200 S. Ninth, Room 210
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 535-3143 (Fax)
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST
Monday - Friday
Assessment Complaint Forms
Property Assessment & Equilization
Fire District Consolidation FAQ
Property Assessment and Tax Inquiry
Our office maintains records of ownership and legal
description for all the parcels of land in Sangamon County.
Deeds recorded in the Office of the Recorder are
transmitted electronically to our department. The
average length of time between the recording of the
deed and the change of the ownership record in our
office is 4 - 6 weeks. During the closing of the real
estate transfer, the deed is signed by the seller
authorizing the transfer of their interest in the real
estate. The deed contains a section that instructs our
office to whom and where to mail future tax bills. When
a release of mortgage is recorded, it is the property
owner's responsibility to notify our office of the new
mailing address for assessment change notification and
tax bill record.
Procedures for requesting a change of record, name, or
mailing address for tax purposes are as follows: Requests
made by telephone are not accepted. Written, faxed or
in person requests are required from the property owner
or their authorized agent. In the case of an authorized
agent conducting business on behalf of the owner, legal
written documentation such as a Power of Attorney form
or will is required as evidence of authorization.
Any request for change of name must be made in writing,
or in person, and accompanied by substantiating
documentation such as a court order, marriage license,
will and inventory, or other legal document. A request
to remove a name must be accompanied by a copy of the
To request a change of mailing address, the property owner
or their authorized agent may visit our office in person,
or send the request by mail, courier, or by fax.
Our office also maintains digital aerial map parcel records of the entire
county. Printed or digital copies of these maps are available.
Digital map page copies are saved
as a .pdf image and are available by e-mail or copy to your flash drive. Orders may be made in person
or by mail.