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Deanna Wilkins
Assessor

Our office is OPEN!

We are open to the public and offering curbside service 8:00-4:00 Monday through Friday. If you don’t want to come in, just park in a designated spot, call our office 630-627-3354 and someone will come out to assist you. No need to get out of your car!

The 2021 assessment year has not yet closed, feel free to reach out to our office with any assessment questions. Please contact us here.

Seniors

If you qualified for a 2020 senior freeze, no need to fill out the 2021 Senior Freeze Application. The governor signed the bill to automatically renew the 2021 Senior Freeze, Disabled and Veteran’s Homestead Exemptions to all who were approved in 2020.

2020 Senior Freeze Application (PDF)

2021 Senior Freeze Application (PDF)

2021 Senior Freeze Application (Fill-in PDF)

Pictures

Have you seen someone taking pictures? We have been updating our database to current pictures to better help us assess your property.

Questions

Any questions regarding assessments may be addressed to the York Township Assessor's Office, 630-627-3354 or use the staff directory to email your Deputy Assessor directly or use the contact form to email us.

2020 Assessments

The 2020 assessments are now available in the Property Record Search.  Please check our Dates to Remember page for more information on publication and filing dates.

The Assessor's Office is charged by the state to estimate the market value of the more than 46,000 parcels of property within York Township--then assess each property at one-third of market value. Real estate taxes to support the various taxing bodies are based on these assessments and result from those taxing districts applying their tax rates to assessments. Governing boards elected in each district set the budgets for that taxing district.

The Assessor's Office can also provide additional information on the many facets of the assessment cycle, appeal process, and senior exemptions. Residents are welcome to call or stop by to discuss their assessment concerns.

From the Assessor... 

My staff and I have recently completed the 2020 reassessment for real estate taxes payable 2021. As required by Illinois state statutes, it is the responsibility of my office to annually assess properties at one-third of the fair market value as of January 1st of each assessment year. As provided in the law, using sales that occurred in the prior three years, we will always lag behind the activity in the marketplace. When values/sales are decreasing, it will take multiple years for these changes to be reflected in local property assessments. When values/sales are increasing, this three year sales history ensures that assessments increase at a more even pace than may be seen in local markets.

As homeowners and property tax-payers ourselves, we know the assessment & property tax process can be confusing. We work every day to ensure that we have accurate information on the 46,000± parcels in the township and to provide personal, responsive service to our constituents. Property valuations are made by certified personnel who live and work in our communities and who have a vested interest in providing fair assessments.

It is expected that many property owners will want to discuss their assessments with office staff. I thank you in advance for your patience and understanding when contacting our office during this busy time. Wait times are expected to be long and response times may also be affected. We promise to work diligently to respond to all inquiries as promptly as possible so that you receive the best service possible.

Thank you,

Deanna