Property Tax Comparisons

How Does Elmhurst Compare?


The City of Elmhurst (City only) 2017 property tax rate of $0.4335 places Elmhurst basically in the bottom third 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 third lowest city property tax rate in DuPage County, with only the Villages of Oak Brook and Hinsdale having a lower rate.

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2017 Tax Rate


Elmhurst's overall property tax rate in 2017 is $6.3715 (per $100 of equalized assessed value) for Elmhurst residents in York Township and $6.4404 for Addison Township residents. A decrease of 4.02% in the total Elmhurst community rate, was in the top one-third of communities 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 $0.4335 decreased 4.14% from the 2016 levy and is only 6.53% 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 $4.6126 follows this pattern and represents 72.39% 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(PDF).