Welcome to the Seneca Township Assessor’s home page. From this page you will be able to search for Parcel information including sales, link to the County GIS system, link to the County Assessments webpage, send the assessor’s office a message and more as items are needed.
2019 Quadrennial Reassessment
2019 is a Quadrennial reassessment year. The assessor is tasked with reviewing all the assessments in the Township. Adjustments are made to properties that are assessed differently than the market value indicates, higher or lower. These adjustments are made to level the assessments and reduce inequity in similar properties. Both market value and equity are considered when adjusting the assessments.
The assessor was made aware of the 2019 equalization factor prior to reviewing the assessments. Any adjustment made to an assessment or when reviewing an assessment and deciding not to adjust the assessment was made anticipating this factor.
Seneca Township 2019 Equalization
The 2019 Seneca Township Equalization Factor will be 1.0390. This was determined by the Illinois Department of Revenue in a three-year sales ratio study which analyzes the arms’ length sales that have occurred in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and compares them to the prior year’s assessment values. The sales ratio study is done by the Illinois Department of Revenue for every county and township in the State of Illinois annually. The most recent data has determined that the 2019 assessments, in Seneca Township as a whole, must be increase by 3.90% over the 2018 assessment levels.
The 2019 equalization factor of 1.0390 DOES NOT mean that house values have increased 3.90%. This is an estimation tool used in order to assess the township as a whole at the statutory 33.33% of fair cash value.
THIS EQUALIZATION FACTOR DOES NOT MEAN YOUR TAX BILL WILL INCREASE BY 3.90%.
If recent sales in your subdivision and neighborhood indicate that your parcel is overvalued after the application of the 2019 equalization factor, then that is a basis for an assessment appeal. Additionally, if your property or home is over-assessed compared to other similar properties or homes in your subdivision or neighborhood, this would also be a legitimate basis for an appeal. Property owners will not be able to appeal an assessment value based solely on the 1.0390 equalization factor.
More information on the appeal process is located at: McHenry County Assessments Website
Parcel and Sales Search***
You need any combination of the items below:
- a Property Index Number, PIN, in the following format: 12-##-###-###. (All Seneca Township PIN’s begin with 12)
- or, any part of an address, home # or Street Name, (e.g. 16506 or Garden Valley)
- and/or, Neighborhood (i.e. Subdivision)
- and/or, for Sales Searches type in a date, (all sales after that date will be displayed.)
- and/or, a Type of property (e.g.. 1.0 story, 2.0 story, split)
***The data contained on this website is public record, made available by the Freedom of Information Act and Illinois Code. Use of this site is intended for research purposes only. Any other use is strictly forbidden.
Occasionally, this data may contain errors. Information gathered from this website cannot be used as a basis for argument until it has been verified as accurate by the Assessor’s Office.*** By clicking the I Agree button below, you acknowledge that you understand and accept the above statement.
Seneca Township Sales Between 01/01/2018 thru present
McHenry County GIS
Click on the following link to see your Parcel via the McHenry County Aerial maps:
You can use the Layers Tools to view Parcel Dimensions, Farm Land Assessments or any other helpful layers. The Basemaps can be used to see the Aerial of the PIN you are researching.
The 2013 Aerial of our Township building with the Farm Assessment and Parcel Text Layers ON is shown above.
McHenry County Assessment Link
Visit the following link for much more on Assessments in the McHenry County:
If you have any additional comments, questions, or require a field review to correct any erroneous information, please contact the office at:
16506 Garden Valley Rd.
Woodstock, IL 60098
Phone (815) 923-5922