Upcoming Events

  1. Board Meeting

    November 8 @ 6:30 pm
  2. Office Closed for Veteran’s Day

    November 11
  3. Office Closed for Thanksgiving

    November 25
  4. Office Closed

    November 26
  5. Board Meeting

    December 13 @ 6:30 pm
  6. Office Closed

    December 23

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Recent News Releases

Leaf Vacuum Service Starts October 18

Groot Leaf Vac Service – unincorporated Fremont Township residents with Groot as their waste hauler. I met with Groot representatives regarding the leaf vacuum program that will start the week of October 18. Groot is asking that you have your leaves out each Monday by 6 am from October 18 until November 22.  Last year…
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Recycle-O-Rama on Saturday, September 18

Our annual Recycle-O-Rama is on Saturday, September 18 from 9 am til noon. We will be accepting household electronics (phones, computers, tv’s holiday lights. See the list of accepted electronic items at www.swalco.org. Also accepted are stuffed animals, clothing, belts, scarves, hats, purses and duffle bags, bed and table linens and towels, eyeglasses, hearing aids,…
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Passport Event Cancelled

Lake County has notified us they would like to postpone the passport event due to Covid. Because of the transmission numbers, they feel large in person public gatherings are not in the best interest of their staff or the public. Vernon Township does have appointment times about a week out. Please call them at 847…
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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.