Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners Approves 2017 Tax Levy

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Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Board Approves 2017 Tax Levy

(Nov. 8, 2017) — The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Board of Commissioners approved the agency’s $49.2 million 2017 tax levy, which represents an 8.9 percent decrease over the prior year and will support the 2018 – 2019 fiscal year budget.

The District decreased the levy by $4.8 million, which would mean about a $20 decrease in property taxes for the average DuPage County homeowner. The levy translates to approximately $145 in property taxes for the owner of a $300,000 home. For every dollar spent in property taxes by DuPage County residents, about 2 cents supports the District.

“By remaining vigilant to adhering to sound financial practices, we have been able to decrease the tax levy significantly from the prior year,” said Forest Preserve District of DuPage County President Joe Cantore.

The District maintains a balanced general fund that matches operating expenses with current-period revenues. Operations are funded primarily by property taxes.
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 4 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, five education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.


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