(60 ILCS 1/30-165)
Fire protection; special taxing district.
(a) The electors may authorize the township board to contract with one or
more municipalities in the township or with the county within which the
township is located to furnish fire protection in the unincorporated area of
(b) With the approval of a majority of the voters in the unincorporated area
of a township, the township board may declare the unincorporated area of the
township a special fire district for tax purposes. Proof of that declaration
authorizes the county clerk to extend a tax upon the special fire district in
the amount specified in the annual township tax levy, but not more than a rate
of 0.40% of the value of taxable property as equalized or assessed by the
Department of Revenue.
(c) Any territory within a special fire district that is annexed to a
municipality that provides fire protection services within its corporate limits
shall be automatically disconnected from the township fire protection taxing
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)