Property Tax Comparisons
How Does Elmhurst Compare?
The City of Elmhurst (City only) 2011 property tax rate of $0.5360 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 Glen Ellyn having a lower rate.
2011 Tax Rate
Elmhurst's overall property tax rate in 2011 is $6.0022 (per $100 of equalized assessed value) for Elmhurst residents in York Township and $6.0635 for Addison Township residents. Even with a 9.9% increase in the City's rate, (mostly due to the citywide decrease in EAV of 5.5%) Elmhurst maintains a favorable overall property tax rate with only 8 of 34 communities in DuPage County having a lower tax rate.
The City’s rate of $0.5360 is only 8.93% 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 $4.1257 follows this pattern and represents 68.74% of the Elmhurst property tax bill.
To find out the breakdown of your total property tax bill, view the Breakdown of the Property Tax Bill