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.
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.