June 1, 2020: Special note regarding COVID-19 protocols
On Friday, May 29th, Illinois Governor Pritzker issued a new Disaster Declaration over all counties in Illinois and a new Executive Order 2020-38 describing the new regulations for Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan. The EO establishes certain guidance for businesses allowed to reopen in Phase 3, including encouraging remote work where possible, requiring employees to wear face coverings and practice social distancing, and prohibits any gathering of more than 10 people. As a result, the Sugar Grove Township Assessors Office will remain closed to visitors until further notice, however, residents can meet with staff in person by appointment only. Township offices will be staffed to respond to messages and conduct online business. For the safety of the employees and the general public, our office will only receive phone calls and email communications.
Limited service is available through the Contact Us link in the left column of this page. Upon the conclusion of the stay at home directive, the Township Assessor office will reopen to personal visits once Health officials deem it safe to do so.
For more information about safety relating to the COVID-19 virus, please visit www.KaneHealth.com or call 800-889-3931.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING 2020 ASSESSMENTS
The 2020 equalized assessments are complete and can be viewed on our web site. The assessed values listed on this site have been equalized by the Kane County Supervisor of Assessments with a factor of 1.0338 for Sugar Grove Township. (35 ILCS 200/9-205)
Assessments are determined by a property's value as of January 1, 2020. The market "today" is not reflected until the 2021 assessment year. Therefore, any sales or appraisals dated after January 1, 2020 cannot be considered until the 2021 assessment year. Illinois State Statute (35 ILCS 200/1-55) mandates the use of sales studies for the three most recent years preceding the assessment year to obtain the fair cash value for a current assessment year. The 2020 assessment considers sales from 2019, 2018 and 2017.
Please be advised that as a taxpayer in Sugar Grove Township it is NOT necessary to hire legal counsel or any type of tax appeal firm representative when seeking an assessment reduction.
If you would like your property assessment reviewed please contact our office prior to filing a formal assessment appeal to the Kane County Board of Review. Please submit three comparable properties located in the same neighborhood either based on equity or overvaluation (Request for Assessment Review form available in "FORMS" section) If your concern is based on overvaluation please include three comparable properties that have sold within the last three years, this excludes a current year's sale. ***Please note: include sales other than "short sales" or "foreclosures". The comparable properties must be located in the same neighborhood, same style, similar year built and the building square footage as close to 200 square feet more or less than your home. Other items that may affect value are location, amenities, exterior; such as brick versus wood, construction quality and condition. There could be more factors that affect a property's value and will be determined as a property is individually analyzed.
Upon completion of your assessment review and an agreement of value has not been reached you may file a formal appeal with the Kane County Supervisor of Assessments. The web address is www.kanecountyassessments.org. There you'll find instructions and forms for property assessment appeals.
*** If your goal is to decrease your tax burden, having your assessment reviewed and lowered is only a small part of the process. Decreasing your taxes is achieved by decreasing the taxing levies. To do this, contact the taxing districts located on the front of your tax bill. ***
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Where Does My Money go? http://kanecountyassessments.org/QuickGuide.pdf
June 3, 2020 The Kane County Supervisor of Assessments Notice of Revised Assessment mailed
June 5, 2020 Equalized assessed values published in the Aurora Beacon newspaper.
July 1, 2020 Last day to submit comparable information to assessor's office
We encourage you to call our office to discuss your assessment prior to filing an appeal.
July 6, 2020 Deadline to file a formal appeal to The Kane County Board of Review for the 2020 assessment year.
Not every taxpayer will receive a notice. Only those assessments changed by your Assessor will receive a notice. Assessments only changed by the county equalization factor will NOT receive a notice.
Please call our office if you have any questions. My staff and/or I will be glad to discuss them with you. You may reach us at 630.466.5255 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Curt John Karas, CIAO CPA MBA
Sugar Grove Township Assessor
If you need further assistance that cannot be found this website, please contact the office of the Assessor directly at 630-466-5255 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Assessor is responsible for assessing property at one-third of fair cash value with the exception of farmland, railroad or coal properties which are properties valued by the State of Illinois Department of Revenue. It is always encouraged and highly recommended to discuss your property assessment first and foremost with your local Assessor before ever filing with the Board of Review.
The Assessor is the only elected official with exception to your States’ Attorney that requires a formal education and 2-yr certification along with yearly continuing education and is working directly for you.
Curt John Karas, CIAO CPA MBA
54 Snow Street, P.O. Box 1138
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
Phone: (630) 466-5255
Fax: (630) 466-5253
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
(evening & weekend appointments welcome)
Township of Sugar Grove
Tom Rowe, Supervisor
54 Snow Street, P.O. Box 465
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
Phone: (630) 466-4283
Fax: (630) 409-3150
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8am - 4pm