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Moraine Township 2016 Property Tax Assessment Notices to Be Mailed August 3

For immediate release:
Contact: Cynthia Plouché, Township Assessor, (847) 432-2100

Moraine Township 2016 Property Tax Assessment Notices to Be Mailed August 3

On August 3, 2016 Assessment Notices, (also known as the "Blue Letter") will be mailed to Moraine Township property owners, and published in the Highland Park News on August 4, 2016. It is important to review your property value and contact my office with any questions or concerns as soon as possible.

If you do not agree with the valuation of your property, the final date on which an objection to your 2016 Property Assessment can be filed is September 6, 2016. Many people wait until they receive their property tax bill to try to challenge the assessment. That is too Late.

If you purchased your home in 2015 or 2016, call us if our value is more than your purchase price.

Contact the Assessor's Office

We are eager to help residents understand their assessment, answer any questions, and provide the resources needed to evaluate their assessment and decide if filing an appeal is necessary. If you provide evidence that your assessment is not correct, our office can make a change to your assessment without further appeal.

Moraine 2016 Equalization Factor

The 2016 equalization factor for Moraine Township is 1.0763 or +7.63%. This factor is applied to all parcels in the Township. It does not mean your taxes are going up by 7.63%, but rather that this is the factor used to adjust assessments to 33-1/3% of market value, the state mandated level of assessment.

Since all assessments in Moraine Township will receive the 2016 equalization factor of 1.0763; your share of the property tax burden in Moraine Township will remain relatively the same, so this factor alone should not adversely increase your property taxes. Taxes could increase, however, if individual taxing bodies increase their total levy.

Challenges to assessments should be based on either "fair market value" or "uniformity" not the Equalization Factor

  • If recent sales in your assessment neighborhood indicate that your parcel is overvalued compared with properties that have recently sold in your neighborhood, then that is a basis for an appeal.
  • If your property or home is over-assessed compared to other similar properties or homes in your assessment neighborhood, this would also be a legitimate basis for an appeal.
  • Please note, property owners are not able to appeal an assessment value based solely on the County's 1.0763 equalization factor.

The Moraine Township Assessor's office is here to help. Please visit us at 777 Central Avenue, Highland Park or call 847-432-2100.

Cynthia R. Plouché

Moraine Township Assessor

 

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