Property Assessment

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Shields Township Assessor's Office

Shields Township Assessor's Office will be Closed Monday March 20th and Tuesday March 21st for and Educational Conference regular business hours will resume Wednesday March 22nd. 


The Township Assessor’s Office staff is responsible for establishing the market value on all parcels of real estate on an annual basis. The assessed value is used to determine each taxpayer's share of the tax burden. Fairness and equity are applied to all assessments to ensure fair distribution of taxes.

There is no limit as to how much an assessment can change, up or down, because the goal is to have equitable assessments at 33.33% of market value per property tax laws in Illinois.

The assessors maintain the property records in an electronic computer system established by the Chief County Assessment Officer. Each property record details the land and any improvements to the land site.

The Assessor does not levy taxes or set the tax rates. Taxes are determined by the levies set by the local government body servicing the taxpayers.

The Assessor’s office is available to Township property owners during scheduled business hours, or by appointment.

Assessment and property tax information

Access to property record information, listed by property index number (PIN) or by address, is available through the Lake County Chief County Assessment Office website.

If you have any questions, please phone the Assessor’s Office at 847-234-3485 or contact the staff via email.