Elgin Township Assessor

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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.

Sincerely,

Steven P. Surnicki, CIAO
Elgin Township Assessor

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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