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City of St. Charles Tax Facts

Real Estate Tax Information

  • The City's Portion of Property Taxes:  Approximately 10% of the total property tax bill

  • City Property Tax Rate: $0.836141 (Approximately 10% of the total property tax rate for a property). The rate reflects the 2022 levy year payable in 2023.

  • City of St. Charles Rate Setting Equalized Assessed Value (EAV): $1,696,638,354.

  • Value is as of December of 2022 and represents the taxable value of all of the property within the City of St. Charles.

Other tax information:

*The City of St. Charles does not require a real estate transfer tax.

*The City of St. Charles imposes an additional tax of 3% of the sales price of alcoholic beverages sold in the City (for immediate consumption and package sales)

Sales Tax Information

  • General Merchandise Sales Tax Rate 8.5%*

    • 5% - State

    • 1% - City

    • 1.5% - Home Rule Sales Tax*

    • .25% - County

    • .75% - RTA

* Effective July 1, 2023 - The Home Rule Sales Tax was increased from 1% to 1.5% and the total general merchandise tax increased from 8% to 8.5% as of July 1, 2023.

Alcohol Tax Rate -  3%

Hotel/Motel Tax Rate -  6% of 94% of the gross rental revenues.

Local Fuel Tax Rate - $.02 per gallon of fuel sold within the City.

Licensing Information

  • ​The City of St. Charles does not require:

    • Vehicle Stickers

    • General Business Licenses

    • Annual Dog and Cat Licenses*

*Visit Kane County Animal Control website for information about required fees from the county. 


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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