The Will County Clerk’s Tax Extension Department accepts the filings of budgets, levies, boundary changes and other documents as mandated by the Illinois Tax Code. The department is also responsible for the calculation of the property tax rates for all taxing districts in Will County. Property tax rate calculations are based partly on the amount of property tax funding taxing districts seek each year.
BUDGET & LEVY CERTIFICATION FORMS
The below forms are helpful templates for taxing districts to use if they wish. Districts are not required to use the County Clerk’s forms, and may instead create their own Budget & Levy certifications.
ANNEXATION & DISCONNECTION FILING INFORMATION
Any changes to the legal boundaries of a district must be approved by official action of the board of said district. The resulting ordinance must be filed with the County Clerk of the county in which the boundary change occurs in order for the tax rolls and voter rolls to properly reflect the change.
Upon passage, a district representative should file a certified copy of the annexation or disconnection ordinance, along with a plat or accurate map of the area to be annexed, with the County Clerk’s Tax Extension department. A copy of the ordinance and plat should also then be recorded. Please note that in Will County, the Clerk and Recorder are separate offices. Boundary change ordinances must be filed with BOTH offices
CONTACT A LOCAL TAXING DISTRICT
Property tax is a major source of revenue for local government bodies, funding many of the services they provide. Each year, those bodies determine how much revenue from property taxes is needed to fund their operations. This official determination, also known as their Levy, is filed with the County Clerk’s Tax Extension department each year by the last Tuesday in December.
To find direct contact information for districts with territory in Will County, please see the Will County Directory.
OTHER USEFUL LINKS
- Property Tax Code: 35 ILCS 200 – ilga.gov
- Current Real Estate Tax Bill Information – willcountytreasurer.com
- Deeds & Other Recorded Documents – willcountyrecorder.com
- Permits, Zoning, Ordinances & Code Enforcement – willcountylanduse.com