Which Townships Have The Highest, Lowest Average Property Tax Bills?
- Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of articles on Kane County Connects regarding the 2017 property tax bill payable in 2018. Tax bills will be available on the Kane County Treasurer’s Office website starting April 30 and sent out to Kane County residents, starting May 4, 2018. The next article will look at where the property tax money comes from and where it goes.
Sugar Grove Township has the highest average tax bill for a home valued at $250,000, according to statistics released last week by the Kane County Treasurer’s Office.
A Sugar Grove Township resident with a $250,000 home will pony up, on average, $8,237 in 2017 property taxes payable in 2018.
Kane County property tax bills will be in the mail by May 4 and available online April 30. The first installment is due June 4.
The lowest average tax bill this year is in Campton Township, where a resident with a $250,000 home will pay an average of $6,872.
It’s important to note that each resident’s actual tax bill may vary significantly from estimates given in the chart. For specific information on tax rates, contact the Kane County Clerk’s Tax Extension Office at 630-232-5964. For specific information on exemptions, contact the Kane County Supervisor of Assessments Office at 630-208-3818.
The good news is that virtually every township’s “average tax bill” total is lower than it was a year ago.
For a comparison, check out this story posted on Kane County Connects posted on April 24, 2017.
Last year’s highest average for a $250,000 home was $8,634 in Plato Township — almost $600 higher than Plato Township’s average this year. Plato dropped to No. 5 this year.
Geneva Township’s average was the lowest in the 2016 tax bills paid in 2017, at $7,298. But this year Geneva was just the third lowest — even though the average property tax bill in Geneva Township went down more than $120, to $7,176.
Some of the changes might have been due to increases in the state of Illinois tax funding and a new school-funding formula that were put in place this year. Illinois residents are paying more in income taxes this year, as the tax rate increased in July 2017 to 4.95 percent from 3.75 percent.
Why Do Average Bills Differ By Township?
Obviously, there’s a pretty big difference — $1,455, in fact — between the average property tax bill paid in Sugar Grove Township and Campton Township.
Why is that?
Mostly it has to do with which taxing districts fall within each township. Since school districts take the biggest chunk of property tax revenues — an average of about 68.6 percent — that’s the unit of government that’s going to have the most impact on bringing your property-tax bill up or down.
From highest to lowest — average tax bill for $250,000 home
- Sugar Grove Township — $8,237
- Elgin Township — $8,201
- Aurora Township — $8,084
- Virgil Township — $8,080
- Plato Township — $8,045
- Dundee Township — $7,983
- Kaneville Township — $7,954
- Burlington Township — $7,948
- Blackberry Township — $7,819
- Big Rock Township — $7,550
- Batavia Township — $7,540
- Rutland Township — $7,494
- Hampshire Township — $7,367
- Geneva Township — $7,176
- St. Charles Township — $6,817
- Campton Township — $6,782
Estimate of Average Property Tax Bill By Township
Arranged in alphabetical order and by home value. (See chart below.)
This chart is provided to give homebuyers an estimate of what a tax bill amount might be in different geographic locations within the county (based on 2017, payable 2018, data with homestead exemption). Please note actual tax bill may vary significantly from estimates given here.
For specific information on tax rates, contact the Kane County Clerk’s Tax Extension Office at 630-232-5964. For specific information on exemptions, contact the Kane County Supervisor of Assessments Office at 630-208-3818.
Read the Series
- Tuesday: Your Tax Bills Are Coming!
- Wednesday: Relevant Tax Statistics
- Today: Top 10 Kane County Taxpayers
- TODAY: Estimate of Average Property Tax Bills by Township
- Monday: Where Your Property Tax Money Goes, Where It Comes From
For More Information
- For questions about exemptions or appeals, call the Kane County Supervisor of Assessments Office at 630-208-3818 or visit KaneCountyAssessments.org.
- For questions about how tax rates are developed, call the Kane County Clerk’s Office at 630-232-5964 or visit KaneCountyClerk.org.
- For questions about tax bills or payments, call the Kane County Treasurer’s Office at 630-232-3565 or visit KaneCountyTreasurer.org.