Taxes and Other Funding
While nearly three-quarters of a DuPage County homeowner's tax bill goes to support schools, just 2 cents of every dollar paid funds all of the services the Forest Preserve District provides. During the tax year the homeowner of a house with a market value of $300,000 paid $162 to the District in property taxes.
The District also charges residents certain fees and permits for use of facilities and services. Those charges make up about 6 percent of the District’s overall revenues.
Revenues and Expenditures
To report on its financial position and the results of its operations the District uses fund accounting, which demonstrates legal compliance and aids financial management by segregating transactions related to certain functions and activities. Funds are either governmental or proprietary. Governmental funds account for most of the District’s general activities, such as land acquisition, capital development, servicing of general bonded debt and general operations. Proprietary funds account for business-type activities and receive a significant portion of their funding from user fees.
During fiscal year 2015 – 2016, the combined revenues of the District's governmental and proprietary funds totaled $81,538,796.
The combined expenses of governmental and proprietary funds totaled $61,443,415.