- Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles on Kane County Connects regarding the 2016 property tax bill that will be available on the Kane County Treasurer’s Office website starting April 26 and sent out to Kane County residents, starting April 28, 2017. Subsequent articles will look at relevant tax statistics, the top 10 Kane County taxpayers, an estimate of the average property tax bill by township, plus where the property tax money comes from and where it goes.
Kane County tax bills will be mailed on Friday, April 28, and you can get a sneak peek at your bill online, starting Wednesday, April 26.
Kane County Treasurer David Rickert made the announcement Tuesday, April 18, in the traditional press release. As usual, the first installment will be due June 1, and the second installment will be due Sept. 1.
Kane County Clerk John “Jack” Cunningham reports that Net Taxable Valuation for Kane County is $13,095,577,848 — that’s $13 billion with a “b” — with a total real estate tax extension of $1,286,688,767.
The Treasurer’s Office website will post the bills online starting promptly at 10 a.m. on April 26. The website URL is KaneCountyTreasurer.org and you can use it to view current tax information and print out duplicate bills.
Also available on this web site is a list of all unclaimed funds held by the treasurer. You might want to check that out to see if you’ve got a happy surprise in the form of cash.
Taxpayers can make a payment by:
- Mailing a check with coupon to the Treasurer’s Office, in the envelope provided.
- Making payment at any one of the designated banks within Kane County on or before the due date, please remember to bring a payment coupon.
- Making payment with check, cash or credit card during business hours in the Treasurer’s Office — 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except holidays. Rickert reminds residents to bring a payment coupon and note that there is a convenience fee for credit card use.
- Dropping a check with coupon in the property tax drop box, which is available 24 hours a day. The drop box is located behind Building A at the Kane County Government Center, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva. Check and coupon must be in an envelope.
- Paying by credit card or e-check over the Internet. Again, residents should note there are convenience fees for both of these services. Additional information is available on the Treasurer’s Office website KaneCountyTreasurer.org.
Read the Series
- Today: Your Tax Bills Are Coming!
- Thursday: Relevant Tax Statistics
- Friday: Top 10 Kane County Taxpayers
- Monday: Estimate of Average Property Tax Bills by Township
- Tuesday: Where Your Property Tax Money Goes, Where It Comes From