A message from your Assessor

Welcome to the Plato Township Assesor's Web Site I hope you find this website informative and helpful. I just wanted to let you know a few things about myself and how I contribute to our Township Government.

I was raised in Elgin, graduating from Elgin High School and attended Elgin Community College. I have worked at a variety of jobs including Gail Borden Library, Home Federal Savings and Ford Motor Credit. After marrying my husband Gary, and moving to the Plato area, I became the Assessor in 1990. Gary and I have raised four children, three sons and one daughter all of whom attended District 301 schools.

I hold a CIAO designation (Certified Illinois Assessing Officer) attending over 450 hours of Assessing classes through the Illinois Department of Revenue, Illinois Property Assessment Institute, and International Association of Assessing Officers.

My office is located in the Town Hall on Rippburger Road in Plato Center. I have two Deputies who assist two days a week: Stephanie Hulke and Chet Roush. Our office is usually open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. We spend a lot of time visiting and measuring properties, so please call ahead of time to schedule an appointment if you wish to meet with us. *Please note that at this time, we are conducting in-person meetings by appointment only.*

My primary goal as Township Assessor is to have our properties assessed fairly and accurately. If you feel that you are not being assessed fairly or accurately, please feel free to call the office at (847) 464-4221 and we can discuss your concerns. Thank you for visiting this website and please let me know if I can be of any service to you.

Janet Roush, CIAO
Plato Township Assessor

*** Important Announcement ***

Due to COVID-19, our office is not permitting walk-in guests at this time. We will be conducting in-person meetings by appointment only. You must call or e-mail the office if you need to schedule an appointment for a face-to-face meeting with us. Please be advised that temperature checks will be administered to all visitors upon arrival.

Office Information

Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm *By Appointment Only*


Plato Township Assessor's Office
10N924 Rippburger Road
Elgin, IL  60124

Phone: (847) 464-4221
Fax: (847) 464-4297


E-Mail: assessor@platotownship.com


Janet Roush, CIAO
Plato Township Assessor


Stephanie Hulke


Chet Roush