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Kevin Logan
Supervisor of Assessments
Clay County Courthouse
PO Box 178
Louisville, IL 62858
(618) 665-3370
Fax: (618) 665-3158
assess13@wabash.net
Clay County Exemptions

Clay County Supervisor of Assessments


What We Do:
The Supervisor of Assessments strives to administer an accurate, fair, uniform, and timely assessment of all property in Clay County in accordance with and as mandated by the Illinois Property Tax Code.
Mon. – Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(except holidays, see “Holiday Schedule”)

Functions:


It is the function of the county Supervisor of Assessments to monitor and direct the countywide valuation of real property for the purpose of real estate taxation. This mandated function includes but is not limited to:
  • Provide assistance and information to the individual township assessors
  • Monitor all functions for compliance with state statutes and IL Department of Revenue procedures
  • Apply exemptions and preferential assessments
  • Enter sales data of property sold in Excel format to analyze market value for conducting sales ratio studies, appraisals and assessment of real estate.
  • Apply equalization factors
  • Provide proper taxpayer notification of assessments through mailed notices and publications
  • Monitor and direct an unbiased appeal procedure to assure due process
  • Prepare abstracts and reports for submission to the Illinois Department of Revenue
  • Timely certification of the completed assessment roll of 14,399 real estate parcels, 4,293 oil parcels and 1,265 mobile homes to the County Clerk in manner to facilitate timely tax calculation and billing as prescribed by statue
  • Assist Board of Review in defense of decisions when appealed to the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board
  • Maintain (PIN) Parcel Identification Numbering system
  • Maintain an accurate county cadastral map system, including aerial photography, line maps, and other property and owner information, to be used by the property tax function, other county offices, other governmental offices and the public

Forms:   Contact the Clay County Supervisor of Assessments office for the following:

  • Senior Homestead/Senior Freeze Exemption Application
  • Home Improvement Exemption Application
  • Non-Homestead Exemption Application (Churches, Schools, Etc.)
  • Mobile Home Registration For Privilege Tax Application
  • Property Assessment Complaint Form
  • Disabled Persons', Disabled Veterans' and Returning Veterans' Application

Clay County Board of Review
Davetta Dunigan, Chairman
Anna Mae Coulter
Jack Hastings
Clay County Courthouse
PO Box 178
Louisville, IL 62858
(618) 665-3370
Fax: (618) 665-3158
assess13@wabash.net
The function of the Board of Review is the final local review of the assessments within their jurisdiction. Other changes of the Board of Review include but not limited to:
  • Hear complaints concerning real estate assessments, and rendering decisions regarding values of real property
  • Defend decisions to the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board
  • Determine or recommend eligibility for certain exemptions
  • Apply equalization factors
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Clay County Exemptions

·                     The following is a list of the major exemptions that are processed by the Supervisor of Assessments office:  

  • Returning Veterans'. Homestead Exemption (35 ILCS 200/15-167) provides a one-time $5,000 reduction in a property's equalized assessed value (EAV) to qualifying veterans who return from active duty in an armed conflict involving the armed forces of the United States. To receive this exemption, the veteran must file an application upon their return home.
  • Disabled Persons' Homestead Exemption (35 ILCS 200/15-168) provides a $2,000 reduction in a property's EAV to a qualifying property owned by a disabled person. A disabled person must file an annual application by the county's due date to continue to receive this exemption.
  • Disabled Veterans' Standard Homestead Exemption (35 ILCS 200/15-169) provides a. Reduction in a property's EAV to a qualifying property owned by a veteran with a service-connected disability certified by the U. S. Department of Veterans' Affairs. A $2,500 homestead exemption is available to a veteran with a service-connected disability of at least 50% but less than 75% or a $5,000 homestead exemption is available to a veteran with a service-connected disability of at least 75%. A disabled veteran must file an annual application by the county's due date to continue to receive this exemption.
  • The current Disabled Veterans' Homestead Exemption (35 ILCS 200/15-165) that provides up to a $70,000 reduction in assessed value for federally-approved specially adapted housing will continue to be available through the local Veterans' Affairs Office.
  • A disabled persons or disabled veteran's property can receive only one of the following exemptions each year: Disabled Veterans' Exemption (35 ILCS 200/15-165), Disabled Persons' Homestead Exemption (35 ILCS 200/ 15-168) or the Disabled Veterans' Standard Homestead Exemption (35 ILCS 200/15-169).
  • The increase in the current homestead exemptions will provide additional property tax relief for some Illinois homeowners and senior citizens.
  • The maximum reduction on a property's EAV for the current General Homestead Exemption (35· ILCS 200/15-175) on owner-occupied residences will increase from $5,500 for the 2008 tax year (property taxes paid in 2009) to $6,000 for the 2009 tax year (property taxes paid 2010).
  • Homestead Improvement Exemption (35 ILCS 200/15-180. The Home Improvement Exemption allows a homeowner up to $75,000 in home improvements without increasing the taxable Assessed Valuation of the property for 4 years. The property must qualify for the general homestead exemption. It must also be used exclusively for a residential purpose.
  • The reduction on a property's EAV for the current Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption (35 ILCS 200/15-170) on properties of residents that are 65 years of age or older is $4,000 for the 2008 tax year (property taxes paid in 2009).
  • The current Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption (35 ILCS 200/15-172) maximum household income levels for eligibility to freeze a property's EAV is $55,000.

 
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