Hampton Township Assessor

A message from your Assessor

Welcome to the Hampton Township Assessor’s website. Our goal is to provide the residents of Hampton Township with accurate, efficient, and timely assessments of property valuation. We hope the information within this website will achieve our goal. Please take a moment and explore all of the information on our site. If you need additional information, my staff and I are available for assistance.

I take great pride in ensuring that all real property in Hampton Township is treated fairly and equitably and within the guidelines set within the Illinois Property Tax Code.

The office of the Assessor is the only elected position that has statutory, pre-election requirements. In larger jurisdictions, such as Hampton Township, candidates must obtain the Certified Illinois Assessing Officer designation from the Illinois Property Institute. In smaller jurisdictions, a basic course of instruction approved by the Illinois Department of Revenue is required. Incumbent elected assessors must complete continuing education requirements before they can run for re-election.

The township assessor is more appropriately an appraiser. The assessor’s responsibilities include the mass appraisal of all taxable property within the township.

Mass appraisal requires the assessor to perform three fundamental yet vital duties:

·         Discover, list and value all new construction within the jurisdiction.

·         Ensure that existing property is valued at the appropriate statutory level of assessment of the market value.

·         Assure that similar property is valued in a uniform manner.

In order to fulfill these duties, assessors must annually determine what properties are being altered and visit each to collect data for use in determining market value of new construction. The assessor also must analyze recent sales and perform sales rations studies to determine which areas require reassessment and must also analyze the fairness of assessments. The assessor reports changes to the county officials and also establishes homestead exemptions and responds to complaints about assessments.

Assessors must determine the market value of all taxable property, which is then assessed at 33 1/3% of that value.

Township assessor use the same principles, techniques and methods as those applied by fee appraisers.

The purpose of the assessment is to apportion the tax burden as created by taxing districts: schools, municipalities, park districts, counties and townships. Assessors do not levy, collect or distribute tax revenues.

The assessor funds the office by submitting a detailed budget for approval by the township board. Once the budget is approved by the board, the assessor may use the money for the day-to-day operation of the office.

Office Information

  • 209 19th Street, East Moline, IL 61244
    Phone: (309) 755-8141
    Fax: (309) 755-9048
    Monday – Friday, 9 am to Noon, 1 pm to 4 pm, other times by appointment

James Cramblett, CIAO

Hampton Township Assessor