Ford County, Illinois Tax Assessors' Office
200 West State Street, Room 104
Paxton, Illinois 60957
Where is the Ford County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Ford County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Ford 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 Ford 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 Ford 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 Ford County Assessor's Office at (217) 379 9430 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 Ford County Facts:
The median home value in Ford County is between $86,015.00 and $95,385.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Ford County?
You can try contacting the Ford 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 Ford County is located in the County Courthouse in Paxton, which is where the Ford County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Ford County with the contact info listed below.
Ford County Phone Number
Ford County Fax Number
Ford County County Courthouse Address
200 W State Street
Paxton, IL 60957-1179
Useful Ford County Links:
- GIS Map & Parcel Search
- Ford County View by township
- Ford County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Property Tax Search Tool
- Ford County Government Homepage