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Field Descriptions:
Billing Name: The name to whom property tax bills are mailed. This name is not necessarily the "owner of record". Please contact the Rock Island County Recorder's Office to obtain the "owner of record".
Township: Rock Island County is a township form of government consisting of 18 townships. Most property is locally assessed by township assessors. The work of township and multi-township assessors is subject to supervision and revision by the chief county assessment officer. The chief county assessment officer is appointed by the county board. The chief county assessment officer must have a minimum of two years of relevant experience, pass a qualifying examination, and possess a professional appraisal designation.
Parcel: When used with the two-digit number representing the Township, the parcel number is used to identify the property.
Taxpayer Number: When used with the two-digit number representing the Township, the taxpayer number is used to identify the property.
PIN Number:

Also known as the "Property Index Numbering System", the permanent parcel numbering system is simply a description, by numerical reference, to land parcels on assessment maps. Any parcel of property can be located by its respective Permanent Parcel Number. The connection between the maps and the individual property records requires that permanent numbers be assigned to all survey townships, sections, blocks, lots and tracts where taxable or exempt. The various parts of the property index number combine to form a ten-digit property identification number.

The component parts are always listed in the same sequence: The first two digits represent the Survey Township or Area; the third and fourth digits represent the section or sub area; the digits in the fifth through the seventh position represent the block number and the last three digits represent the lot or parcel number. (In city, village, or subdivided areas where blocks are divided into lots, each lot or parcel is given a three digit number starting with 001 in the northwest corner of the block. The remaining lots in the block are numbered successively in an easterly direction for blocks with the long axis east and west, and are numbered in a southerly direction for blocks with the long axis north and south)

Tax Code: When used with the two-digit number representing the Township, the tax code is used to identify the taxing districts for that property.
Property Address: The physical address assigned to the property location (including City, State and Zip). If the parcel is "land only", it may not have a property address.
Billing Address: The address (including City, State and Zip) to which all correspondence is sent for this property.
Property Class: Valid values are:C = Commercial; F = Farm; I - Industrial; Q = Rural, Non-Farmland; and R = Residential
Legal Description:

The property description reflected in recorded deeds. In many cases, this is in an abbreviated format. To obtain the full, unabbreviated legal description, please contact the Rock Island County Recorder's Office  

General Homestead Exemption: When "Y" - Owner occupies the residence, making them eligible to receive and have applied for this exemption. (Also known as the Owner Occupied Exemption)
Senior Homestead Exemption: When "Y" - Owner occupies the residence, and their age makes them eligible to receive and have applied for this exemption.
Senior Freeze Homestead Exemption: When "Y" - Owner occupies the residence, and their age and income makes them eligible to receive and have applied for this exemption.
Home Improvement Exemption: When "Y" - Owner has made improvements to their property which qualifies for this exemption. The Home Improvement Exemption does not require an application from the property owner, it is determined and applied by the township assessor.
Disabled Persons Homestead Exemption: When "Y" - Owner and qualified disabled person occupies the residence, making them eligible to receive and have applied for this exemption.
Disabled Veterans Homestead Exemption: When "Y" - Owner and qualified disabled veteran occupies the residence, making them eligible to receive and have applied for this exemption.
Returning Veterans Homestead Exemption: When "Y" - Owner and qualified returning veteran occupies the residence, making them eligible to receive and have applied for this exemption.
Farm Land Flag: When "Y" - Property is being farmed.
Exempt Flag: When "Y" - Property is eligible for and has filed for an exemption from property taxes. This would include non-profit organizations, government offices, etc.,
Current Valuation Fields: Are considered to be a work in progress for the 2018 assessment year, pending finalization by the Board of Review.
Previous Valuation Fields: Represents the 2017 Final Assessments and indicates one-third of the approximate "Fair Market Value".
Sale Month/Year: Represents the month and the year of the most current sale of the property.
Amount: Represents the dollar amount of the most current sale.
Building Type: The type or style of the building.
Year Built: The approximate year that the home or improvement was built.
Garage Square Feet: The approximate square footage of the garage building area.
Building Square Feet: The approximate gross total square footage of the building area.
Approx. Lot Square Footage: The approximate gross total square footage of the lot.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

How can I get more detailed information about a property?
To obtain more detailed assessment/property information, you will need to contact the Township Assessor's Office.

For information regarding Property Taxes, you will need to contact the Rock Island County Treasurer's Office at (309) 558-3510.

For information regarding sold taxes, you will need to contact the Rock Island County Clerk's Office at (309) 558-3572.
How often is the assessment information updated for the website?
The information used to display the search results is updated every 24 hours.
How is the assessed value of my property determined?
Except for farmland and other preferentially-assessed property, property is assessed at 33 1/3 percent of its market value.
How can I find out the "Fair Market Value" for a property?
Locate the property in our database, using our "Online Assessment Search" application. Locate the Total Previous Valuation for the property and divide that figure by .3333 to give you an approximate "Fair Market Value".


Helpful Suggestions:
  • When using the "Search by Property Address and Zip Code" search, an entry of 123 in the address box with a zip code of 61201 would return a list of properties in Rock Island, Illinois that begin with "123". Note: Best results are usually obtained when entering just the house number and the zip code.
  • Not all parcels will have a property address. If you are using the property address and no records are found, it may be that the parcel is "land only". In that case, please search by "Township-Parcel".


Things you should know:
  • If the information provided on our "Help Link" page does not help you locate the property that interests you, please contact the Chief County Assessment Office at (309) 558-3660 for assistance.
  • If your search results return an error other than "No Records Found", please click here Click to send e-mail to contact the Rock Island County Web Administrator.

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Larry A. Wilson - Chief County Assessor Click to send e-mail 
Rock Island County Office Building (map ExternalLink.gif)
Second Floor - 1504 Third Avenue, Rock Island IL, 61201-8624

Phone: (309) 558-3660     Fax: (309) 558-3658     Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM - Monday thru Friday