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Welcome To The 

MOULTRIE COUNTY ASSESSMENT OFFICE

Chief County Assessment Officer

Lori Barringer
Chief County Assessment Officer
(Also Known As Supervisor of Assessment)

Moultrie County Courthouse
10 S. Main St., Suite 8
Sullivan, IL 61951
Location: 2nd Floor of the Moultrie County Courthouse
Phone: 217-728-4951     Fax: 217-728-9311

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 PM
Except Legal Holidays

Staff Members

Chief Deputy Picture   Deputy
Alicia Woolridge Morgason   Wendy Buxton
Chief Deputy   Deputy
alicia.morgason@moultriecountyil.gov   wendy.buxton@moultriecountyil.gov


                                                         

Deputy
Sarina VanMeter
Deputy
sarina.vanmeter@moultriecountyil.gov


CCAO IS APPOINTED:

In Moultrie County, the Chief County Assessment Officer is appointed by the Chairman of the Moultrie County Board with the advice and consent of that Board. Appointment is for a 4-year term of office. To be eligible for appointment, the candidate must meet the education and experience qualifications outlined in the Illinois Property Tax Code, including passing an examination conducted by the Illinois Department of Revenue to determine competency. Lori Barringer was first appointed as the Chief County Assessment Officer on December 16, 2016.  Her second term began December 1, 2020 to November 30, 2024.

OUR MISSION:
To administer an accurate, fair, uniform, and timely assessment of all real property in Moultrie County for the purpose of real property taxation in accordance with and as mandated by the Illinois Property Tax Code and related administrative codes and guidelines.

SCOPE OF WORK (AS ASSESSMENT YEAR 2023/PAYABLE 2024):

Number of Parcels: 11,272
Equalized Assessed Value: $456,283,693

 


MAJOR DUTIES INCLUDE (but not limited to):

  • Assist taxpayers with inquiries and concerns
  • Maintain an up-to-date property records system
  • Provide information and assistance to Township Assessors
  • Collect and analyze sales data
  • Perform Sales Ratio Studies
  • Provide taxpayers with proper notification of assessments
  • As required by the Illinois Property Tax Code, act as the equalization authority for the County, examining the assessments in the County and equalizing the assessments by increasing or reducing assessments in the County or any area therein, so that the assessments will be at 33-1/3% of fair cash value
  • Administer Property Tax Exemption Programs
  • Serve as Clerk to the Moultrie County Board of Review
  • Serve as Chairman of the Moultrie County Farmland Assessment Review Committee

EXPLANATION OF EQUALIZATION FACTORS
Equalization is the application of a uniform percentage increase or decrease to assessed values of various areas or classes of property to bring assessments on average, to the statutory level of assessment of 33 1/3%.  Based on the previous 3-year sales (2021, 2022 & 2023) and assessed values (for those same years) Moultrie County was under-assessing all property in all townships based on how property was being bought & sold in an open market, therefore an equalization factor of 1.0198 was applied to increase the assessed values to an average of 33 1/3% of the Fair Market Value.  If the CCAO would not have applied this factor, then the state would have applied a factor.Both local assessment officials and the Illinois Department of Revenue are responsible for equalizing assessment levels.

The Illinois Department of Revenue Publication 136  gives a detailed overview of the property assessment and equalization process.

Contact the Moultrie County Chief County Assessment Officer, Lori Barringer, at 217-728-4951 if you have any questions.