Board of Review

Members: Charles Braasch, Chairman, Jim Ping, John Taylor

The Board of Review meets on the 4th Floor of the County Building, Suite 400, on days designated by agenda.


Acting as an unbiased intermediary between assessors and taxpayers, the Board of Review undertakes an important role in striving for equitable and fair property assessments in Effingham County through the assessment appeal process.

The Effingham County Board of Review hears testimony on written appeals on any real estate parcel that is claimed to be over-assessed or under-assessed. The Board reviews the assessment and either deems it to be just or corrects it as necessary.
• Acts on omitted assessments from prior tax years.
• Makes recommendations to the Illinois Department of Revenue on applications for property tax exemptions.
• Approves homestead exemptions for owner occupied properties.
• Assessment appeal hearings are completed in early February.
• Board of Review members are appointed by the County Board as prescribed in state statute. The Board of Review can utilize additional, qualified hearing officers, to assist with completing tax assessment hearings. All appointed hearing officers have experience in real estate and have passed a qualifying exam given by the Department of Revenue.

An appeal to affect the assessment for the current tax year shall be filed within 30 calendar days after the date of publication of the assessment changes for the township.

Please contact the Supervisor of Assessments Office at 217-342-6711 or by email at to obtain parcel specific appeal forms.

Please Note: These values are prior to any Board of Review action and State Multiplier.

2023 Assessment Publications and Appeal Filing Deadlines                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Board of Review
Publication Newspaper                     Publication Dates                   Appeal Deadlines

Beecher City Journal                          February 26, 2024                  March 27, 2024 
Banner, Liberty and Moccasin             (Notices Mailed 2/23/2024)

Altamont News Banner                     February 29, 2024                  March 30, 2024
Jackson, Mound and West                   (Notices Mailed 2/28/2024)

Effingham Daily News                        March 8, 2024                          April 7th, 2024
Bishop and Lucas                                 (Notices Mailed 3/07/2024)
St. Francis and Teutopolis
Union and Watson

Assessment Publication Lists can be viewed on Supervisor of Assessments Webpage.

Please review the Board of Review Rules and Filing Information carefully prior to submitting an appeal.

2023 Board of Review Rules & Filing Information

All first-time applications must be submitted in person in the Supervisor of Assessments Office.

Annual Renewal Forms will be mailed at the first of each tax year.


Senior Homestead and Assessment Freeze Exemption Application (Must be applied for in office)

Senior Homestead and Assessment Freeze Exemption Renewal (Request from Office)

Annual Lease Agreement Application

Annual Lease Agreement Renewal

Home Improvement

PTAX-341 Returning Veteran

PTAX-342 Disabled Veteran Application

PTAX-342-R Disabled Veteran Renewal

PTAX-343 Disabled Person Application

PTAX-343-A Physician’s Statement

PTAX-343-R Disabled Person Renewal


PTAX-300 Non-Homestead Property Tax Exemption Application

PTAX-300-R Religious Property Tax Exemption Application

PTAX-334 Open Space Purposes Assessment Application

PTAX-762 Model Home Assessment Application

PTAX-763 Veterans Organization Assessment Freeze

PTAX-764 Fraternal Organization Assessment Freeze for IRC 501(c)(10)-Masonic Lodges

PTAX-765 Fraternal Organization Assessment Freeze for IRC 501(c)(8)- Fraternal Lodges