Understanding Illinois Property Taxes

Overview of Illinois Taxes

Illinois collects a total of $119,201,850,000 in revenue every year. Of that, $28,624,697,000 comes from property taxes, or 24.0% of total revenue. As a result, Illinois has the 2nd highest property tax rate in the country, which is 87.6% more than the national average of 1.06%. Generally speaking, states where property taxes make up a higher percentage of total state revenue have higher property tax rates, and states where property taxes make up a smaller percentage of state revenue have lower property tax rates.

How does this translate to what homeowners actually pay? The average home value across Illinois is $228,377, meaning the average Illinois homeowner pays 2.00% of their home value every year in property taxes, or $19.97 for every $1,000 in home value.

Property Tax Calendar

Illinois's property tax system is governed by state statute, which means that despite significant variation in what homeowners in different parts of Illinois, there are important constants. Illinois's assessment date, which is both the point in time when the owner of a property is liable for property tax and the point in time at the property's value is determined, is January 1. Illinois property tax appeals, which allow homeowners to contest the assessment, starts 30 days after notice is mailed. The date which property tax bills become due on is Varies.

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If you are are a current homeowner in Illinois or are looking at buying a specific property in Illinois, check out our Illinois Property Tax Calculator to determine if you should consider appealing your property tax assessment.

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Property Tax Information for Illinois Counties

The table below will help provide more information about how property taxes work in each county in Illinois.

County Average Home Value Average Tax Bill Bill per $1,000
Adams County $130,305 $2,160 $16.60
Alexander County $74,443 $857 $11.50
Bond County $135,733 $2,215 $16.30
Boone County $187,881 $4,027 $21.40
Brown County $108,829 $1,569 $14.40
Bureau County $121,371 $2,375 $19.60
Calhoun County $140,897 $1,896 $13.50
Carroll County $131,074 $2,395 $18.30
Cass County $92,362 $1,711 $18.50
Champaign County $163,994 $3,428 $20.90
Christian County $103,788 $1,669 $16.10
Clark County $114,211 $1,872 $16.40
Clay County $111,905 $1,300 $11.60
Clinton County $150,165 $2,607 $17.40
Coles County $124,932 $2,275 $18.20
Cook County $283,514 $5,041 $17.80
Crawford County $108,337 $1,568 $14.50
Cumberland County $109,753 $1,695 $15.40
DeKalb County $183,049 $4,818 $26.30
De Witt County $129,924 $2,125 $16.40
Douglas County $123,118 $2,450 $19.90
DuPage County $332,411 $6,713 $20.20
Edgar County $102,880 $1,626 $15.80
Edwards County $86,226 $1,202 $13.90
Effingham County $149,195 $2,211 $14.80
Fayette County $118,104 $1,527 $12.90
Ford County $108,681 $2,196 $20.20
Franklin County $85,185 $1,160 $13.60
Fulton County $112,279 $1,926 $17.20
Gallatin County $75,182 $915 $12.20
Greene County $119,634 $1,397 $11.70
Grundy County $197,353 $4,021 $20.40
Hamilton County $103,033 $1,221 $11.90
Hancock County $110,624 $1,774 $16.00
Hardin County $97,645 $837 $8.60
Henderson County $104,132 $1,625 $15.60
Henry County $139,329 $2,537 $18.20
Iroquois County $116,840 $2,364 $20.20
Jackson County $122,350 $2,246 $18.40
Jasper County $123,023 $1,438 $11.70
Jefferson County $110,529 $1,630 $14.70
Jersey County $150,748 $2,320 $15.40
Jo Daviess County $180,850 $2,911 $16.10
Johnson County $114,025 $1,475 $12.90
Kane County $246,526 $6,115 $24.80
Kankakee County $156,204 $3,355 $21.50
Kendall County $222,536 $6,105 $27.40
Knox County $103,942 $1,927 $18.50
Lake County $337,196 $7,775 $23.10
LaSalle County $146,652 $3,044 $20.80
Lawrence County $100,379 $1,240 $12.30
Lee County $139,856 $2,680 $19.20
Livingston County $131,918 $2,935 $22.30
Logan County $114,741 $2,153 $18.80
McDonough County $110,701 $2,122 $19.20
McHenry County $237,813 $6,170 $25.90
McLean County $173,411 $3,874 $22.30
Macon County $118,504 $2,426 $20.50
Macoupin County $123,800 $1,837 $14.80
Madison County $145,588 $2,869 $19.70
Marion County $90,753 $1,508 $16.60
Marshall County $120,006 $2,533 $21.10
Mason County $92,963 $1,826 $19.60
Massac County $95,171 $1,419 $14.90
Menard County $133,304 $2,590 $19.40
Mercer County $118,786 $2,237 $18.80
Monroe County $200,103 $3,704 $18.50
Montgomery County $103,217 $1,836 $17.80
Morgan County $116,712 $2,089 $17.90
Moultrie County $119,620 $2,149 $18.00
Ogle County $158,328 $3,276 $20.70
Peoria County $156,298 $3,313 $21.20
Perry County $93,693 $1,523 $16.30
Piatt County $149,668 $2,668 $17.80
Pike County $95,123 $1,486 $15.60
Pope County $133,451 $1,415 $10.60
Pulaski County $85,038 $996 $11.70
Putnam County $143,489 $2,331 $16.20
Randolph County $121,443 $1,585 $13.10
Richland County $106,526 $1,487 $14.00
Rock Island County $135,885 $2,880 $21.20
St. Clair County $145,619 $2,935 $20.20
Saline County $91,476 $1,539 $16.80
Sangamon County $149,716 $2,923 $19.50
Schuyler County $94,678 $1,704 $18.00
Scott County $102,815 $1,416 $13.80
Shelby County $103,929 $1,791 $17.20
Stark County $97,853 $1,773 $18.10
Stephenson County $142,561 $2,815 $19.70
Tazewell County $153,145 $2,963 $19.30
Union County $118,573 $1,516 $12.80
Vermilion County $93,662 $1,718 $18.30
Wabash County $107,193 $1,592 $14.90
Warren County $110,901 $1,867 $16.80
Washington County $130,314 $2,295 $17.60
Wayne County $92,698 $1,141 $12.30
White County $91,115 $1,129 $12.40
Whiteside County $124,336 $2,506 $20.20
Will County $235,921 $5,836 $24.70
Williamson County $119,727 $1,866 $15.60
Winnebago County $132,484 $3,584 $27.00
Woodford County $175,937 $3,446 $19.60

Want to learn more about Illinois property taxes? Check out out our county-specific property tax pages linked below:

Adams County Alexander County Bond County
Boone County Brown County Bureau County
Calhoun County Carroll County Cass County
Champaign County Christian County Clark County
Clay County Clinton County Coles County
Cook County Crawford County Cumberland County
DeKalb County De Witt County Douglas County
DuPage County Edgar County Edwards County
Effingham County Fayette County Ford County
Franklin County Fulton County Gallatin County
Greene County Grundy County Hamilton County
Hancock County Hardin County Henderson County
Henry County Iroquois County Jackson County
Jasper County Jefferson County Jersey County
Jo Daviess County Johnson County Kane County
Kankakee County Kendall County Knox County
Lake County LaSalle County Lawrence County
Lee County Livingston County Logan County
McDonough County McHenry County McLean County
Macon County Macoupin County Madison County
Marion County Marshall County Mason County
Massac County Menard County Mercer County
Monroe County Montgomery County Morgan County
Moultrie County Ogle County Peoria County
Perry County Piatt County Pike County
Pope County Pulaski County Putnam County
Randolph County Richland County Rock Island County
St. Clair County Saline County Sangamon County
Schuyler County Scott County Shelby County
Stark County Stephenson County Tazewell County
Union County Vermilion County Wabash County
Warren County Washington County Wayne County
White County Whiteside County Will County
Williamson County Winnebago County Woodford County

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