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To protect yourself and property, please sign this petition notifying the Roscoe Township Assessor NOT TO TRESPASS on your property. Read why this is so important.

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If you’re not a Concerned Roscoe Township Property Tax Payer you should be! Please sign this petition in support.

I am writing you this as a service to the public from what I have learned the hard way. It is worth the read to educate yourself and signature to protect yourself.

Did you know the Roscoe Township Assessor has an “Implied Power of Entry” to enter your property for Assessing purposes unless you clearly post “No Trespassing per (720 ILCS 5/21-3)” and or simply issue a written notice of No Trespass Order by completing the attached petition.  The township posts No Trespassing on its property, you should too!  If the Township Assessor is not allowed on your property, they are obligated by oath to provide the most accurate fair assessment from the street view and or easement’s and with this no trespass order may no longer physically enter your property.

 Further Note: An Assessor or any other person does not have authority to remain on private land after being asked to leave by the owner or lawful occupant.

  

  1. First, it is their practice to enter your property without any notice or invitation or even trying to schedule a property visit. While they are on your property, you are liable for anything that may happen to these uninvited people. They have no conern for your privacy or liability. For example, as in my case, if your dog bites them. The township insurer will go after you and your insurance for expenses. Beyond this, as in my case, they may contact a Personal Injury Lawyer and file a personal injury suit against you and or your insurance company for as much as they can get. If they trip or fall, the same applies.

  2. Second, don’t kid yourself, the most likely primary purpose of an assessors site visit is to determine if they can add assessment value to your property.  They are looking for proof of improvements made and will likely increase the assessment and thus taxation.  If you want, you can choose to believe the assessor will come to your property try to lower your assessment.

  3. Finally, Never let them inside your home. Again, the visit intent is to document improvements to justify higher assessments. And remember you’re liable if they trip or fall... A simple denial of entry is all you need but if you have not advised them not to trespass, they have known to and will look in your windows.

 

 



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