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Office of Assessments

Supervisor of Assessments:  Jason D. LeMar

jlemar@co.menard.il.us

Office Information


Office:

102 S. Seventh, 2nd Floor

County Courthouse

Petersburg, IL  62675

Phone:

(217) 632-4461

(217) 632-3978 (Fax)

Hours:

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST

Monday - Friday

Staff:

Randa Thomas, Chief Deputy Assessor

Amanda Espenschied, Deputy Assessor




Description of Services

The Menard County Office of Assessments is responsible for accurately assessing the more than 11,800 farm and non-farm real estate parcels within Menard County.  Since Menard County is 1 of 17 commission counties within the State of Illinois, we have no township government or township assessors, and all of the annual assessment work is completely handled from within the Menard County Office of Assessments.  We operate on a rotating quadrennial assessment calendar, assessing approximately 1/4 of the county each year, so we are constantly updating our parcel information files with accurate data.  For 2008, we also applied over 5,783 homestead and 579 non-homestead exemptions on behalf of the taxpayers of Menard County.  We assist the various facets of the public with many assessment questions each day, while keeping an organized and efficient office to serve the taxpayers to the best of our trained abilities.  In addition, we calculate the annual farmland and preferential assessments, manage the exemptions, mail out new exemption forms for qualified taxpayers, track all of the real estate transfers of ownership in the tax data system, as well as maintain the GIS parcel mapping system for the county and property owners.  The Menard County Office of Assessments would like local taxpayers to seek departmental and regulatory information from the Illinois Department of Revenue publications shown below:

Illinois Property Tax System

Tax Statistics

These are great sources of information applicable to any assessment office in the State of Illinois.

Geographic Information Systems Mapping

 

Geographic Information Systems Mapping

 

Farmland Assessment Review Committee

 

The Menard County Farmland Assessment Review Committee schedules meetings as the need arises. The regular Farmland Assessment Review Committee meetings of the County of Menard, Illinois, for the Year 2014, will be held, as needed. Additional public notification will be given when a meeting is scheduled and meeting agendas will be posted at the Menard County Courthouse and on the County’s website at menardcountyil.com. Unless changed by further public notice, the meetings will take place in the Menard County Courthouse, 102 South Seventh Street, Petersburg, Illinois 62675.

 

Board of Review

 

2011 Menard County Board of Review Guidelines

PTAX-230 Non Farm Assessment Appeal/Complaint

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETINGS BOARD OF REVIEW COUNTY OF MENARD, ILLINOIS

The Board of Review schedules meetings as the need arises. The regular Board of Review meetings of the County of Menard, Illinois, for the Year 2014, will be held, as needed. Additional public notification will be given when a meeting is scheduled and meeting agendas will be posted at the Menard County Courthouse and on the County’s website at menardcountyil.com. Unless changed by further public notice, the meetings will take place in the Menard County Courthouse, 102 South Seventh Street, Petersburg, Illinois 62675.

 

Publications & Applications

The following publications may be viewed or printed by clicking on the titles below:

 

Application for Single Family Owner Occupied Residence (Homestead Exemption)

IL DOR       An Overview of Property Tax Publication

PTAX-227   Farm Property Assessment Complaint

PTAX-230   Non-Farm Property Assessment Appeal/Complaint

PTAX-323   Application for Homestead Improvement Exemption

PTAX-324   Application for Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption

PTAX-341   Application for Returning Veterans' Homestead Exemption

PTAX-340   Senior Citizens Asessment Freeze 2014 - Homestead Exemption Application & Affidavit

PTAX-340   Senior Citizens Asessment Freeze 2013 - Homestead Exemption Application & Affidavit

PTAX-342  Application for Disabled Veterans' Standard Homestead Exemption

PTAX-343    Application for Disabled Person's Homestead Exemption

PTAX-343-A Physician's Statement for Disabled Persons' Homestead Exemption

PTAX-764    Application & Affidavit for Veterans Organizations - Assessment Freeze

PTAX-765     Application for Fraternal Organization Assessment Freeze (501 (c) (8))

PTAX-766   Application for Fraternal Organization Assessment Freeze (501 (c) (10))

The Illinois Property Tax System - A General Guide

IL Department of Revenue - Compilation of General Level of Assessments of Non-Farm Real Estate

Capital Area Association of Realtors - Yearly Home Sales Report

 

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Frequently Asked Questions (Link)














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