Cynthia Brust – Assessor
Serving Avon Township
Beginning Monday, December 5, 2022, Chris Ditton stepped down from the Assessor’s Office and the Avon Township Board appointed Cynthia Brust for the remainder of his term. Cynthia Brust has worked in the Assessor’s Office since 2013.
Our office is Open and Serving the public. Beginning Monday, August 2, face coverings will be required in all Lake County government buildings for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
As the Avon Township Assessor, I am responsible for placing value on all property – Assessing. My office DOES NOT tax your property! Taxation – the taxing bodies such as school districts and municipalities are responsible for taxing your property by levying against the assessment (33.33% of fair market value). The law requires us to be assessed according to the previous three years of sales so that each property owner is paying their fair share of the over – all tax burden, no more or no less.
Avon Township consists of Grayslake, Hainesville, Third Lake, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Heights, and Round Lake Park. My office is responsible for assessing over 25,000 parcels of real property, including residential, farm, and commercial property. In addition to property assessments, we handle other issues relating to real property in Avon Township, such as processing property exemptions for owner occupied residents, seniors, assessment freezes for seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities.
There are different types of exemptions that reduce the assessed value of your property before the tax rate is applied. However, you must be the owner of the property and it must be your primary residence to qualify for any of these exemptions. If you have multiple properties, only your primary residence (where you live) may receive exemption(s). Please notify us if you are receiving any exemption on your other properties. The Chief Assessor’s Office has the authority to recapture taxable value in instances where property owners have received exemptions inappropriately. The qualifications vary for each exemption. You can apply on-line Smart E-File or contact our office.
If you have any questions concerning your property’s assessed value, please contact me, or my deputy assessors at 847-546-2146, or stop in the office during office hours; Monday – Thursday 8:30am- 4pm and Friday 8:30am – 2pm, or email @ [email protected] or [email protected]