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2019 General Assessment
Posted November 25, 2019

My staff and I have completed the 2019 General Assessment.  The assessment roll will be published in the Examiner Newspapers on December 4, 2019, and General Assessment notices will be mailed to all property owners.

In the General Assessment each neighborhood is reviewed and adjusted to enhance uniformity and achieve a level of assessments close to 33 1/3% (one-third) of market value.

The assessments are as of January 1, 2019, and are based on sales that occurred between 2016 and 2018.  The assessed value, multiplied by three, indicates the estimated fair market value of the property as of January 1, 2019.

Overall, market values in Wayne Township increased between 2016 and 2018; however the real estate market in some neighborhoods and at certain price points has been stagnant.  As a result, while most neighborhoods received modest to significant assessment increases, others remained the same, and some neighborhoods received assessment reductions.  

Please call my office at (630)231-8900 if you have questions about your 2019 assessed value.  Because over 22,000 assessment notices are being mailed, call volumes will likely be high.

Property owners have 30 days to appeal from the publication date.  Appeals must be postmarked or hand-delivered to the Board of Review by January 3, 2020.  You may visit the DuPage County Supervisor of Assessments Forms and Documents page to download an appeal form. 

Appeals may be based on either market value or uniformity.  The Board of Review will not hear arguments related to the amount of the property tax bill.

In a market value appeal, the appellant must provide sales evidence from the previous three years that demonstrates that the market value indicated by the assessed value (the assessed value multiplied by three) exceeds the actual market value of the property as of January 1, 2019.  

In an appeal based on assessment uniformity, the appellant must provide evidence that demonstrates the subject property is not assessed uniformly with comparable properties, with similar features, in the Subject neighborhood.

I encourage property owners to contact my office prior to filing formal assessment appeals.  We will verify that the information on your property record card is accurate, and review the evidence you believe supports your claim of overvaluation.  After our review, if you still disagree with your assessed value, you will have the opportunity to file an appeal with the Board of Review. 

Property owners who recently purchased their properties, who have received letters from agents offering to represent them in assessment appeals should contact my office before signing agreements that commit them to paying these third parties for assessment reductions.



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