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Assessor Office
1155 East IL-22
Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Our Office is now Open

The Ela Township Assessor’s Office has re-opened to the public at limited capacity. We will be staffed during normal business hours to assist residents regarding assessment, real estate tax and exemption questions. We can handle most concerns quickly via a call or email. Thank you for your patience as we make adjustments to our offices new way of doing business.

From the Assessor

I’m excited to offer the information on this website as a way to help educate and share information with you. It is my hope that this website, in conjunction with our new Facebook and Twitter accounts, will help keep you connected to our office. I want you to know that we 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.

A big goal of mine is to reach out into the community and help educate you, the taxpayer. We are offering various outreach sessions, forums, and speaking engagements through various organizations to help me reach this goal.  I’ve always felt that an educated taxpayer is extremely important as the assessment process can be quite complex.

Automatic Renewal of 2020 Exemptions

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the State has enacted legislation to automatically renew exemptions for tax year 2020. The automatic renewals will be granted for the Senior Assessment Freeze, Disabled Persons, and Disabled Veterans exemptions.

If a taxpayer had any of the exemptions in place for tax year 2019, then the exemption will automatically be granted for tax year 2020. Taxpayers do not need to renew or file for this year. If a taxpayer has already submitted an application or renewal for 2020, no further action is required.

The only instance where an application must be made is for first time applicants or if there has been a change in the Disabled Veterans disability rating.

This legislation was supported by the Lake County Township Assessor’s Association to protect the most vulnerable population from the spread of Covid-19. Lake County will be mailing notices to those taxpayers who are impacted.

Please contact our office should if you have questions

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.

Ela Tax Rates with Extensions 2016

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