself/herself, or may be represented by any persons licensed to practice law in Illinois. A corporation may be represented by, an officer, employee or director.  Persons not qualified to practice law in Illinois may not appear at the hearing in a representative capacity, but may assist council or parties in the preparation of cases for presentation.  If the property owner is to be represented by an attorney, an authorization form signed by the owner must be submitted at the time of filing the Board of Review Appeal Form.

 

  1. The Board may hear petitions for reductions of assessments at the time of filing or may set a day for a hearing thereon. After date for hearing has been set, there will be no exceptions for change.

 

  1. Unless waived, every person or corporation shall be entitled to 5 days notice of any hearing before the Board of Review. Notice shall be given by the Clerk of the Board of Review by mail to the person or corporation filing the appeal; at the address on the appeal form, or to the attorney for the person or corporation when so represented.

 

  1. All persons or corporations having appeals or requests for exempt status falling under Chapter 35, paragraph 200/15-35 through 200/15-160 shall offer the same in writing with the Clerk of the Board of Review on or before 30 calendar days after the date of publication of the Assessment List by the Supervisor of Assessments whichever is later.

 

  1. All persons or corporations providing an appraisal, as proof of market value, shall provide a written, complete, 3 approaches to value, appraisal. A letter of fact as to the value of a piece of property will not be considered a complete appraisal.

 

  1. If an appeal is based on an income approach to value, a 3 year income and expense statement has to be submitted at the time of filing the Board of Review Appeal Form.

 

  1. The deadlines for filing for exemptions in Henderson County are: Chapter 35, paragraph 200/15-170 Homestead of Persons age 65 (commonly called senior citizens exemption) – December 31,; Chapter 35 paragraph 200/15-175 General Homestead Exemption (commonly called owner occupied exemption) – December 31; Chapter 35, paragraph 200/15-172 Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption – December 31; Chapter 35 paragraph 200/15-180 Homestead Improvement Exemption, Note:  For the 2003 assessment year and later the Homestead Improvement Exemption is given automatically; Chapter 35, paragraph 200/15-168 Disabled Persons’ Homestead Exemption – December 31; Chapter 35, 200/15-169 Disabled Veterans’ Standard Homestead Exemption – December 31; and Chapter 35, 200/15-167 Returning Veterans’ Homestead Exemption – December 31.

 

  1. The Board of Review does not hear appeals on property tax bills, only assessed values.

 

  1. These rules may be amended at anytime by giving one day notice, specifying the proposed amendments.

 

Dated at Oquawka, Illinois this 4th day of June, 2019.

Chairman,   Deb Pflasterer

Member,      Bryan Heap

Member,      Bob Peterson

--- 02/04/2019 ---

        PHONE NUMBERS

Henderson County Sherriff's Office/Emergency (309) 867-4291

Henderson County Clerk's Office Voice Phone # (309) 867-2911

Henderson County Treasurer's Office Voice Phone # (309) 867-4141

Henderson County Circuit Clerk's Office Voice Phone # (309) 867-3121

Henderson County EMA/Zoning Voice Phone # (309) 867-2780

             ------****------

--- 02/04/2019 ---

NOTICE SENIOR CITIZENS (AGE 65 OR OLDER) THE 2019 SENIOR CITIZEN ASSESSMENT FREEZE EXEMPTION FORMS (PTAX-340) ARE AVAILABLE.   YOU MAY OBTAIN A FORM AT:

HENDERSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISOR OF ASSESSMENTS OFFICE

307 WARREN STREET

OQUAWKA, IL 61469

309-867-3291

QUALIFICATIONS:  YOU WILL BE 65 OR OLDER DURING 2019, YOUR TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME FOR 2018 WAS $65,000 OR LESS, USED PROPERTY AS PRINCIPAL PLACE OF RESIDENCE, OWNED THE PROPERTY OR HAD A LEGAL OR EQUITABLE INTEREST IN PROPERTY, AND WERE LIABLE FOR THE PAYMENT OF PROPERTY TAXES.  YOU DO NOT QUALIFY FOR THIS EXEMPTION IF YOUR PROPERTY IS ASSESSED UNDER THE MOBILE HOME PRIVILEGE TAX.

THE DEADLINE TO FILE A 2019 APPLICATION IS JULY 31, 2019PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY RECEIVING THE SENIOR CITIZEN HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION, YOU WERE MAILED AN APPLICATION FOR THE SENIOR CITIZEN ASSESSMENT FREEZE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IN FEBRUARY 2019.

--- 11/21/2018 ---

Public Notice

 In compliance with 35ILCS Sec. 9-15 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Open Meeting will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 102, Office of the Chief County Assessment Officer, Henderson County Courthouse, Oquawka, Illinois, for the purpose of consultation and instruction regarding procedures to be followed in determining assessed values for 2019.  The 2019 assessment year is a general assessment year. 

 

--- 11/14/2018 ---

2018 Assessment Change Notices & Preamble

The 2018 Notices of Assessment Change and Publication List is dated November 14, 2018.  The deadline to file an appeal with the Board of Review is December 14, 2018.  The 2018 Publication List will appear in the Oquawka Current for Biggsville, Rozetta, Bald Bluff, Oquawka and Gladstone Townships.  The 2018 Publication List will appear in the Quill Newspaper for Raritan, Media, Stronghurst, Terre Haute, Lomax and Carman Townships.  If you disagree with your 2018 assessment, please contact the Supervisor of Assessments Office prior to the December 14, 2018 deadline to appeal your assessment. Per statute, assessment appeals shall not be accepted if they are filed or postmarked after this deadline. 

--- 10/19/2018 ---

Farmland Assessments:

 On June 6, 2017 the Farmland Assessment Review Committee held a public meeting on the equalized assessed values proposed by the Illinois Department of Revenue and the implementation of procedures proposed by the Supervisor of Assessments. With no opposition, the farmland equalized assessed values and valuation procedures were accepted. 

The Department of Revenue employs a PI scale from a low of 82 to a high of 130. PA 98-0109 amended the Property Tax Code to limit the increase or decrease in its previous year’s soil PI certified values to 10% of the median cropped soil for tax year 2017. As a result, the 2018 Certified Assessed Value for each soil type is limited to a 10% increase of the previous year’s median cropped soil certified value. The median cropped PI soil level is 111. Therefore, for tax year 2018 (payable in 2019) all soil types in the PI scale from 82 to 130 will receive the same dollar-per-acre increase. Farmland is valued using productivity indexes (PI’s) for cropland, permanent pasture, and all other farmland. 10% Increase at PI 111 is $26.46.

 These values reflect the statutory changes to 35 ILCS 200/10-115(e) under Public Act 98-0109.

 This serves as the farmland assessment change notification.

 Henderson County Farmland Assessment Review Committee

 

--- 07/01/2018 ---

NOTICE SENIOR CITIZENS (AGE 65 OR OLDER) THE 2018 SENIOR CITIZEN ASSESSMENT FREEZE EXEMPTION FORMS (PTAX-340) ARE STILL AVAILABLE.   YOU MAY OBTAIN A FORM AT:

HENDERSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISOR OF ASSESSMENTS OFFICE

307 WARREN STREET

OQUAWKA, IL 61469

309-867-3291

QUALIFICATIONS:  YOU WILL BE 65 OR OLDER DURING 2018, YOUR TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME FOR 2017 WAS $65,000 OR LESS, USED PROPERTY AS PRINCIPAL PLACE OF RESIDENCE, OWNED THE PROPERTY OR HAD A LEGAL OR EQUITABLE INTEREST IN PROPERTY, AND WERE LIABLE FOR THE PAYMENT OF PROPERTY TAXES.  YOU DO NOT QUALIFY FOR THIS EXEMPTION IF YOUR PROPERTY IS ASSESSED UNDER THE MOBILE HOME PRIVILEGE TAX.

THE DEADLINE TO FILE A 2018 APPLICATION IS JULY 31, 2018PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY RECEIVING THE SENIOR CITIZEN HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION, YOU WERE MAILED AN APPLICATION FOR THE SENIOR CITIZEN ASSESSMENT FREEZE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IN FEBRUARY.

 

--- 05/23/2018 ---

Annual Board of Review Organizational meeting to revise assessments of property June 5, 2018 at 8:30 A.M. in the Henderson County Courthouse, Oquawka, IL. 

The Annual Farmland Committee public meeting will be held in room 103, Henderson County Courthouse, Oquawka, IL at 9:15 A.M. Tuesday, June 5, 2018, for the purpose of explaining and discussing the certified adjusted 2019 farm land values as received from the Department of Revenue, Local Government Services Bureau.  Brenda Matherly of Illinois Farm Bureau is scheduled to present information at the meeting. 

June 5, 2018 Board of Review Agenda

  1. Call Meeting to Order

      2. Old Business

      3.  New Business

                        a.) Recognize Service of Board of Review Member - Robert Banta

                        b.) Swear in New Board of Review Member

                        c.) Review and Approve Certificates of Error

                        d.) Set Next Meeting Date

                        e.) Adjourn

--- 11/29/2017 ---

ANNUAL ASSESSOR'S MEETING

35ILCS200/9-15 provides that the "Supervisor of Assessments shall, by January 1 of each year, assemble all assessors and their deputies for consultation and shall instruct them in uniformity of their functions". 

The Annual Assessor's Meeting for the 2018 assessment year will be held December 12, 2017 at 4:30pm in room 102 of the Henderson County Courthouse in Oquawka. 

--- 11/02/2017 ---

The 2017 Notices of Assessment Change and Publication List is dated November 1, 2017.  The deadline to file an appeal with the Board of Review is December 1, 2017.  The 2017 Publication List will appear in the Oquawka Current for Biggsville, Rozetta, Bald Bluff, Oquawka and Gladstone Townships.  The 2017 Publication List will appear in the Quill Newspaper for Raritan, Media, Stronghurst, Terre Haute, Lomax and Carman Townships.  If you disagree with your 2017 assessment, please contact the Supervisor of Assessments Office prior to the December 1, 2017 deadline to appeal your assessment. Per statute, assessment appeals shall not be accepted if they are filed or postmarked after this deadline. 

--- 05/25/2017 ---

June 6, 2017 at 8:30 A.M.  - Annual Board of Review Organizational Meeting

June 6, 2017 at 9:15 A.M. - Farmland Committee Meeting to discuss 2018 certified farmland values. 

--- 05/25/2017 ---

NOTICE SENIOR CITIZENS (AGE 65 OR OLDER) THE 2017 SENIOR CITIZEN ASSESSMENT FREEZE EXEMPTION FORMS (PTAX-340) ARE STILL AVAILABLE.   YOU MAY OBTAIN A FORM AT:

HENDERSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISOR OF ASSESSMENTS OFFICE

307 WARREN STREET

OQUAWKA, IL 61469

309-867-3291

QUALIFICATIONS:  YOU WILL BE 65 OR OLDER DURING 2017, YOUR TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME FOR 2016 WAS $55,000 OR LESS, USED PROPERTY AS PRINCIPAL PLACE OF RESIDENCE, OWNED THE PROPERTY OR HAD A LEGAL OR EQUITABLE INTEREST IN PROPERTY, AND WERE LIABLE FOR THE PAYMENT OF PROPERTY TAXES.  YOU DO NOT QUALIFY FOR THIS EXEMPTION IF YOUR PROPERTY IS ASSESSED UNDER THE MOBILE HOME PRIVILEGE TAX.

THE DEADLINE TO FILE A 2017 APPLICATION IS JULY 31, 2017PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY RECEIVING THE SENIOR CITIZEN HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION, YOU WERE MAILED AN APPLICATION FOR THE SENIOR CITIZEN ASSESSMENT FREEZE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IN FEBRUARY.

--- 10/07/2016 ---

The 2016 Notices of Assessment change were mailed and published in the Oquawka Current on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.  Parcels that have had an individual reassessment change were mailed a Notice of Assessment change.  If a parcel did not receive a Notice of Assessment change, it did not have an individual reassessment change but is subject to the application of the county multiplier and/or farmland changes.  The parcels with an individual reassessment change are listed in the publications link of this website.  The filing deadline for the 2016 assessment year is Friday, November 4, 2016. If you disagree with your 2016 assessment, please contact the Supervisor of Assessments Office prior to the November 4, 2016 deadline to appeal your assessment. Per statute, assessment appeals shall not be accepted if they are filed or postmarked after this deadline. 

--- 09/29/2016 ---

The 2016 Publication List of Assessment Changes will be published in the Oquawka Current on October 5, 2016. 

The deadline to file an appeal with the Board of Review is November 4, 2016.

--- 05/19/2016 ---

Important dates to remember:

June 7, 2016 at 8:30 A.M.  - Annual Board of Review Organizational Meeting

June 7, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. - Farmland Committee Meeting to discuss 2017 certified farmland values.  Brenda Matherly from the Illinois Farm Bureau will be in attendance to answer questions.

--- 05/18/2016 ---

NOTICE SENIOR CITIZENS (AGE 65 OR OLDER) THE 2016 SENIOR CITIZEN ASSESSMENT FREEZE EXEMPTION FORMS (PTAX-340) ARE STILL AVAILABLE.   YOU MAY OBTAIN A FORM AT:

HENDERSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISOR OF ASSESSMENTS OFFICE

307 WARREN STREET

OQUAWKA, IL 61469

309-867-3291

QUALIFICATIONS:  YOU WILL BE 65 OR OLDER DURING 2016, YOUR TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME FOR 2015 WAS $55,000 OR LESS, USED PROPERTY AS PRINCIPAL PLACE OF RESIDENCE, OWNED THE PROPERTY OR HAD A LEGAL OR EQUITABLE INTEREST IN PROPERTY, AND WERE LIABLE FOR THE PAYMENT OF PROPERTY TAXES.  YOU DO NOT QUALIFY FOR THIS EXEMPTION IF YOUR PROPERTY IS ASSESSED UNDER THE MOBILE HOME PRIVILEGE TAX.

THE DEADLINE TO FILE A 2016 APPLICATION IS JULY 31, 2016PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY RECEIVING THE SENIOR CITIZEN HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION, YOU WERE MAILED AN APPLICATION FOR THE SENIOR CITIZEN ASSESSMENT FREEZE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IN FEBRUARY.

 

--- 10/20/2015 ---

The 2015 Notices of Assessment Change and Publication List is dated October 21, 2015.  The deadline to file an appeal with the Board of Review is November 20, 2015.  The 2015 Publication List will appear in the Oquawka Current for Biggsville, Rozetta, Bald Bluff, Oquawka and Gladstone Townships.  The 2015 Publication List will appear in the Quill Newspaper for Raritan, Media, Stronghurst, Terre Haute, Lomax and Carman Townships.