Assessor R. Chris Ditton

Chris-Ditton
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Chris Ditton – Avon Township Assessor
427 E. Washington St.
Round Lake Park, IL 60073
Phone: 847-546-1446/847-546-2146 | Email: CDitton@lakecountyil.gov

As the Avon Township Assessor, I am responsible for assessing real property in Avon Township uniformly according to value. My office is responsible for assessing over 25,000 parcels of property, including residential, farm, and commercial property. I am proud that my office has the lowest cost to taxpayers, of any full-time office, to assess property per parcel in all of Lake County. In addition to property assessments, we handle other issues relating to real property in Avon Township, such as processing property tax freezes for seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities.

I have extensive real estate experience, having practiced as a real estate attorney in this area of Lake County for the past 20 years. I have served the community as a firefighter/paramedic for the Grayslake Fire Protection District, as well as being elected to serve as a Trustee for Avon Township in the 2009 consolidated election. I became an Avon Township Trustee in May of 2009 and subsequently I earned my Certified Illinois Assessing Official certification in 2011 and was appointed to fill out the remaining term of Bryce Carus. I ran for re-election in 2013 and was elected to a new four- year term as Assessor, which began on January 1, 2014.

My wife and I have lived in Avon Township for over 20 years and have raised our two children in this vibrant Township.

If you have any questions concerning your property’s assessed value, please call me at 847-546-2146, stop in the office during open hours, or email me at cditton@lakecountyil.gov. I am always available to assist a property owner of Avon Township.

The township assessor is responsible for assessing (placing a value) on all property for tax purposes, appraising it at its fair market value.