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City of St. Charles Tax Facts

Real Estate Tax Information

  • The City's Portion of Property Taxes:  Approximately 10.3% of the total property tax bill.

  • For example, in 2023, a resident in a $300,000 home pays about $775 in property taxes to the City to help pay for critical services such as police, fire and public works.

  • City Property Tax Rate: $0.824488. The rate reflects the 2023 levy year payable in 2024.

  • City of St. Charles Equalized Assessed Value (EAV): $1,772,349,777 (or about $5.3 billion estimated actual value; 9 straight years of growth).

Sales Tax Information

  • Total General Merchandise Sales Tax Rate 8.5%. This is distributed as follows:

    • State of Illinois          5.00% 

    • City Municipal           1.00%

    • City Home Rule         1.50% (Increased 7/1/23 by 0.050% for Capital)

    • RTA                              0.75%

    • Kane County              0.25%

  • Total Qualifying Food and Drug Rate is 1.75%, distributed as follows:
    • City Municipal            1.00%
    •  RTA                             0.75%         
  • Total Titled Vehicle Rate is 7.0%.  City receives 1% of this amount

Other Tax Information:

Alcohol Tax Rate                 3.00% for Alcoholic Beverages Served and Package Sales

Hotel Tax Rate                     6.00% of 94% of Gross Rental Revenues

Local Fuel Tax Rate            $0.02 Per Gallon of Fuel Sold Within the City

Tax or Fees Not Imposed

  • The City of St. Charles does not require a real estate transfer tax or stamp
  • The City of St. Charles does not impose a natural gas tax
  • The City of St. Charles does not require vehicle stickers
  • The City of St. Charles does not require dog or cat licenses

Annual Budget

Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR)

Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR)

Police Pension Fund Annual Financial Report

Firefighter's Pension Fund Annual Financial Report

Auditor's Management Letter

Treasurer's Report

Total Compensation Report

IMRF Pension Information

Moody's Ratings

Key Pages

General contact info

2 E. Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 762-7002

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Invoices and Statements


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