Winnebago County
Watch County Board Meetings Online - Starting on 3/10/16, you will now be able to watch the County Board meetings live online. MORE >

LZ Peace Memorial - The LZ Peace Memorial is a place of honor for those veterans who served our country, in war and in peace. This memorial stands as a testimony to those soldiers from Winnebago County who made the ultimate sacrifice at a time of great conflict. We’re located at Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road, in Rockford, Illinois. MORE >

Phantom Regiment - The Phantom Regiment is a youth organization dedicated to the development of self-esteem and self-reliance. MORE >

Windsor Lake - Paddle and Trail and the Rockford Park District are looking to make Windsor Lake a year-round facility and would like your input on winter recreational activities! MORE >

Fair Housing - The Fair Housing Project at Prairie State Legal Services investigates possible housing discrimination, assists clients to resolve fair housing disputes with housing providers and conducts community legal education on fair housing rights and responsibilities. MORE >

Important Dates

January 1st
1.) Assessments are based on the value of the property as of January 1st
2.) Eligibility for homestead exemption is dependent on occupancy as of January 1st

March 30th
The renewal applications for Senior Citizen Freeze Homestead Exemptions are usually mailed around March 30th 

May 1st
Tax bills are usually mailed on approximately May 1st

June 1st
The first installment (1/2 of total bill) is due around June 1st or 30 days after tax bills are mailed

July 1st
The deadline for returning Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze applications is July 1st 

Last week of July
Assessments changes are usually published and notices mailed between July 29-31

August 29, 2016
The deadline for filing assessment complaints is 30 days after assessments were published.

September 1st
The second (final) installment of tax bills in usually due around September 1st

September 23, 2016

All evidence for those Real Estate Assessment Complaints requesting an assessment reduction of less than $100,000 are due


October 13, 2016

All evidence for those Real Estate Assessment Complaints requesting an assessment reduction of $100,000 or more are due





Winnebago County
404 Elm Street
Rockford, IL 61101
OFC: (815) 319-4444

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