Our Services

Department staff are committed to serving the people of Ela Township fairly and equitably. We want you to know that customer service is our top priority. Some of the services that our office can provide or help you with are:

  • Assist in filing the Senior Homestead Exemption
    • Lake County Residents who receive the Senior Homestead Exemption DO NOT need to reapply each year
  • Assist in filing the Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze – must be applied for EVERY year
  • Exemptions:  
    • Homeowner’s
    • Disabled Person’s/Disabled Veterans
    • Home Improvement Exemption
  • Provide information requested for Assessment Appeals
  • Adjust assessments due to factual errors
  • Address change (click here for form)
  • Names and address supplied for properties applying for variances
  • Free notary service
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