Blackberry Twp. offers taxpayer workshop

Beginning in February, Blackberry Township Assessor Uwe Rotter will hold monthly taxpayer workshops every fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Blackberry Township building, 43W390 Main Street Road, Elburn, through 2009.

At these meetings, taxpayers will learn about the property tax cycle, how assessments are developed and the appeal process. They will have the opportunity to address specific questions concerning their property and ask any other property tax-related questions.

Many Blackberry Township residents took advantage of the Revised Assessment process with their assessor. About 570 Blackberry taxpayers contacted the office within the 30-day period after the assessments were posted in the local newspaper for the 2008 tax year.

“We need to start early and educate larger groups,” said Rotter. “This will allow us to focus on individual property assessment concerns when time is critical for all Blackberry taxpayers.”

The number of requests is expected to increase for the 2009 property tax year. Rotter envisions bringing his presentation to libraries or community centers to reach more Blackberry Township taxpayers.

For more information, contact Uwe Rotter at (630) 365-6580.