Which Townships Have Highest, Lowest Tax Bills?

Which Townships Have Highest, Lowest Tax Bills?

Township Ranking

From highest to lowest — average tax bill for $250,000 home
(Last year’s total and ranking in parentheses.)

  1. Sugar Grove Township — $7,874  ($8,020 — No. 1)
  2. Plato Township — $7,841  ($7,896) — No. 3)
  3. Burlington Township — $7,763  ($7,732— No. 5)
  4. Virgil Township — $7,749  ($7,666 — No. 9)
  5. Blackberry Township$7,638  ($7,684— No. 7)
  6. Elgin Township — $7,596  ($7,953 — No. 2)
  7. Aurora Township — $7,530  ($7,690— No. 6)
  8. Kaneville Township — $7,529  ($7,680 — No. 8)
  9. Dundee Township — $7,463  ($7,754— No. 4)
  10. Batavia Township — 7,379  ($7,421— No. 10)
  11. Rutland Township — $7,079  ($6,703 — No 16)
  12. Geneva Township — $7,070  ($7,051 — No. 11)
  13. Hampshire Township — $6,930  ($7,002 — No. 12)
  14. Big Rock Township — 6,846 ($6,994 — No. 13)
  15. Campton Township — $6,744  ($6,729 — No.15)
  16. St. Charles Township — $6,729 ($6,755 — No. 14)

Estimate of Average Property Tax Bill by Township

For the third year in a row, 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, $7,874 in 2019 property taxes payable in 2020. The good news for folks in Sugar Grove Township is that the amount has dropped in each of the past two years.

It was $8,020 for 2018 property taxes payable in 2019, It was $8,237 for 2017 property taxes payable in 2018.

Kane County property tax bills will be in the mail by May 1 and will be available online April 29.

The first installment is due June 1 — although this year people under hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic can pay those taxes by July 1 without penalty. Late penalty fees for first installment payments made on or before July 1, 2020, will be waived.

The lowest average tax bill his year is in St. Charles Township, where folks will pay $6,729 on average for a home valued at $250,000.

It’s important to note that each resident’s actual tax bill may vary significantly from the averages. Obviously, the value of your home plays a big role in the amount of your tax bill.

More good news is that the majority of Kane County township averages were lower year over year, although five of the 16 went up. To compare, your township’s average tax bill this year to last year, see the chart below or check out this article posted April 29, 2019.

Estimate of Average Property Tax Bill By Township

Arranged in alphabetical order and by home value, ranging from $150,000 to $500,000.

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 2019, payable 2020, data with homestead exemption).

For specific information on tax rates please contact the County Clerks Tax Extension Office at 630-232-5964. For specific information on exemptions please contact the Supervisor of Assessments Office at 630-208-3818.

Home Value = $150,000 $200,000 $250,000 $300,000 $500,000
Aurora Township 4,444 5,987 7,530 9,073 15,245
Batavia Township 4,335 5,867 7,379 8,891 14,939
Big Rock Township 4,041 5,444 6,846 8,249 13,861
Blackberry Township 4,508 6,073 7,638 9,204 15,465
Burlington Township 4,582 6,173 7,763 9,354 15,718
Campton Township 3,980 5,362 6,744 8,126 13,655
Dundee Township 4,405 5,934 7,463 8,993 15,110
Elgin Township 4,483 6,040 7,596 9,153 15,379
Geneva Township 4,172 5,621 7,070 8,518 14,313
Hampshire Township 4,090 5,510 6,930 8,350 14,030
Kaneville Township 4,443 5,986 7,529 9,071 15,242
Plato Township 4,628 6,235 7,841 9,448 15,876
Rutland Township 4,178 5,629 7,079 8,530 14,333
St. Charles Township 3,971 5,350 6,729 8,108 13,623
Sugar Grove Township 4,647 6,261 7,874 9,488 15,943
Virgil Township 4,573 6,161 7,749 9,337 15,688

Why Do Average Bills Differ By Township?

This pie chart is from a previous year, and percentages have changed. We provide it here simply to illustrate in broad strokes “where the money goes.”

Obviously, there’s a pretty big difference — $1,145, in fact — between the average property tax bill paid on a $250,000 home in Sugar Grove Township and St. Chalres 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.

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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.

SOURCE: Kane County Treasurer’s Office news release and website