(35 ILCS 200/9-190)
Damaged or destroyed property.
(a) When a property in a county with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants has
been destroyed or rendered uninhabitable or otherwise unfit for occupancy or
customary use by natural disaster or accidental means, the township assessor
shall send to the owner by certified mail an application form for reduction of
the assessed valuation of that property as provided in Section 9-180.
(b) Whenever an official, employee, or other representative of a municipal
fire department, fire protection district, volunteer fire
protection association, or emergency services and disaster agency of a
political subdivision of this State is required by law to make an official
report to another government official or agency concerning a natural
disaster or accident that is likely to cause real property to have a diminished
assessed valuation, that official, employee, or representative shall
make a copy of the report available to the property owner on the owner's
request and shall insure that the report contains the following notice:
NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER
If your property has been damaged you may be eligible
(c) Regardless of whether an official report concerning the natural disaster
or accident is issued under subsection (b), the property owner may notify the
township assessor of the property's destruction, uninhabitability, or unfitness
for occupancy or normal use.
(Source: P.A. 87-818; 88-455; incorporates 88-221; 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)