Township Assessor Elections

February 16, 2024

It’s hard to believe that four years have passed and we’re rapidly approaching the township and multi-township assessor (MTAD) election cycle.
As part of the once-per-decade census redistricting, there will be many new multi-townships that will take effect January 1, 2026, at the start of the next township and MTAD assessor term. The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) recently posted both the new MTADs and the certified educational requirements that must be met for any township or MTAD assessor candidate to be eligible to run for office.  These requirements can be found on IDOR’s website here.

As township and MTAD assessors are preparing to run for office, a Certificate of Educational Qualification must be applied for and obtained from IDOR. Candidates must file this certificate with their nomination papers or when they participate in a caucus. Candidates must apply for the certificate no later than 30 days prior to filing their election paperwork with their local election authority. Note that these are not required to be requested by February 1 or April 1, as there has been some confusion about when this certificate must be requested. This is required whether the assessor is elected, appointed, or contracted. To apply for the Certificate, complete Form PTAX-1176, Certification Application for elected, appointed, or contracted Assessors.

Please feel free to reach out to our office at Rev.PropTaxEd@illinois.gov if you have questions about assessor qualifications.

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