Supervisor of Assessments

About Us

Primary Duties of the Chief County Assessment Officer (CCAO) or Supervisor of Assessments is the county appraiser. The assessor is responsible for assessing the value of all real property within their jurisdiction for the purpose of real estate taxation. The assessment process plays an important role in local government. Equitable assessments assure property owners that they are paying their fair share of the costs of operating schools, providing and fire protection, road construction and maintenance, and other basic public services. The assessor is concerned with value, not taxes. The assessor does not collect taxes, calculate taxes or determine the tax rate.

Local Resources

Fike & Fike/Massac County will take you directly to our online website where you can find and print exemption forms, information on a parcel and tax bills. Fike and Fike can also be found on the GIS HUB link.

Bruce Harris & Associates/Massac County will take you directly to an aerial view of your property

Massac County GIS HUB Some of the information you can find on the link provided:


ArcGis HUB Resource

  • Massac Co. Property search/Parcel Information
  • Fike and Fike Property Tax lookup link


  • Tax Payer Concern Form
  • Building permits
  • FOIA request for Public Records
  • Exemptions forms
  • Board of Review Rules & Procedures & Complaint forms
  • Additional Farmland Assessment Information
  • County Assessment Statistics
  • Assessment Publications information
  • Inside the Courthouse: Office and Department
  • Drainage District


Supervisor of Assessments — Gary Hamm
Chief Deputy Clerk — Chesley Ablett
GIS Clerk — Allie Davis
Deputy Clerk — Zoie Pearcy


Monday – Friday:
8:00 AM – 4:00PM


1 Superman Square
Rm. 1A
Metropolis, IL 62960

Contact Information

What is GIS?

A geographic information system (GIS) is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS integrates many types of data. It analyzes spatial location and organizes layers of information into visualizations using maps and 3D scenes. ​With this unique capability, GIS reveals deeper insights into data, such as patterns, relationships, and situations—helping users make smarter decisions.


Board of Review


Complaints must be filed after Board of Review opens for current year but no later than 30 days after Supervisor of Assessments publishes list of assessment changes in local newspaper.

Board will make tentative decision on each complaint and notify property owner by mail.

Property owner has 10 days after receiving tentative decision to schedule a hearing with Board of Review. If property owner agrees with Board of Review tentative decision, no hearing is necessary. The tentative decision will become the final assessment. (Subject to equalization)

If hearing is requested, the property owner will be given a date and time to appear before the Board of Review. A final notice will be sent to the property owner.

If the property owner disagrees with the assessment on the final notice, they have 30 days to file an appeal with the Property Tax Appeal Board. Those appeals are available in the Supervisor of Assessments Office. The property owner files the appeal directly with the Property Tax Appeal Board.

The assessed value on the final notice (subject to equalization) will be the assessed value for the year of the complaint until such time a decision is rendered by the Property Tax Appeal Board.


Owner Occupied Exemptions

  • Must be primary residents
  • Can not receive Owner Occupied Exemptions on multiple property’s

Disability Exemptions

  • To qualify for the Homestead Exemption for Persons with Disabilities (HEPD), proof of a disability is required. The acceptable proof of disability is listed on the back of this Form. If you are unable to provide any of these as proof of your disability, you and an Illinois licensed physician must complete Form PTAX-343-A.

Veterans Disability

To qualify for the SHEVD, the veteran must:

  • be an Illinois resident who served as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty or state active duty, Illinois National Guard, or U.S. Reserve Forces, and who has an honorable discharge;
  • have at least a 30 percent service-connected disability certified by
    the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs; and
  • own and occupy the property as the primary residence during all or a portion of the assessment year or lease and occupy a single
    family residence during all or a portion of the assessment year and
    be liable for the payment of the property taxes to the county

Senior Homestead Exemptions

To qualify for the senior citizens homestead exemption, you must:

  • be 65 years of age or older during the assessment year,
  • own or have a legal or equitable interest in the property on which a single-family residence is occupied as your principal residence during the assessment year, and be liable for the payment of the property taxes
  • your property is occupied by your spouse, who is 65 years of age or older, or your property remains unoccupied during the assessment year.

If you previously received a senior citizens homestead exemption and now reside in a facility licensed under the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act, Nursing Home Care Act, or ID/DD (intellectually disabled/developmentally disabled) Community Care Act of 2013, MC/DD (Medically Complex for the Developmentally Disabled) Act, or
Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act, you are still eligible to receive this exemption provided.