Bureau County, Illinois Tax Assessors' Office
700 South Main Street
Princeton, Illinois 61356
Where is the Bureau County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Bureau County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Bureau County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Bureau County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Bureau County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Bureau County Assessor's Office at (815) 875 6478 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Bureau County Facts:
The median home value in Bureau County is between $98,122.00 and $105,878.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Bureau County?
You can try contacting the Bureau County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Bureau County is located in the County Courthouse in Princeton, which is where the Bureau County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Bureau County with the contact info listed below.
Bureau County Phone Number
Bureau County County Courthouse Address
700 S Main St
Princeton, IL 61356-2037
Useful Bureau County Links:
- Bureau County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Bureau County Government Homepage
- Bureau County Tax Records