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Coming to a Mailbox Near You: Your Property Tax Bill

Kane County officials expect tax bills will be mailed out by Thursday.

The first installment of taxpayers' 2011 property tax bills, payable in 2012, will be due June 4. The bills are expected to be mailed this week.

The public may view tax information and print duplicate copies of tax bills at kanecountytreasurer.org.

Also available on the website is a list of all unclaimed funds held by the treasurer.

Taxpayers can make a payment by:

  • Mailing the payment with coupon to the treasurer’s office, in the Kane County Government Center, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL 60134, in the provided envelope.
  • Making the payment with coupon at any of the designated banks in Kane County.
  • Making the payment with coupon during business hours at the treasurer’s office (open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays).
  • Dropping the payment with coupon in the property tax drop box, which is available 24 hours a day. The drop box is behind Building A at the Kane County Government Center.
  • Paying by credit card or e-check over the Internet. There are convenience fees for these services.

The second installment of the tax bills will be due Sept. 4.

For more information, call the treasurer’s office at 630-232-3565.

Here is tax information by township, provided by the office of Kane County Treasurer David J. Rickert.

Estimate of Average Property Tax Bill by Township

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 2011 payable 2012 data with homestead exemption). Please note actual tax bill may vary significantly from estimates given here. For specific information on tax rates, 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

4,275

5,759

7,244

8,728

14,665

Batavia Township

4,140

5,577

7,014

8,452

14,201

Big Rock Township

3,911

5,269

6,627

7,985

13,418

Blackberry Township

4,226

5,694

7,161

8,629

14,499

Burlington Township

4,190

5,645

7,100

8,555

14,374

Campton Township

3,640

4,904

6,167

7,431

12,486

Dundee Township

4,009

5,401

6,793

8,185

13,754

Elgin Township

4,361

5,875

7,389

8,903

14,959

Geneva Township

4,050

5,456

6,862

8,268

13,893

Hampshire Township

3,878

5,224

6,571

7,918

13,304

Kaneville Township

4,050

5,456

6,862

8,268

13,892

Plato Township

4,252

5,729

7,205

8,682

14,588

Rutland Township

4,274

5,759

7,243

8,727

14,664

St. Charles Township

3,785

5,100

6,414

7,728

12,986

Sugar Grove Township

4,249

5,724

7,199

8,675

14,576

Virgil Township

4,213

5,676

7,139

8,602

14,454

Tom Cadell May 02, 2012 at 02:04 PM
I just reviewed my new property tax bill – it went up a little over 8% over last year. I want to make clear that I don’t begrudge the County of Kane the increase in taxes; obviously it takes a lot of money to offer the services we get here in Geneva and, luckily, most residents of Geneva are in a position to afford the increase. My complaint is that every politician in Geneva Township is a Republican and yet they voted to raise the tax by 8%. Isn’t that a bit hypocritical? Isn’t this the same party that signed some sort of a pledge stating that they will not raise taxes under any circumstances -- whether the person asked to pay the taxes and afford the increase or not -- even to provide services to fellow citizens who cannot afford them? Isn’t this the party whose candidates always run on the platform that they will not allow taxes to be raised? Am I missing something? Or have these Republicans finally realized that what people expect from their government costs money?
Angela Kane May 02, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Please check your tax bill closely. Was the increase across the board or was it in one area? SCHOOLS--Dist. 304 is the major consumer of tax money. On my bill it was 66.28% of the total! We want a quality education here in Geneva, but we also have to be able to afford it. There are ways to cut the budget, but the school board and the administrators of Dist. 304 have to be willing to make the tough decisions that will be necessary. And by the way, the statement that "most residents of Geneva are in a position to afford the increase" is just not true. Our community, like all others, has been severely affected by the down turn of the economy. Many people have lost their jobs, are under-employed or struggling with debt--yes, some of which self-inflicted. That aside, we are not some idyllic island of prosperity. We spend too much and owe too much. It's time to stop the incessant bickering and roll up our sleeves and try to figure out how to deal with these issues. Since education is the largest consumer of tax dollars we need to figure out how to be leaner and more efficient. Reality is tough, but it's time to get real. AND PLEASE-it's time to stop accusing those of us calling for financial accountability as being anti-teacher. Reality folks. It's coming to bite us in the back ends!
Rich May 05, 2012 at 08:04 PM
I am livid as well as everyone in my Sugar Grove neighborhood. Taxes went up 8% or in most cases $1,000! What is Kane County doing???? Income taxes up! Tolls up! Then our local politicians bend us over! Unbelievable!!! We need answers as to why the taxes went up. I don't recall any referendums passing.
Mad as h*** in Batavia May 07, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Holy Sh**!!! Our bill is +12.5%. I'm thinking that perhaps, in Batavia, if we hadn't been bamboozled into believing that huge capital expenditures by BPS101 "won't raise your taxes!!!" we'd have realized enough of a savings when earlier bonds were retired that perhaps we could now afford increased operating expenses, pensions, etc. WITHOUT RAISING TAXES!! I was worried at the time but not worried enough to speak out.
Rich May 08, 2012 at 12:38 AM
do any politicians know how to stop spending? a beautiful million dollar plus bike trail bridge over galena last year. thanks kane county as you are forcing folks to pack up and leave. these tax bills will detour economic growth as who in their right mind would want to buy a house in kane county?
G.Ryan May 08, 2012 at 02:10 AM
I call Kane County "Insane County"...where the gangsters have oppressed their people....it is nothing but a "help oneself" mentality with these Gangsters! We the taxpayers should be voting on whether they should raise our taxes! We should be voting on their budgets not the Gangsters! The property taxes in Illinois have risen above inflation! Now how can the Gangsters get away with this? Taxation without representation! What is going to happen when we are all forced to foreclose and they bankrupt us all!
Frustrated May 08, 2012 at 03:37 PM
My assessed value went down and yet my tax burden for 2011 went up a whopping 12.5%. The school district was the biggest culprit with a 15% increase over last year. All my children are grown and therefore I no longer have children in the school system. I guess it's time to move but who in the heck will by my house with these outlandish taxes. I wish my income increased by 12.5% last year! Something has to change or more and more people are going to move away which will only continue to decrease everyone's home values. What are our politicians thinking!!! This is crazy!!!
Jay May 09, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Batavia does everything to make people move away or discourage to move in. How is it possible that some other cities (never Batavia) can cut the costs, seek for savings, have higher school ratings, offer lower fees for the programs and still be able to lower real estate tax in 2012?! Not all of us get yearly income increase, have retirement plans or even have a job these days. However, we have to pay for those who have it all. What about some savings instead of spending? Businesses will be moving out if the real estate tax will be going up too. The easiest way is to raise the tax, because people will have to pay it any way. How nice.... Let's add new programs, build new facilities next to the existing ones, add new services used by a few only, increase the taxes and live happily ever after.
Patti May 10, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Stop blaming the politicians and everyone else. If you have not been to a school board meeting or city/township meeting or any publicly held meetings by any of the taxing bodies listed on the bottom of your tax bill, then you are to blame. Pay attention to where your money is going and step up and open your mouth. In the fall is when everyone is preparing their budgets for the next year - if you work in corporate America you know this - attend the budget meetings and tell them to stop spending your money. Don't wait until the tax bills come out to complain and blame others. If you're not doing your part, then it's your own fault.
Benjamin May 10, 2012 at 10:18 PM
On it.
J. May 10, 2012 at 10:18 PM
I think it's wonderful how my tax bill has gone up significantly, while the value of my home is currently mere dollars more than it was when I purchased it in 1996. Meanwhile, teachers are getting layed off, there are larger class sizes, and programs in the schools are being cut left and right because "they don't have funding". They should at least buy us dinner before they bend us over.
thefunkychicken May 11, 2012 at 12:36 AM
Good thing Batavia voted down that rec center...
G.Ryan May 11, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Patti, I attend the School Board meetings here in Geneva and you are wrong..they do not listen to us....they disrespect us taxpayers and have a spending addiction with a approximate 325 million dollar debt and still have the "balls" to spend our money...the system is broken and you must complain to your legislator to change the system as there is no advocacy group for us taxpayers any longer which the School Board is suppose to represent us and they do not.
Karl Brubaker May 11, 2012 at 03:04 AM
GO BATAVIA!!!! Where is that old bag?
Bob McQuillan May 11, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Don't kid yourself, since 2008 EVERY taxing body in EVERY local area has known that they have had to cut expenses in order to keep property taxes in line. Many ignored taxpayers pleas and continued to increase their spending. This wasn't Springfield, these were your neighbors spending YOUR money. The tax levy, which is approved in December, was used as an automatic tax increase for most taxing bodies. In the past, whether they needed it or not, they took the maximum tax levy. Local school districts still have millions of dollars in reserves even though their expenses have increased. WE HAVE BEEN OVERTAXED. Local taxpayers have been taken for a ride over the last four years and unless people show up at meetings in mass numbers and complain nothing is going to change. Things will actually get worse. Within 4 years, because of huge debt, every Geneva School District taxpayer will be paying between $800-1,000 more per year in taxes. And just recently it was discovered that we were lied to about enrollment projections in 2007. An $80 million dollar referendum based on numbers that their own expert says were unrealistic. Now no one can remember where the projections came from! No resident should tolerate being lied to, especially at a cost of $1,000 per year. Go to www.genevataxfacts.org, read the history and watch the 3/17/12 video. Go to the board meeting Monday, May 14th at 7:00 pm at Coultrap ( N. Lincoln & Peyton Streets). Stand up, speak out and demand the truth.
H May 11, 2012 at 03:09 PM
My bill is up 11.4%. I live on a 100x100 lot and a dinky 918 sq ft. home and I am now having to pay $400. a month???? We def. NEED ANSWERS! On top of that I have/had to pay $250.00 a month for extended PUBLIC Kindergarten????? So if 66+% of my tax bill is school, on the tax bill and you add in 9x250=$2,250 I am paying $5,418 this school year for a PUBLIC Kindergarten education?????
H May 11, 2012 at 03:18 PM
I too attend the meetings in Batavia, and when I can't I watch them on BATV. This was not the message we were given!!!! I understand you are talking about Geneva. I understand there are people who complain that do not participate, but there are plenty who do attend...just want to defend those. Someone above said Bamboozeled and I agree. On similar subject, but off a tad on tangent...Anyone is Batavia notice that we paid for and scheduled for multiple leaf collections, but city only "delivered" half...we paid for& had pre scheduled brush/branch clean up but of the 2 have only actually had 1...we are paying for services we are not getting??? It may sound petty, and I'm not bothered that my leaves sit and or branch piles collect, I upset that I paid for them to go away and service was not delivered? What elese are we paying for that is not taking place?

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