Joshua Tanner, Board of Review
Supervisor of Assessments
Macon County Office Building
141 South Main Street
Decatur, IL 62523
Phone: (217) 424-1364
M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
excluding legal holidays
Acting as an unbiased intermediary between assessors and taxpayers, the Board of Review provides an important role in striving for equitable and fair property assessments in Macon County through the assessment appeal process.
The Macon County Board of Review is a three-member panel that is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the County Board. Each of the three members of the Board of Review is a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer. The Supervisor of Assessments serves as the Clerk of the Board of Review and her staff is the support for the Board’s activities.
The Macon County Board of Review hears testimony on written appeals on any real estate parcel that is claimed to be over-assessed or under-assessed. The Board reviews the assessment and either deems it to be just or corrects it as necessary.
An appeal to affect the assessment for the current tax year shall be filed by August 10th of each year or before 30 calendar days after the date of publication of the assessment changes for the township, whichever is later.
If for some reason there is an appeal filed that requests that an assessment be increased, the Board of Review will give the owner of the property proper notice so the affected taxpayer has an opportunity to respond.
The Board of Review also acts on property omitted from the assessment roll either in the current year or years past. Property owners are again notified in these cases and have the opportunity to appear before the Board on the matter.
The Board also makes recommendations to the Illinois Department of Revenue on applications for property tax exemption. Owners of property who seek tax exempt status initially file with the Board of Review and the Board’s decisions are forwarded to the Department of Revenue for final determination.
The Macon County Board of Review hears between 800-1000 appeals in a tax year. The Board generally completes the appeal hearings by the end of February.
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