Taxing Information

Taxes and Revenue

DeKalb Township does not receive any sales tax or income tax. The Township’s primary source of revenue is property tax.

Currently the township does not charge fees for any of its services.

Assessment and Property Taxes

Property taxes are the major revenue source for local schools, municipalities, police and fire agencies, street and other public works projects, townships, park systems, libraries, public health-and-safety programs and local economic development efforts. The assessed value of your property determines your share of those taxes.

Fixer-upper or home of your dreams, the staff at the DeKalb Township Assessor’s Office understands the burden of property taxes and wants to insure that you receive all the tax relief to which you are entitled.

Where do the numbers come from?

Estimated Market Value determined by the DeKalb County Assessor, uses a computer assisted technique called multiple regression. This technique creates a type of sales comparison average, a mathematical relationship between the value of your house and those of your neighbors.

Assessment Level is designated by DeKalb County and remains constant.

Assessed Valuation equals market value multiplied by the assessment level.

State Equalization Factor determined by the Illinois Department of Revenue each year to ensure an equal assessment among all 102 counties in the state.

Equalized Valuation is the assessed valuation multiplied by the equalization factor.

Tax Rate is a figure compiled by the DeKalb County Clerk and applied to the Equalized Assessed Valuation to determine the amount paid in property taxes. This number reflects requests from area taxing bodies to fund their operations.

Below are the Township Tax Rates for the last 5 years.

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In December of each year the Township Board votes on a requested tax levy. This is the amount of money a unit of government is requesting from property tax payers for various funds.

Levy Request History

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