From the Assessor
The Ela Assessors office is excited to offer the information on this website as a way to help educate and share information with you. It is our hope that this website will help keep you connected to our office. Staff in the Assessors office are here to help you and we are your local resource, right here in Lake Zurich. We will work with you to help you understand the assessment and appeal process and will assist you with exemptions.
Our main goal is to reach out into the community and help educate you, the taxpayer. We often offer various outreach sessions, forums, and speaking engagements through various organizations to help achieve this goal. An educated taxpayer is extremely important as the assessment process can be quite complex.
What is an Assessment?
An assessment involves identifying the real property within a jurisdiction, listing it, appraising it and placing a value for it on the tax rolls. This value is known as the assessment and is the basis for determining what portion of the total tax burden each property owner will bear. In Illinois, the statutory assessment level is normally one-third of the market value of a property.
This is a great time to verify the information we have on your property. You can stop by our office or visit Lake County’s website.
Verify your Information
You are likely to see township staff in your neighborhood reviewing properties. We are checking property characteristics of individual parcels, along with understanding the unique details of each area of the township.