Vernon Township

Gary Raupp, Assessor



The Vernon Township Assessor is your liaison to the Chief County Assessment's Office.  The Township Assessor is an elected position (4 year terms).  The assessor must be certified by the State and meet continuing education requirements.  The job of the assessor is to value all taxable parcels of property within the township in a uniform manner so all properties are valued at the same approximate assessment level.  This creates a fair share spread of the real estate tax burden.  The assessor has no say or control of the tax monies requested of any given taxing district.

It is the responsibility of the assessor to pick up any new property annually which is not on the assessment roll.  This includes new homes, commercial buildings, industrial buildings, finished basements, decks, patios, pools, garages, sheds, barns, etc.

We receive copies of building permits from 11 municipalities and also the county for unincorporated areas.

Villages wholly or partially located with Vernon Township:

Bannockburn, Buffalo Grove, Indian Creek, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire, Long Grove, Mettawa, Mundelein, Riverwoods,  Vernon Hills, Wheeling.

ATTENTION VERNON TOWNSHIP SENIORS - Please note, you do NOT have to reapply for your general senior exemption. This is only required in Cook County. However, seniors applying for the Senior Freeze Exemption (under $65,000 household income) must file annually.

Assessor Documents:

Publication of the 2017 Real Estate Assessments

Commercial Building Vacancy Affidavit

Annual Town Meeting Information - 2017

Calculation of Tax Rates

Some other services provided are:

•  Assist in filing Senior Homestead Exemptions (Click here for forms)

•  Assist in filing Senior Citizen assessment freeze homestead exemptions (Click here for forms)

•  Distributes literature concerning assessment and tax bill process 

Provides help applying on line for Benefit Access Program (formerly known as Circuit Breaker) (Click here forhttps://www.illinois.gov/aging/Pages/default.aspx forms)

•  Provides information requested for Assessment Appeals 

•  Homeowners Exemption (Monitor and grant for owner occupied residential properties) 

•  Request Tax Bill address changes 

•  Assist in filing Agricultural Valuation 

•  Comparable documentation provided 

•  Cross-Reference of permanent real estate number and address 

•  Home-Improvement Exemptions (Monitor qualifying properties for $75,000 full market value or $25,000 assessment reduction 

•  Tax bill amounts

•  Names and addresses supplied for properties applying for variances 

•  Records are considered public information 
    Information available includes: 


               sales prices 


               building sizes, etc. 

               year built 


               lot sizes or dimensions 


•  Free Notary Public for Vernon Township Residents 

Gary P. Raupp. Assessor

Phone: (847) 634-4602

Fax: (847)634-0654

email - graupp@vernonassessor.com

Assessors Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


(Until March 31, 2018)

9:00 a.m. to Noon

Effective April 1, 2018, the Assessors office will not be open on Saturdays.


Lake County Assessors Association

Illinois Assessors Association

International Association of Assessing Officers

National Association of Review Appraisers

2017 Real Estate Tax (due 2018)

First Installment Due: June 6, 2018

Second Installment Due: September 6, 2018