DuPage County Property Tax Rates and Information

Filed under: Government,Real Estate

Today, we’ll take a look at DuPage County property taxes….  Most property tax bills can be a bit confusing, but they don’t have to be.  If you have ever wondered how the amount you owe was calculated, property tax payments due are based on the equalized value your of your property (land and house if applicable).

If you’ve looked at the equalized value of your property and didn’t understand where the tax assessor’s office came up with the value, I’ll explain with an example…

Property Tax Example

  1. Your home’s fair market-value:  $250,000 << This is the amount you would expect someone to pay to purchase your home now.
  2. Tax assessor’s adjustment:  $250,000 x .33<< By law, the assessor can use a maximum of 1/3 of your homes fair market value in determining your DuPage County real estate or property taxes.
  3. Equalized property value:  $82,500 << This is the adjusted fair market value of your property used for property tax purposes.
  4. Property tax rate: 5% << This is determined by where you live within DuPage County, see the tax table below to get an idea of your city’s tax rate (as of 2009).
  5. Property tax calculation:  $82,500 x .05 << Equalized property value multiplied by a property tax rate of 5%
  6. Total property tax due:  $4,125

That’s all there is to it…  Below is table of all the cities in DuPage County and their property tax rates from 2009.  The cities are ranked from highest rate to lowest rate.  I find it kind of amusing that the lowest property tax paying city in DuPage is Oak Brook (where in 2009, the median home value was $969,150), and the highest property tax paying city in DuPage is Glendale Heights (where in 2009, the median home value was $216,748).

DuPage County Property Tax Table

Rank City Property Tax Rate %
1 Glendale Heights 8.0002
2 Hanover Park 7.5815
3 West Chicago 7.4789
4 Aurora 7.4001
5 Carol Stream 7.2301
6 Bartlett 7.1169
7 Woodridge 6.9246
8 Bolingbrook 6.8094
9 Bensenville 6.3672
10 Winfield 6.3293
11 Wayne 6.1535
12 Lombard 6.0421
13 Elk Grove Village 6.0418
14 Lisle 6.0138
15 Glen Ellyn 5.9609
16 Wheaton 5.7824
17 Warrenville 5.7024
18 Addison 5.6055
19 Bloomingdale 5.5736
20 Villa Park 5.538
21 Naperville 5.5221
22 Roselle 5.4484
23 Itasca 5.3427
24 Wood Dale 5.129
25 Darien 5.0589
26 Westmont 4.998
27 Elmhurst 4.8787
28 Downers Grove 4.6455
29 Clarendon Hills 4.5111
30 Oak Brook Terrace 4.2023
31 Hinsdale 3.9679
32 Burr Ridge 3.793
33 Willowbrook 3.662
34 Oak Brook 2.6368

Visit the DuPage County assessor’s site for more detailed information about your property taxes.

One Response to DuPage County Property Tax Rates and Information

  1. The REASON that towns with HIGH MEDIAN PROPERTY VALUES can have LOW AGGRGRATE TAX RATES is that the a lower RATE can be LEVIED on a more valuable property to raise similar taxes…

    Amused or clueless
    May 11, 2011 at 2:18 AM

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