You receive your assessment notice from Lake County, typically in the late summer to early fall. From the day that it is mailed, you have thirty days to file an appeal based on the assessed value of your property. When you receive your notice, please look it over carefully for exemptions you are entitled to and verify that the features and square footage of your property are accurate.
Our How to Appeal page has information on how to review and appeal your assessment. Staff is available to assist with scanning documents. Ela Township will review all appeals and reach out with an offer to reduce the assessment if warranted. Note: AN ASSESSMENT APPEAL DOES NOT ADDRESS THE AMOUNT OF THE PROPERTY TAX BILL.