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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois
 

A Message from DuPage County Treasurer/Collector Henry

Dear Property Owners:

It is that time again to send out the 2016 tax bills.  I have already received a number of calls wanting to know when the bills would be received and how the results look.  As I write this letter, I do not know the amounts of individual bills, but I understand that the average tax rate is down 4.94% with the average bill up 1.76%.  Remember this is an average, so it may not be your experience.

It is possible, however, to share some of the 2016 statistics.  DuPage County added 289 additional parcels in the county for this tax year.  Since we have no additional land, this increase comes from current parcels being divided.  There are 9,862 parcels off the tax rolls.  These include forest preserve lands and other not for profit ownership.  The assessed property value in the County increased by 6.7% in 2016, the second year in a row for an increase.  The assessed value of your property is critical in determining what you pay.  If you think there is a problem with the assessed value, contact your local assessor.  The telephone number is on your bill.  The 2016 taxes to be collected will be approximately $2,746,469.120 and will be distributed to the appropriate taxing bodies.

Our knowledgeable and dedicated team is ready to assist you with your payments.  We have a 24/7 website for your use.  We urge you to consider epay when make your payments.  For tax payment support, call us at 630-407-5900 or email us at propertytaxadvocate@dupageco.org.

Every year I remind taxpayers to check their exemptions.  The senior exemptions this year are on 59,738 parcels.  If you are 65 or older, check to make sure you have this exemption.  There have been several instances where taxpayers in their eighties have never benefited from the exemption.  The State of Illinois may offer additional assistance programs for senior and persons with disabilities.  For information, please call 1-800-252-8966 or 1-888-206-1327.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact m office.  It is a privilege to serve your.

Gwen Henry, CPA,

DuPage County Treasurer