Last year McHenry County real estate taxpayers were billed $797,419,250.88.
This year the McHenry County Clerk’s Office has determined that bills amounting to $809,385,180.76 will be issued.
That’s a dollar increase of $11,965,930, a percentage increase of 1.5%.
The Property Tax Cap allows local governments to obtain 1.5%, plus new buildings.
The assessed valuation is $7,886,571,742. (That’s $7.9 billion.)
Some tax districts held their tax requests relatively constant.
McHenry County government and McHenry County College, for instance.
Others took as much as they could get.
Glenda Miller, the Chief Deputy McHenry County Treasurer reports that the bills will be mailed on May 2nd. The first installment will be due June 4th and the second September 4th.
Below is a table showing what was requested last year (called the “extension”) for countywide governments, junior colleges and school districts, plus what will be requested of taxpayers this year. (Remember that the property tax cycle is always on year behind, so the 2012 extension was collected in 2013 and the 2013 extension will be collected this year.)
|Tax District||2012 Extension||2013 Extension||% Change|
|McHenry County Conservation District||19,565,165||19,713,015||0.76%|
|Elgin Community College||4,368,547||3,984,898||-8.78%||McH Co only|
|McHenry County College||26,917,740||26,922,036||0.02%|
|Grade School Districts|
|Nippersink (Richmond-Spring Grove) Grade School Dist 2||10,779,926||12,101,943||12.26%|
|Fox River Grove Grade School Dist 3||5,552,780||5,551,436||-0.02%|
|McHenry Grade School Dist 15||46,121,592||47,596,924||3.20%|
|Riley Grade School Dist 18||3,672,942||3,747,447||2.03%|
|Cary Grade School Dist 26||21,997,245||22,505,622||2.31%|
|Harrison (Wonder Lake) Grade School Dist 36||4,411,171||4,489,751||1.78%|
|Prairie Grove Grade School Dist 46||9,966,783||9,934,965||-0.32%|
|Crystal Lake Grade School Dist 47||69,275,174||70,715,547||2.08%|
|High School Districts|
|Marengo Grade School Dist 165||6,593,399||6,705,516||1.70%|
|Marengo High School Dist 154||9,535,261||9,775,357||2.52%|
|Crystal Lake High School Dist 155||70,415,851||71,672,171||1.78%|
|McHenry High School Dist 156||25,581,470||25,385,979||-0.76%|
|Richmond-Burton High School Dist 157||10,375,229||10,678,728||2.93%|
|Unit School Districts|
|Johnsburg Unit School Dist 12||19,949,096||20,707,035||3.80%|
|Alden-Hebron Unit School Dist 19||4,246,359||4,056,732||-4.47%|
|Harvard Unit School Dist 50||13,729,426||14,116,821||2.82%|
|Wauconda Unit School Dist 118||6,649,265||6,723,377||1.11%||McH Co only|
|Huntley Unit School Dist 158||49,948,610||51,621,632||3.35%||McH Co only|
|Woodstock Unit School Dist 200||58,177,080||58,706,774||0.91%|
|Barrington Unit School Dist 220||4,868,733||4,238,905||-12.94%||McH Co only|
|Carpentersville Unit School Dist 300||47,967,724||49,090,325||2.34%||McH Co only|