The assessing officer is responsible for assessing property within the township at
fifty percent of its true cash value and preparing an assessment roll covering all
the taxable real and personal property. The valuations are determined as of December
31st of the preceding year. The assessment roll is delivered to the Board of Review
on or before the Tuesday following the first Monday in March. The Assessor notifies
the property owners of their changes in assessment and taxable value also publishing
the dates and times that they may appeal to the March Board of Review. The March
Board of Review then meets with the public to discuss the valuations and make any
necessary corrections or changes. The March Board of Review must complete its review
by the first Monday in April.
The assessing officer also meets with the July and December Boards of Review to correct
errors on tax bills and make Principle Residence Exemption adjustments.
The assessing officer in Plainfield Township is also responsible for maintaining
the mailing addresses, legal descriptions, property descriptions, special assessments,
and exemptions for township tax payers