Monday, October 29, 2012
Algonquin Township Assessments Delayed Until Halloween
The problem, according to a Mchenry County Assessor's spokesman, was a mail contractor's delay in preparing to send out the latest assessments. State law only requires publishing assessments that increased this year in Crystal Lake's Northwest Herald. However, McHenry County rules require a mailed notice to every taxpayer every year, whether an assessment went up, down or just sideways.
McHenry County's guide to appealing assessments is here: http://www.co.mchenry.il.us/departments/assessments/PDFDocs/How%20to%20File%20an%20Appeal.pdf
The forms required can be downloaded here:
The link to Algonquin Township property searches to find comparable sales is here:
There's still no date set for publishing and mailing Grafton Township assessments. The rough estimate there is "about two weeks."