Sterling Township
© Sterling Township 2015
The    current    Sterling    Township    Assessor,    Marcy Lawrence,   was   elected   to   the   position   in   2017.      The Township   Assessor   is   the   only   elected   government official     who     must     pass     approved     courses     of instruction    before    standing    for    election    to    the office.      It   is   the   job   of   assessor,   as   described   by Illinois    State    Statues,    to    value    all    properties    at Market   Value   or   the   Fair   Cash   Value.      The   Assessor establishes    the    value    of    all    real    property    in    the Township   and   DOES   NOT   levy   taxes.      This   is   done   in   a   fair   and   equitable   manner   to   ensure   the tax   burden   is   fairly   distributed   amongst   property   owners.      Other   government   entities   will   levy their   taxes   against   the   values   that   have   been   estabslished   by   the   assessor.   It   is   the   goal   of   this office    to    produce    accurate    and    equitable    assessments    throughout    Sterling    Township.        The Assessor   is   NOT   responsible   for   your   tax   bill.      The   assessed   value   is   used   to   determine   each taxpayer's   share   of   the   tax   burden   created   by   the   units   of   local   government   who   are   funded   by the property tax. WHERE DO MY TAXES GO?
When      reassessment      notices      are mailed    in    the    fall    we    start    getting calls    from    property    owners    whose first    words    are    “My    taxes    are    too high!”    or    “Why    did    you    raise    my taxes!”          The     Township     Assessor DOES   NOT   RAISE   YOUR   TAXES.   The job    of    the    assessor    is    to    come    up with    a    fair    market    value    of    all    the property   in   the   township.   From   that fair   market   value,   the   assessment   is computed   as   33.33%   of   that   value. All of the assessments are given to
the   Supervisor   of   Assessments   in   the   county   seat   for   equalization   and   then   to   the   County Clerk.   The   County   Clerk   has   been   provided   all   the   levies   from   the   taxing   bodies   and   the   tax rate   is   determined   by   dividing   the   Total   Levy   by   the   Equalized   Assessed   Value.   Finally   the   tax rate is applied to each individual assessment to come up with individual tax bills. If   you   look   at   this   chart   you   will   see   who   levies   for   tax   monies   and   what   percentage   of   your   bill they receive. 

Marcy Lawrence, Assessor

108 4th Avenue

Sterling IL 61081

815.625.7410

assessor@sterlingtownship.com

 

 

Assessor Office

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The   current   Sterling   Township   Assessor,   Marcy Lawrence,   was   elected   to   the   position   in   2017.     The     Township     Assessor     is     the     only     elected government    official    who    must    pass    approved courses     of     instruction     before     standing     for election   to   the   office.      It   is   the   job   of   assessor,   as described   by   Illinois   State   Statues,   to   value   all properties    at    Market    Value    or    the    Fair    Cash Value.      The   Assessor   establishes   the   value   of   all real    property    in    the    Township    and    DOES    NOT levy   taxes.      This   is   done   in   a   fair   and   equitable manner     to     ensure     the     tax     burden     is     fairly distributed    amongst    property    owners.        Other government   entities   will   levy   their   taxes   against the   values   that   have   been   estabslished   by   the assessor.   It   is   the   goal   of   this   office   to   produce accurate   and   equitable   assessments   throughout Sterling     Township.          The     Assessor     is     NOT responsible   for   your   tax   bill.      The   assessed   value is   used   to   determine   each   taxpayer's   share   of the    tax    burden    created    by    the    units    of    local government who are funded by the property tax. WHERE DO MY TAXES GO?
© Sterling Township 2015
Sterling Township

Marcy Lawrence, Assessor

815.625.7410

assessor@sterlingtownship.com

 

 

Assessor Office

When    reassessment    notices    are    mailed    in    the    fall    we    start getting   calls   from   property   owners   whose   first   words   are   “My taxes    are    too    high!”    or    “Why    did    you    raise    my    taxes!”        The Township   Assessor   DOES   NOT   RAISE   YOUR   TAXES.   The   job   of the   assessor   is   to   come   up   with   a   fair   market   value   of   all   the property    in    the    township.    From    that    fair    market    value,    the assessment    is    computed    as    33.33%    of    that    value.    All    of    the assessments are given to the     Supervisor     of     Assessments     in     the     county     seat     for equalization   and   then   to   the   County   Clerk.   The   County   Clerk   has been   provided   all   the   levies   from   the   taxing   bodies   and   the   tax rate   is   determined   by   dividing   the   Total   Levy   by   the   Equalized Assessed   Value.   Finally   the   tax   rate   is   applied   to   each   individual assessment to come up with individual tax bills. If   you   look   at   this   chart   you   will   see   who   levies   for   tax   monies and what percentage of your bill they receive.