Robert Elliott
Robert Elliott
Assessor
Office Hours: Mon-Fri (8:00am - 3:00pm)
Phone: (815)562-6862
Fax: (815)562-9625

The role of the Assessor is comparable to an appraiser. An assessor assesses (puts a value on) property for tax purposes.

As an Assessor, there are three fundamental yet vital duties to perform: 1. Discover, list and value all new construction within the township. 2. Ensure that existing property is valued at the appropriate statutory level of market value. 3. Assure that similar property is valued in a uniform manner.

When the assessor has determined the fair market value of a property, the property is then assessed at 1/3 or 33 1/3 percent of the market value.

The purpose of the assessment is to apportion the tax burden created by taxing districts such as: schools, municipalities, park districts, county and townships.

ASSESSORS DO NOT LEVY, COLLECT OR DISTRIBUTE TAX REVENUES.