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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 

    • For example, in 2021, a resident in a $300K home paid $800.00 for a full year of city services.  The property tax bill for a property is calculated by taking the property's Equalized Assessed Valuation (EAV) multiplied by the property's total property tax rate. EAV approximates 1/3 of a property's market value.

  • City Property Tax Rate: $0.851564 (Approximately 10% of the total property tax rate for a property). The rate reflects the 2021 levy year payable in 2022.

  • City of St. Charles Equalized Assessed Value (EAV): $1,643,068,511.

  • Value is as of December of 2021 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

  • Sales Tax Rate 8%

    • 5% - State

    • 1% - City

    • 1% - Home Rule Sales Tax

    • .25% - County

    • .75% - RTA

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. 


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

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