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(35 ILCS 200/) Property Tax Code.

35 ILCS 200/Art. 9 Div. 3

    (35 ILCS 200/Art. 9 Div. 3 heading)
Division 3. Assessment books.

35 ILCS 200/9-90

    (35 ILCS 200/9-90)
    Sec. 9-90. Procuring assessment books. The county clerk shall procure all necessary books and blanks required by this Code to be used in the assessment of property and collection of taxes, at the expense of the county.
(Source: Laws 1939, p. 886; P.A. 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/9-95

    (35 ILCS 200/9-95)
    Sec. 9-95. Listing of property. All property subject to taxation under this Code, including property becoming taxable for the first time, shall be listed by the proper legal description in the name of the owner, and assessed at the times and in the manner provided in Sections 9-215 through 9-225, and also in any year that the Department orders a reassessment (to the extent the reassessment is so ordered), with reference to the amount owned on January 1 in the year for which it is assessed, including all property purchased that day. The assessment, as modified or equalized or changed as provided by law, shall be the assessment upon which taxes shall be levied and extended during the general assessment period for which the assessment is made, or during the remainder of that general assessment period for any property reassessed by order of the Department. No assessment shall be considered illegal by reason of not having been listed or assessed in the name of the owner or owners.
(Source: P.A. 85-1221; 86-1481; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/9-100

    (35 ILCS 200/9-100)
    Sec. 9-100. Assessment list; Delivery of books. Before January 1 in each year of the general assessment, as provided in Sections 9-215 through 9-225, each county clerk shall make up the list of property to be assessed for taxes for the townships or taxing districts in the county, in books for that purpose. Annually, before January 1, he or she shall make up lists of properties which are taxable, or which become taxable for the first time, and which are not already listed, and make up lists of properties which have been subdivided and not listed by the proper description. The county clerk shall enter in the proper column, opposite the respective parcels, the name of the owner, or other such persons, so far as he is able to ascertain the names. The lists shall contain columns to show the number of acres or lots improved, and the assessed value; the assessed value of improvements; the total value; and other information as may be required. The county clerk shall also have prepared and ready for delivery all blanks necessary in the assessment of property, and shall deliver those blanks to the assessors along with the assessment books or lists. The books or lists may be completed and delivered by townships or taxing districts without waiting for the completion of all the books or lists, but all assessment books or lists shall be delivered by the county clerk to the chief county assessment officer on or before January 1. The books or lists shall be made in duplicate.
(Source: P.A. 86-1481; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/9-105

    (35 ILCS 200/9-105)
    Sec. 9-105. Makeup of assessment books by townships. The books for the assessment of property, in counties not under township organization, shall be made up by congressional townships, but parts or fractional townships may be added to full townships, at the discretion of the county board. In counties under township organization, the books shall be made to correspond with the organized townships. Separate books shall be made for the assessment of property and the collection of all taxes and special assessments thereon, within the corporate limits of cities, incorporated towns and villages, if ordered by the county board.
(Source: Laws 1939, p. 886; P.A. 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/9-110

    (35 ILCS 200/9-110)
    Sec. 9-110. Railroad assessment book. The county clerk shall procure, at the expense of the county, a record book in a form prescribed by the Department, in which to enter railroad property as listed for taxation, and shall enter the valuations assessed, corrected and equalized in the manner provided by law. The county clerk shall extend all the taxes for which the property is liable against its equalized assessed value. At the time fixed by law for delivering tax books to the county collector, the clerk shall attach a warrant, under his or her seal of office, and deliver the book to the county collector. The county collector shall collect the taxes charged against railroad property, and pay over and account for the taxes in the manner provided in other cases. The book shall be returned by the collector and filed in the office of the county clerk. The taxes on all railroad property shall be extended as on other property, and shall be subject to the same penalties, dates of payment and methods of enforcement as other property taxes.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 1212; P.A. 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/9-115

    (35 ILCS 200/9-115)
    Sec. 9-115. Parcels in more than one taxing district. When any property is situated in more than one township or taxing district, or is situated and assessed in any drainage district, for drainage purposes, the portion in each township or taxing district shall be listed separately. The lands in any drainage district shall be listed so as to correspond, as nearly as possible, to the respective subdivisions and descriptions in the latest assessment roll of the drainage district.
(Source: Laws 1939, p. 886; P.A. 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/9-120

    (35 ILCS 200/9-120)
    Sec. 9-120. Combined listings. When a whole section, half section, quarter section, or half-quarter section of property, belongs to the same owner, it may, and shall, at the request of the owner or his or her agent, be listed as one tract, and when all lots in the same block belong to the same owner they may, and shall, at the request of the owner or his or her agent, be listed as a block. When several adjoining lots in the same block belong to the same owner, they may, and shall, at the request of the owner or his or her agent, be included in one description. However, this Section shall not apply to property on which delinquent or forfeited taxes are outstanding.
(Source: Laws 1939, p. 886; P.A. 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/9-125

    (35 ILCS 200/9-125)
    Sec. 9-125. Verification of assessment lists. The county clerk shall compare the lists of property with the list of taxable property on file in his or her office.
(Source: Laws 1939, p. 886; P.A. 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/9-130

    (35 ILCS 200/9-130)
    Sec. 9-130. Delivery of assessment books. The chief county assessment officer shall call upon the county clerk on or before the first day of January in each year and receive the assessment books and blanks as prepared by the county clerk for the assessment of property for that year.
(Source: P.A. 86-678; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/9-135

    (35 ILCS 200/9-135)
    Sec. 9-135. Correction of assessment lists. If the assessor or chief county assessment officer finds that any property subject to taxation, or special assessment, has not been returned to him or her by the clerk, or has not been described in the subdivisions or manner required by this Code, he or she shall correct the return of the clerk, and shall list and assess the property in the manner required by law.
    The assessor or chief county assessment officer shall, also, from time to time, make alterations in the description of property as he or she may find necessary. When property has been subdivided since the making of the general assessment, the assessor or chief county assessment officer shall from time to time correct the descriptions so that they correspond to the subdivision, and distribute the assessment in the proper proportions among the parcels into which the land has been subdivided; and in case of a vacation of a subdivision readjust the description of the assessment accordingly.
(Source: Laws 1939, p. 886; P.A. 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/9-140

    (35 ILCS 200/9-140)
    Sec. 9-140. Loss or destruction of assessment books. When all or any part of the assessment rolls or collectors' books of any county, or other taxing district are lost or destroyed by any means whatever, a new assessment, or new books, as the case may require, shall be made under the direction of the county board. The board shall, in those cases, fix reasonable times and dates for performing the work of assessment, equalization, levy, extension and collection of taxes, and paying over the same, or making new books, as the circumstances of the case may require. All provisions of this Code apply to the dates fixed by the county board, in the same manner that they apply to the dates for similar purposes, as fixed by this Code. The presiding officer of the county board may select and appoint persons, with the advice and consent of the county board, when he or she finds it necessary, to carry out provisions of this section.
(Source: P.A. 78-1128; 88-455.)