Property Tax

The City of Batavia does not set the total tax rate that appears on your bill, nor does it set the value of your property on which the rate is charged.  Values are set by the Township Assessor of the township that your property is located within.  Please contact the appropriate township if you have a question on the value assigned to your property.  Taxes are collected by Kane County and then distributed to each taxing body.  Information on the tax appeal process can be found on the Kane County website.  

The following is a typical 2016 total tax bill (paid in 2017) for property in the City of Batavia. If your property is in a special service area (SSA), you may pay additional taxes. Property that is in a tax increment finance district (TIF) is not subject to additional tax but the distribution of the tax goes to the City of Batavia for a defined period of time to help pay for redevelopment. The portion of property tax that is paid to the City of Batavia is the same regardless of your property location; however, property within the City may be in different school, library, park or township districts. The example below represents the largest portion of taxpayers in the City.

Township Information


For more information please go to the appropriate township website - Batavia Township or Geneva Township for assessment information or to Kane County Treasurer for tax bill or payment information or to Kane County Assessor for further assessment information.
Taxing Entity
Rate % of Total
City of Batavia
0.697011 7.56%
Kane County and Forest Preserve
0.645384 7.00%
Batavia Township and Road District
0.142750 1.55%
Batavia Schools
6.172804 66.99%
Waubonsee College
0.560691 6.09%
Batavia Park District
0.554019 6.01%
Batavia Library
0.441561 4.79%
Typical Total for 2016
9.214220 100.00%