Supervisor of Assessments
Supervisor of Assessments Duties
The Supervisor of Assessments office has the responsibility to assess all property in Perry County, based on Illinois State Statutes and Department of Revenue guidelines. Properties are to be assessed at 33.33% of market value, with the exception of farmland and farm buildings. The Perry County Supervisor of Assessments Office assesses and maintains records for approximately 18,000 parcels. There are several exemptions available to property owners in Perry County. These exemptions are for homeowners who own their home, reside in the home as their principle residence and are responsible for the payment of property taxes. Commercial and industrial properties are not entitled to these exemptions.
It is important to understand that neither the County Assessor nor the Board of Review has any control over your property tax rates. YOU MUST PAY YOUR PROPERTY TAXES. Property tax rates come from levies established by taxing bodies such as municipalities and school districts. If you are concerned about rising taxes, contact your taxing authorities, attend budget hearings and work with your local and township elected officials for efficiency in government.
Equalization Factors Explanation
By statute (35 ILCS 200/9-210), the Chief County Assessment Office shall act as an Equalizing authority to achieve the required level of assessment of 33.33% of fair cash value of all property, except farm and coal.
Based on actual sales of real estate in Perry County, IL during the past three years, the Illinois Department of Revenue conducts sales ratio studies to determine the current, 3-year average (median) level of assessment for each township. From this information, township equalization factors are developed to achieve uniformity in levels of assessment. Township equalization factors have been applied to all property except farm and coal. Equalization factors are determined by dividing 33.33 by the 3-year average (median level of assessment for each township). For more information on current Equalization Factors, please contact the Perry County Assessor’s Office.