Naperville residents may be surprised when they open their property tax bills.
For the second year in a row home values in DuPage County have decreased, yet property tax bills have increased.
Rates dropped 5.9% in 2010, then in 2011 home values went down 6.6%.
But this year, residents are paying 2.53% more.
The bills are calculated by the County Clerk based on how much local taxed bodies request.
Those organizations include the city, school districts, and park districts.
“I was kind of shocked to see the increase and so I’m a bit confused.” said Jay Gupta, a Naperville resident.
“I was surpised,” said Anand Setlur, a Naperville resident. “This time our evaluation went down but our property taxes went up.”
“I think that some of the increase is probably good for us but I think we probably are paying more tax,” said Jagruti Dave, a Naperville resident.
Will County’s levy requests went up as well, theirs by about half a percent.
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