Your tax amount is based on the assessed valuation of your property as determined by your township assessor, multiplied by the tax rates of the taxing bodies which provide services to the area in which your property is located.
To protest your tax bill, you must have your bill paid in full and file a tax objection with the Coles County Circuit Clerk. The law provides deadlines for each condition to be met.
Objection to the tax rate:
The tax rate is computed by the County Clerk based on the amount levied by each local governmental taxing body.
To protest a tax rate, you must prove the rate or a portion of the rate is illegal or excessive. You might want to consult an attorney for assistance.
Objection to the assessed valuation:
Assessment complaints must be filed with the Coles County Board of Review by designated deadlines. The Supervisor of Assessment's Office can assist you with ensuring you receive all qualified exemptions.
Filing a tax objection complaint:
The law requires you to comply with the following three steps --