R. Chris Ditton, CIAO
Avon Township Assessor

 

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The Avon Township Assessor is your liaison to The Chief County Assessment Office. The Office of the Assessor provides professional help on your real estate assessments and exemptions that are available for homeowners in Lake County.

As the Avon Township Assessor I am required by law to uniformly assess properties at a median level of 33 1/3% (one third) of market value. The Assessor does not levy (assess) a tax, but rather determines the market value of all property within the township.

Equitable assessments ensure a fair distribution of the property tax burden among all property owners. Local property taxes pay for such items as village and county services, schools, libraries, park districts, roads, fire and police protection.

The Assessor's Office maintains a file for every property located within the township. This file includes information about the lot, drawings and photos if the property is improved, and descriptions of the improvements. When buildings are constructed, the assessor's staff gathers information from blueprints and through field inspections of each property. Changes to properties are monitored through building permits, sales listing information, and neighborhood reviews.

The Assessor's property files are a valuable resource to appraisers, realtors and to homeowners who want to compare their properties to similar properties to verify assessment uniformity.

Assessments must be equalized to a median level of (33 1/3%) on an annual basis, and a General Reassessment is required every four years to maintain or increase assessment uniformity in each neighborhood. Assessments increase or decrease within a neighborhood based on the three prior years' sales. If necessary, assessment changes are made within a neighborhood based on style, location, or other criteria.

My staff and I will assist homeowners in applying for Exemptions for which they are eligible. We are committed to serving the people of Avon Township fairly and equitably and we are looking forward to helping you.

All our Assessment information is available on The Lake County Website.

Services provided are:


  • Homeowners Exemption (monitor and grant for owner occupied residential properties)
  • Assist in filing Senior Homestead Exemptions
  • Assist in filing Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemptions
  • Home-Improvement Exemptions (monitor qualifying properties for $75,000 full market value or $25,000 assessment reduction)
  • Distributes literature concerning assessment and tax bill process
  • Provides information requested for Assessment Appeals
  • Assist in filing Agricultural Valuation
  • Cross-reference of permanent real estate number and address in Lake County
  • Free notary public for Avon Township Residents
  • Attend both County and State level hearings for properties within Avon Township
  • Adjust assessments for factual errors in description such as the wrong square footage, number of bathroom plumbing fixtures, etc.

Office address:
427 E Washington Street
Round Lake Park, IL 60073

847-546-1446 x2 Phone
847-546-5051 Fax