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Almost property tax bill time : News : Oswego Ledger-Sentinel : Hometown Newspaper for Oswego and Montgomery, Illinois
Almost property tax bill time
by Matt Schury


It looks like your property tax bill should be arriving in your mailbox around May 2, according to Kendall County Treasurer Jill Ferko.

The bills, due in two installments, (normally in early June and late September) are not a welcome sight to taxpayers but getting the bills out earlier means taxing bodies can avoid having to take out tax anticipation warrants (TAWS), Ferko said. TAWS are generally low interest loans districts take out to cover their bills until they receive a payment from the treasurer's office.

"It's still a little early to make that call but right now that (May 2) is the date we are shooting for," she said.

The tax bills are based on a home's assessed valuation and levies the taxing bodies have requested.

As of late last week, the tax rates for the bills were still being calculated by Kendall County Clerk Debbie Gillette's office, which then sends them to the treasurer's office to be printed and mailed.

"(Gillette) applies the rates for the taxing districts, so once she calculates the rates she rolls it down to us and then we take all of that information and it goes onto the tax bill," Ferko said.

Gillette explained that she hopes to wrap up her process by the end of this week.

"They are on their way," she said. "We are on a normal timetable. I think we are right on schedule with where we have been for probably the last four or five years."

Most people pay their tax bills through an escrow account they set up through their bank or mortgage company that collects money for the tax bill on a monthly basis.

Residents can pay their bills in person at the treasurer's office located at 111 West Fox Street, Yorkville. They can also visit their local bank to make payments, mail in a check or pay online at Taxpayers can also opt to have the amount automatically deducted from their checking accounts for next year's bill. More information is available at

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