(35 ILCS 200/3-5)
Supervisor of assessments.
In counties with less than 3,000,000
inhabitants and in which no county assessor has been elected under Section
3-45, there shall be a county supervisor of assessments, either appointed as
provided in this Section, or elected.
In counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants and not having an elected
county assessor or an elected supervisor of assessments, the office of
supervisor of assessments shall be filled by appointment by the presiding
officer of the county board with the advice and consent of the county board.
To be eligible for appointment or to be eligible to file nomination
papers or participate as a candidate in any primary or general election
for, or be elected to, the office of supervisor of assessments, or to enter
upon the duties of the office, a person must possess one of the following
qualifications as certified by the Department to the county clerk:
(1) A currently active Certified Illinois Assessing
Officer designation from the Illinois Property Assessment Institute.
(2) A currently active AAS, CAE, or MAS designation
from the International Association of Assessing Officers.
(3) A currently active MAI, SREA, SRPA, SRA, or RM
designation from the Appraisal Institute.
In addition, a person must have had at least 2 years' experience in the field
of property sales, assessments, finance or appraisals and must have passed an
examination conducted by the Department to determine his or her competence to
hold the office. The examination may be conducted by the Department at a
convenient location in the county or region. Notice of the time and place
shall be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the
counties, at least one week prior to the exam. The Department shall certify to
the county board a list of the names and scores of persons who pass the
examination. The Department may provide by rule the maximum time that the name
of a person who has passed the examination will be included on a list of
persons eligible for appointment or election. The term of office shall be 4
years from the date of appointment and until a successor is appointed and
qualified, or a successor is elected and qualified under Section 3-52.
(Source: P.A. 101-150, eff. 7-26-19; 101-467, eff. 8-23-19; 102-558, eff. 8-20-21.)