Supervisor's Message

Sharon Johnson

Palatine Township Update and Request for Donations – 

Palatine Township will remain open but will be closed to walk-ins due to the “Shelter In Place” order that was issued by Governor Pritzker and began on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Contact the Township if you need assistance by calling 847-358-6700 or by sending an email to

Palatine Food Pantry Needs: Immediate needs: Coffee, Condiments, Snacks, Breakfast items, Peanut Butter, Jelly and size 5 and 6 diapers. Click for the list on our Food Pantry page.

Please donate to the Needy Family Fund.  This not-for-profit plan is funded by private, tax-deductible contributions to assist residents who are at need. You can donate online by clicking on the donate button below. We will help people financially who have no income and are not eligible for unemployment. They are the first priority.

Palatine Township Press Release  –

Palatine Township will remain open and continue to provide services to residents of Palatine Township during the State of Emergency declared by the Governor.

Our Township procedures have been modified to continue to assist those in need, the infirm, and elderly, and to provide a safe and healthy environment for the public, staff and volunteers.

The Palatine Township Food Pantry will remain open to serve the community and will continue to accept donations.  Current Food Pantry clients are being contacted directly with our modified procedures and we will continue to offer our choice food pantry selections to be sure food needed, is received.

The Township Transportation Department will be limited to transporting seniors and the disabled to dialysis and other medical appointments, to obtain medication, and to the grocery store on an as needed basis.

“It is important the residents know we are still, and will always be there to assist them in their most challenging times.” Said Supervisor Sharon Langlotz-Johnson.

The Assessor’s office will assist with questions regarding all exemptions (Senior, Homeowner, Disabled and Disabled Veterans) as well as with the Senior Freeze over the phone.  All forms will be mailed directly to the homeowner for a signature and include a postage paid envelope to mail back to the Township.

Any Palatine Township resident in need of assistance in anyway, can contact the Township for information. Township services require applications to be on file for food pantry, transportation, and financial assistance.  Any resident can access those forms on our Township Website and email the forms to return to be processed.  We are conducting appointments via a webcast so to limit the person to person contact.

Respectfully, we ask individuals that are not feeling well to avoid coming the Township Facility.  We will make accommodations to work through webcams, email, and other available technology.  For those who do not have access for electronic means, we will work through other ways to get them the assistance needed.

Please visit this website for updates, office hours and department contact information, or call 847-358-6700 or email



Palatine Township is open for appeals May 5 through June 10.

Due to the virus your Township Assessor’s Office WILL NOT be open for in-person filing of tax appeals.

There are three ways in which our office can serve you – Click this link for Information


This notice is hereby given that the AMENDED Tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for the Township of Palatine, in the County of Cook,
State of Illinois, for the fiscal year beginning March 1, 2020 and ending February 28, 2021, will be available for public inspection by clicking HERE and at
721 South Quentin Road, Palatine, Illinois, after 9:00 A.M., Friday, May 22, 2020.
Notice is further hereby given that a Public Hearing on said AMENDED Tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance will be held at 6:45 p.m.,
Monday, June 22, 2020, at the Palatine Township Center, 721 South Quentin Road, Palatine, Illinois, and/or by video conference.
Final action on this AMENDED Tentative Budget Ordinance will be taken by the Board of Township Trustees at the Meeting to be held following the Public Hearing on the 22nd day in June, 2020.
Visit the Palatine Township website at for instructions on video conference.

Palatine Township Center
721 S. Quentin Road
Palatine, IL 60067
Township Hours:
Monday 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday through  Friday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Palatine Township is suspending Saturday hours until further notice.


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In 1835, the first settlers arrived in what is now Palatine Township.They settled in wooded areas such as Deer Grove, Englishman's Grove, Highland Grove (Inverness), and Plum Grove. Palatine township was originally designated “Township 42” by State Constitution. In 1850, the townspeople gathered at a local schoolhouse to choose a new name for the township.It is very likely that the name Palatine originated from the “Palatinate” area along the Rhine River in Germany, The European home of many of our early settlers.

About Palatine Township

The Township of Palatine is located in northwest Cook County within the Chicago area. While Palatine Township is the same geographic size as most townships in Illinois, 36 square miles, it is among the most heavily populated with 113,000 residents. We are proud to share our geographic area with all or part of Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Inverness, Arlington Heights, Hoffman Estates, Barrington, South Barrington, and Schaumburg. Our borders are: East - Wilke Road; West - Huntington Road; North - Lake Cook Road; South - Central Road. The people of Palatine Township enjoy the opportunity to choose from suburban bedroom communities and areas, rural sections and urbanized "downtown" areas.

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