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Secretary of State Rules of the Road, May 2

OAD CLASS, MAY 2 EDIT The State of Illinois will again be holding a Rules of the Road Class at Fremont Township on May 2 from 9 am til 11 am.…
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Document Shredding Event-May 13 8:30 am til 11:30 am

We have scheduled a document paper shredding event for Saturday, May 13 from 8:30 am til 11:30 am at the Fremont Administration Building. Enter through the highway department at 22376 Erhart…
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Ride Lake County Pace Bus Service Expanded to Include all of Lake County. Register at 1-800-201-6446

REGISTER FOR THE NEW RIDE LAKE COUNTY EXPANDED SERVICE BY CALLING THE PACE CALL CENTER AT 1-800-201-6446 On May 1, 2022, Ride Lake County, a countywide, borderless paratransit service with…
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Assessor FAQs

The Assessor uses three years of sales preceding the assessment date to estimate market value. The assessment date is January 1 of the current year. No projected future value of the property is predicted nor does it figure into the analysis. It is not possible to appraise all the property in the township using the current year sales data as it would delay the entire tax cycle process.

There are four different types of exemptions that either reduce or defer an increase in the equalized value of your property. The net effect of these exemptions is to lower the assessed valuation to which the tax rate is then applied. The qualifications and application procedures vary for each program. However, you must own the property and it must be your primary residence to qualify for any of these exemptions.

  • GENERAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION
  • HOMESTEAD IMPROVEMENT EXEMPTION
  • SENIOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION
  • SENIOR CITIZENS ASSESSMENT FREEZE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION

Other exemptions available through the Chief County Assessment Office include:

Contrary to popular belief, your assessment does not determine your taxes. The main purpose of assessing property is to fairly distribute the tax burden according to your property’s value. Generally, tax bills go up or down as a result of spending changes by taxing bodies. So, if government spending and levy requests remain consistent, most of us will see no change in our tax bills.