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.
The City of St. Charles does not require:
General Business Licenses
Annual Dog and Cat Licenses*
*Visit Kane County Animal Control website for information about required fees from the county.
For information about required City permits and licenses, visit our Forms, Permits and Records webpage.