David HendrickxMoline Township Assessor

David R. Hendrickx – C.I.A.O.
620 18th Street
Moline, IL 61265

(309)764-3559
(309)764-3568
assessor@molinetownship.com
Mon-Fri: 9:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 4:00pm

 

Senior Assessment Freeze renewal applications will be mailed from Rock Island County on January 21st, 2020.  Make sure that you bring your 2019 Federal Income Tax Return or ALL of your 2019 1099’s if you no longer have to file a federal income tax return with you to renew/apply for the Assessment Freeze exemption.  Remember that your total household income must be less than $65,000 in order to qualify for this exemption.  The application must also be notarized by a Notary Public.  If you live in Moline Township you can renew or apply here in our office or at the Supervisor of Assessments office in the Rock Island County building.

The deadline for filing the exemption is July 1st, 2020.

 

Property Information

Click on the appropreiate button below to do a property search on a property located in Moline Township, as well as view all the Plat Maps, and view a GIS map of the entire township.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions
What does the Assessor do?
The Assessor is an elected government official who determines value on all real property within the township.  That value is then converted into an assessment which is then used by the county as just one of the many pieces used in the figuring of each person’s tax bill.
How do you value a property?
The actual value of real property is determined by actions in the marketplace; the buying and selling of property by the public.  Tracking values is the function of the Assessor, the Supervisor of Assessments and the Board of Review.  These entities are thereby charged with equity among assessments.  The Supervisor of Assessments and the Board of Review may use multipliers to achieve equity among townships within a county and/or to bring assessments to the State-mandated 33.33% of market value, county-wide.  Sales are tracked by the State through Real Estate Transfer Declarations and the sale prices are compared to assessed values of those properties sold to produce sales ratio studies, which indicate the level of assessments in townships and counties.  If the level is above or below 33.33% of value, the State may impose a multiplier to bring county levels to 33.33%.  The Supervisor of Assessments or the Board of Review may use township multipliers to adjust township value levels within the county to 33.33%.  The Assessor, the Supervisor of Assessments and the Board of Review in this function do not TAX.  They evaluate by tracking the market and adjust these valuations for equity by the application of multipliers.  Multipliers are related to value adjustments, not to TAXES.
Where do my tax dollars go?
Taxes are the result of the demand for money by the taxing bodies.  The taxing bodies are listed on the tax bill along with their portions of the tax rate.  These include counties, cities, schools, airports, townships, and others.  Their requirements for money to operate translate to tax rates, the total of which, when applied to the effective property assessment, determines the tax bill.  To see what percentage each taxing body gets, you can visit our Property Tax Distribution page.

In summary, rising taxes are the result of rising demands for money, not the result of rising property values.  In a given year, when values increase, tax rates would decrease to generate the same tax dollars as the prior year. In a given year, when property values decrease, tax rates would increase to generate the same tax amount as the prior year.  Except for that part of the township or county levy, which is needed to cover office budgets, assessment bodies do not TAX.  Rather, they evaluate property according to the action of the market.  It is not the local Assessor who decides the tax liability, as commonly believed.

What is the Owner Occupied (General Homestead) Exemption?
This annual exemption is available for “residential property that is occupied by its owner or owners as his or their principal dwelling place, or that is a leasehold interest on which a single family residence is situated, which is occupied as a residence by a person who has an ownership interest therein, legal or equitable or as a lessee, and on which the person is liable for the payment of property taxes.” – Illinois Department of Revenue
What is the Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption?
This annual exemption is available for property that is occupied as a residence by a person 65 years of age or older who is liable for paying real estate taxes on the property and is an owner of record of the property or has a legal or equitable interest therein as evidenced by a written instrument, except for a leasehold interest, other than a leasehold interest of land on which a single family residence is located, which is occupied as a residence by a person 65 years or older who has an ownership interest therein, legal, equitable or as a lessee, and on which he or she is liable for the payment of property taxes. – Illinois Department of Revenue
What is the Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption?

A person qualifies for this exemption if the person

  • is at least 65 years old;
  • has a total household income of $65,000 or less; and
  • meets certain other qualifications

 

This exemption “freezes” the senior citizen’s property’s equalized assessed value the year that the senior citizen qualifies for the exemption. The property’s equalized assessed value does not increase as long as qualification for the exemption continues. The tax bill may still increase if any tax rates are increased or if improvements are added that increase the value of the property.

This exemption allows senior citizens who meet the qualifications to elect to maintain the equalized assessed value (EAV) of their homes at the base year EAV and prevent any increase in that value due to inflation. The amount of the exemption benefit is determined each year based on (1) the property’s current EAV minus the frozen base year value (the property’s prior year’s EAV for which the applicant first qualifies for the exemption), and (2) the applicant’s total household maximum income limitation.  – Illinois Department of Revenue

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