Treasurer: Gwen Henry
Electronic Tax Bill Authorization
To receive your Real Estate Tax Bill via email instead of U.S. mail, complete the Electronic Bill Authorization form and return the completed form to the Treasurer's office per instructions on the
Dear Property Owners:
It seems that the time to send out the real estate tax
bills comes sooner each year. It really
doesn’t. We send the bills out at the
end of April each year. I have already
received a number of calls wanting to know when the bills would be received and
how much they owe. As I write this
letter, I do not know the amounts of the individual bills, but I understand
that the average tax rate is down 2.12% with the average bill up 2.38%. Remember this is an average, so it may not be
your experience. I have yet to meet the
I am currently able to share some of the more
interesting 2018 statistics. DuPage
County added 324 additional parcels in the county for this tax year. Since we have no additional land, this
increase comes from current parcels being divided. The assessed property value
in the County increased by 4.5% in 2018, the fourth year in a row for an
increase. We will collect approximately
$2,877, 001,757 and we will distribute the funds to the appropriate taxing
There are three critical factors in determining what
you pay. The first is the assessed value
of your property. 2019 will be a
“general assessment year.” During this
year, the assessor will view and determine as near as practicable the value of
each property. It is essential you
review the information provided by the assessor. If you think there is a problem with your
assessed value, contact your local assessor.
The telephone number is on your bill.
The second factor is exemptions you might be eligible
to receive. The most often missed is the
senior exemption. The senior exemptions
this year are on 62,891 parcels. If you
are 65 or older, check to make sure you have this exemption. There have been instances where taxpayers in
their eighties have never benefited from the exemption.
The third factor is the tax rate. It appears on the lower left side of the tax
bill. The rate is computed by the County
Clerk using the assessed value and the tax levies. Your tax rate may decrease but the tax
increase if the assessed value increases.
The Treasurer’s team is ready to assist you with your
questions and payments. Our website is
available 24/7. It has some interesting
information about your property including:
Property Tax distributions; Assessment information regarding your
property; a five (5) year Property Tax history as well as a Sale History or
your property. You can also print a
duplicate bill. We urge you to consider using ePay for your payments.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact my
office at 630-407-5900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is a privilege to serve you.
Gwen Henry, CPA, DuPage County Treasurer