The Assessor's Office
The Assessor's Office has the statutory authority to assess real property, change assessors assessments if necessary, and equalize assessments. The office maintains current property ownership, legal descriptions, and homestead and non-homestead exemptions as well as publishing assessment changes made by the Township Assessors. It schedules hearings for the Board of Review, notifies property owners of the Board's decisions on property under appeal, and publishes assessment changes made by the Board of Review.
Types and Categories of Records
Assessor books, real estate transfer declarations, homestead and non-homestead exemption applications, cadastral maps of Whiteside County, Board of Review assessment appeals and actions upon them, Certificates of Error, and the Board of Review's actions on their own motion.
The Supervisor of Assessments Office consists of the Supervisor of Assessments, a Chief Deputy, a Deputy Clerk, a Map Technician, and a GIS Coordinator.