What is the purpose of Township Government?
Township Government is the oldest form of government in our country. It has specific statutory responsibilities of property tax assessment and general assistance for those in need.
Set by law, Illinois townships are charged with basic functions. In accordance with Illinois law the City of Champaign Township provides: General Assistance for the indigent; the assessment of real property for the basis of local taxation, and is a responsive, respectful, cost effective service in partnership with our community.
The City of Champaign Township Assessor establishes the value of all real property in the Township. The Township Assessor is the only elected governmental official who must pass approved courses of instruction before standing for election to office.
The General Assistance division of the City of Champaign Township provides General Assistance-Transitional Assistance for eligible people who reside inside the city limits. Township assistance helps meet the most basic maintenance needs for the general health and well being of our poorest, most vulnerable citizens.