DeKalb County Treasurer Christine J. Johnson’s office has made the first distribution of DeKalb County real estate taxes.
Of the $222,831,811.58 to be collected, $21,213,349.04 or 9.5%, has been collected and distributed to date, and a second distribution will occur prior to the end of June. “By law the first tax distribution is not required to be made until within 30 days after the first installment due date, which would be the first week in July. Our office will have, by that time, made two distributions of tax money to the taxing districts to assist them with their cash flow needs,” Johnson said.
From this distribution, $2,311,963.36 has been distributed to DeKalb County and the DeKalb County Forest Preserve District, $864,354.17 to townships and township road and bridge districts, $377,738.88 to libraries, $1,464,915.25 to cities and villages, $467,437.03 has been sent to fire districts, $805,389.90 has gone to park districts, school districts have received $12,577,860.31, $1,270,231.40 has gone to community colleges, $1,039,484.68 to TIF districts, and $33,974.06 has been distributed to drainage districts.
Tax distribution reports are accessible on line at www.dekalbcounty.org. From the DeKalb County home page, choose “Departments”. Then choose “Treasurer/Collector”. Choose “Property Tax Information” on the left side of the page. Follow the link marked “Property Tax Distribution Reports”.