Remember that old TV commercial with the repeating line, “Time to make the doughnuts”?
Probably, Kane County residents are mumbling something similar about their tax bills as the June 1 deadline draws near.
According to a report by Reboot Illinois, Kane County has the fifth-highest median property tax bill in the state, behind Lake, DuPage, Kendall and McHenry. Kane’s median bill is $5,735.
Now, before you go blaming Kane County government or City Hall, remember that the vast majority of those property taxes — about 68.7 percent in Kane County — go to public schools. Read this article to learn more about where property taxes go and where they come from.
Illinois Property Tax Bill Top 10
- Lake — $6,881
- DuPage — $6,274
- Kendall — $5,988
- McHenry — $5,941
- Kane — $5,735
- Will — $5,567
- DeKalb — $4,687
- Cook — $4,586
- Grundy — $3,981
- Boone — $3,729
With the Memorial Day weekend coming up, it’s probably a good thing that Kane County Treasurer David Rickert sends out a friendly reminder that the first installment is due June 1. The second installment, by the way, is due Sept. 1.
You may visit the Treasurer’s Office website at KaneCountyTreasurer.org to view current tax information and print out duplicate bills. Also available on this website is a list of all unclaimed funds held by the treasurer.
How to Pay Your Property Tax Bill
- Mailing a check with coupon to the Treasurer’s Office, in the envelope provided.
- Making payment with check or cash 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.) Please remember to bring a payment coupon.
- 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 Government Center in Geneva, IL. Check and coupon must be in an envelope.
- Credit card or E-check over the Internet. Please note there are convenience fees for both of these services. Additional information is available on the Treasurer’s Office website.
Important Tax Due Dates
Taxpayers can expect to receive a tax bill by the 1st week of May. If you do not receive a tax bill call the Treasurer’s office at (630) 232-3565 and request a duplicate tax bill. Warning failure to receive a bill will not negate your tax liability! Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except holidays.
- Pay Property Taxes Online
- Print a Duplicate Tax Bill
- Property Tax Due Dates
- Banks Collecting Property Taxes
SOURCE: Kane County Treasurer’s Office, Reboot Illinois