Taxpayers in Glendale Heights need relief from oppressively high property taxes. At an annual rate of 3.3% of their home value, they pay the highest combined property taxes in DuPage, significantly higher than the county average of 2.46% of home value.
High property taxes hurt homeowners trying to make ends meet and discourage economic investment and job creation from businesses.
According to the Tax Foundation, the average effective property tax rate nationwide is only 1.1%. This means Glendale Heights taxpayers are paying a property tax rate 3 times the national average.
Local governments in Illinois traditionally raise the annual property tax levies away from the prying eyes of taxpayers in late November and December when families are busy planning for the holidays and wrapping up the year financially.
The first step in battling oppressively high property taxes is to make sure the problem doesn’t get any worse.
All local governments in Glendale Heights need to freeze or lower their property tax levy for taxes paid in 2022.
By filling out the form on this page, you will send a message to local legislators in the following districts to freeze or lower property taxes: Village of Glendale Heights, DuPage County, College of DuPage, Glenbard School District 87 (High School), Marquart School District 15, and Queen Bee School District 16.More info:
According to WalletHub.com, Illinois had the highest combined state and local tax rates on a median U.S. household, at 15.1%, nearly 40% higher than the national average.
Illinois has the 2nd highest property tax rate in the nation, at 2.16%.