Elgin Township Assessor


Welcome to the Elgin Township Assessor. We have created this as a service to Elgin Township residents. Our website provides quick and convenient access to Elgin Township assessment information when doing a Property Search.

We also provide information about the Assessment Cycle as well as information about property exemptions available to homeowners and senior citizens. I hope you find this website useful and I would appreciate any comments you may have.


Steven P. Surnicki, CIAO
Elgin Township Assessor



Responsibilities of your Elgin Township Assessor

In compliance with the statutory requirements to become Township Assessor in his jurisdiction, Steve Surnicki holds a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer designation. He has also been a licensed State of Illinois Certified Real Estate Appraiser since 1991.  Other duties of the Assessor include:

  • Discover, list and value all real property in the Township’s jurisdiction
  • Ensure that each property is at the statutory level of market value (33.33%)
  • Keep current records of each parcel (i.e. sales records, property owner names and addresses, changes to property characteristics)
  • Assure that similar properties are equitably valued
  • Assist homeowners in applying for exemptions for which they are eligible
  • Help property owners in understanding the assessment process in a professional and courteous manner
  • Submit a budget request to the Township Board annually
  • Keep office up to date with new legislation and continuing education
Steven P. Surnicki, CIAO
Steven P. Surnicki, CIAOAssessor