The City of Elmhurst (City only) 2015 property tax rate of $0.5159 places Elmhurst basically in the middle of all city/villages rates within DuPage County. However, Elmhurst's position becomes extremely favorable when considering fire protection services.
18 communities in DuPage County are served by fire protection districts, which levy their own property taxes. Elmhurst and 15 other communities provide their own fire protection services funded by their city or village budgets. Considering this fact, Elmhurst has the fourth lowest city property tax rate in DuPage County, with only the Village of Oak Brook, Hinsdale and Naperville having a lower rate.
Elmhurst's overall property tax rate in 2015 is $7.0776 (per $100 of equalized assessed value) for Elmhurst residents in York Township and $7.1566 for Addison Township residents. A total decrease of 8.16% in the City's rate, was the largest in DuPage County. Elmhurst maintains a favorable overall property tax rate with only 7 of 34 communities in DuPage County having a lower tax rate.
The City’s rate of $0.5159 is only 7.29% of the total tax bill paid by Elmhurst residents (York Township). For most Illinois communities, property taxes levied by local school districts usually make up the largest portion of the property tax bill. The Elmhurst Unit School District 205 rate of $5.0648 follows this pattern and represents 71.56% of the Elmhurst property tax bill.