What's New

The What's New board is used for sharing what is new at the Assessor Office. If you have an event or a cause you would like shared on the Assessor What's New board please email ekljaich@plainfieldassessor.com.

Please note that the What's New feed is provided as a public service. Plainfield Township Assessor is not necessarily affiliated or endorsing any of the events listed below. Plainfield Township Assessor reserves the right to post news at their discretion.

2014 Exemption Forms Now Available!

Posted: Monday March 31, 2014

The 2014 Real Estate Exemption Renewal Forms have been mailed.  If you need assistance completing your form, you may visit the Assessor’s Office anytime between 8am & 4pm, Monday – Friday.  No appointment is needed.  Be sure to bring your corresponding documentation, or if you're not sure what that might be, please call us first to verify at 815-436-5110.


Not receiving any exemptions?  Visit http://www.plainfield-township.com/assessor/exemptions for a list of exemption available to taxpayers!


Village of Plainfield Water Bill Discount

Posted: Monday February 10, 2014

The Village of Plainfield offers a 10% discount on the total monthly water, sewer, and capital charge to seniors who qualify for the “Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Exemption” on their property tax bill, as defined by the County Treasurer.  Seniors who wish to apply for the discount must visit the Village of Plainfield Utility Billing Department at Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street, in downtown Plainfield Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

You can also call at (815) 439-4257 or visit their website at http://www.plainfield-il.org/pages/waterservice.  You will need to bring a copy of your Senior Freeze Application Form.  If this is not available, you will need a letter from your local township assessor's office.  Please note the 2014 forms (for the 2013 tax year) will not be available until after March 27th.  For more information on qualifying for the freeze, please visit our Exemptions Page.



Property Tax Info for Filing State & Federal Income Taxes

Posted: Friday January 31, 2014

It’s that time of year again!  The IRS has set January 31st  as the date you can start filing your 2013 income taxes.  The deadline to file is April 15th .  For some homeowners, you may be required to supply your Permanent Index Number (PIN) and/or the amount you paid in property taxes.  Both of these are available on your 2012 Property Tax Bill that you paid in 2013, but if you do not have it handy please feel free to give us a call for this information.


You can also look up your PIN on our website by using this Property Search link.  Select your street name from the drop down box and click “Submit”. Locate your property on this list and you will find your PIN.  Please note that all Will County PINs are 16 digits, and all Plainfield Township PINs begin with the numbers “06”, even though the “06” is not displayed on our site. Please make sure to include them on your tax return.


If you have questions about your tax bill specifically, or if you need a copy of the bill, you will need to contact the Will County Treasurer’s Office at 815-740-4683.  You can also view your bills and make payments on-line at their website: www.willcountytaxbill.com.

Escrow Payments and Your Tax Bill

Posted: Friday December 27, 2013

A common question we hear from taxpayers is "Why did my monthly escrow payment change?"  The answer is that in Illinois, property taxes are paid in arrears meaning the current tax bill is for the prior year's levy.  In most cases, the tax rate is determined right before bills go out, so the best mortgage companies can do is estimate what they think your bill will be based on a trending analysis, and adjust your monthly payments accordingly.  If they project too high, your account will have an overage.  If they project too low, you will have a shortage and your monthly payments may go up.  


If your assessment has decreased significantly, or you have added an exemption (e.g. Senior, Disabled, Veteran's, etc.), this may impact your monthly payments.  If your mortgage company is not aware of these changes, they will continue to forecast as they have in prior years.  This is why you might see an increase in your monthly payments, even though you are anticipating a decrease in your tax bill.


In a case like this, please contact your local assessor's office for a formal Tax Bill Estimate Letter.  Provide us with your loan/account number, and a fax number or e-mail address for your mortgage company, and we can send it to them directly.  They can use this to adjust your monthly payments when applicable.  Or if you prefer, we can send a copy to you and you can forward it on yourself!  


Assessor's Office Disclaimer

The information contained on this site was compiled from data available at the Plainfield Township Assessor's Office solely for the governmental purpose of property assessment. This information should not be relied upon by anyone as the final determination of ownership of property, market value and/or for any other purpose without verification of the information with official records on file. No warranties, either expressed or implied whatsoever are provided for the accuracy of data contained herein, its use, or its interpretation. Although information is updated periodically, the information contained herein may not accurately reflect the most current data available. The assessed values and other information may not be certified and may be subject to change before being finalized for ad valorem tax purposes without notice. The Plainfield Township Assessor assumes no responsibility, nor liability for any unauthorized dissemination of the information and/or damages arising from the use of the property data contained herein.