In accordance with chapter 35 section 200/18-50 of the Illinois Compiled Statute, the governing authority of each taxing district shall file with the County Clerk a certified copy of their budget/appropriation ordinance within 30 days of its adoption. The taxing district’s Chief Fiscal Officer must also certify an estimate of anticipated revenues, by source, with the County Clerk within 30 days of its adoption. The Certification of Budget/Appropriation certifies that the budget is a true and correct copy and that the Estimate of Revenues by source is also a true statement. This form should be filed along with the budget and estimate of revenues by source.
If a taxing district proposes and aggregate levy that is more than 5 percent higher than the total amount of taxes it billed in the previous year, it must publish the required notice in a local newspaper and hold a public hearing. Each taxing district must certify to the County Clerk that it has complied with all Truth-in-Taxation requirements when it certifies its levy to the County Clerk.
The Certification of Tax Levy certifies that the Levy Ordinance is a true and correct copy. This form must be filed with the Levy Ordinance each year.