Thomas R. Hodges, Supervisor of Assessments
Our mission: Serve Taxpayers, Township Assessors and the Board of Review in a professional, helpful and friendly manner while ensuring the timely and accurate processing of assessments, exemptions and tax maps.
The Supervisor of Assessments Office is responsible for the publication and mailing of Assessment Change Notices on all taxable parcels. The Office also maintains all records for Homestead Exemptions. They assist taxpayers with the filing of property tax exemptions and any questions they may have in understanding the assessment process for their property.
The Supervisor of Assessments Office also assists Township Assessors in the performance of their duties, as well assisting the Board of Review in completing their responsibilities to maintain a timely tax cycle.
Also within the Supervisor of Assessments Office is the Mapping Department which is responsible for updating parcel identification numbers as well as the county tax map according to recorded documents.
Assessments are based on the value of the property as of January 1st
Eligibility for homestead exemptions is dependent on occupancy as of January 1st
The renewal applications for Senior Citizen Freeze Homestead Exemptions are mailed.
Tax bills are usually mailed around May 1st
The first installment (1/2 of total bill) is due around June 1st or 30 days after tax bills were mailed
The deadline for returning Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze applications is July 1st
Assessments notices will be mailed on August 12th
Assessment publication will occur on August 14th & 15th.
The deadline for filing assessment complaints is 30 days after assessments were published. The deadline for filing a complaint for the 2019 assessment year will be September 16th, 2019.
The second (final) installment of tax bills is usually due around September 1st
All evidence for Real Estate Assessment Complaints requesting an assessment reduction of less than $100,000 are due 25 days after the complaint filing deadline (October 11th, 2019)
All evidence for Real Estate Assessment Complaints requesting an assessment reduction of $100,000 or more are due 45 days after the complaint filing deadline (October 31st, 2019)
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