May 21, 2020

The 2020 McHenry County property tax bills  are out and now can be paid online, by mail or through a drive-thru setup at the Treasurer’s Office in Woodstock.

McHenry County passed a new  ordinance, which allows property taxes that are not escrowed can be deferred, and then paid anytime before Sept. 15 without any late fees or interest accruement. The County passed this ordinance as a COVID-19 relief effort for struggling businesses and property owners.

If you are looking to appeal your taxes, first look at your  “fair market value” of your property on your tax bill, or if you’ve just received your assessor’s notice of assessment, and you think the value is too high. Take the next step.

  1. Your first option is to talk with your township assessor, who placed the value on your property as of January 1, 2020. They may be able to provide an explanation, agree with you, or propose a change.
  2. If you still disagree, you have a right to file an appeal with the McHenry County Board of Review within 30 days of the publishing date of your township. The filing deadline date is also located on your assessment notice.
As of date, the 2020 assessments have NOT come out.  However, to see what it looked like for 2019 click on the below link.

To view 2019 publication dates and filing deadlines you can visit McHenry County website for more information.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about tax appeals, the skilled team at Prime Law Group, LLC can help.   Our accomplished McHenry County tax appeal lawyers and team focus on achieving the best possible property tax reduction where possible.  To schedule your free consultation, call our office today at 815-338-2040.  

Also please feel free to complete our online Property Tax Appeal Intake Form.  If you have any questions on the process or need additional information, let us know how we can help!