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35 ILCS 200/Art. 18 Div. 5.1
(35 ILCS 200/Art. 18 Div. 5.1 heading)
One-year Property Tax Extension Limitation Law.
35 ILCS 200/18-246
(35 ILCS 200/18-246)
Short title; definitions.
This Division 5.1 may be cited as the One-year Property Tax
Extension Limitation Law.
As used in this Division 5.1:
"Taxing district" has the same meaning provided in Section 1-150, except that
it includes only each non-home rule taxing district with the majority of its
1993 equalized assessed value contained in one or more affected counties, as
defined in Section 18-185, other than those taxing districts subject to the
Property Tax Extension Limitation Law before February 12, 1995 (the effective date of Public Act 89-1).
"Aggregate extension" means the annual corporate extension for the taxing
district and those special purpose extensions that are made annually for the
taxing district, excluding special purpose extensions: (a) made for the taxing
district to pay interest or principal on general obligation bonds that were
approved by referendum; (b) made for any taxing district to pay interest or
principal on general obligation bonds issued before March 1, 1995; (c) made for
any taxing district to pay interest or principal on bonds issued to refund or
continue to refund those bonds issued before March 1, 1995; (d) made for any
taxing district to pay interest or principal on bonds issued to refund or
continue to refund bonds issued after March 1, 1995 that were approved by
referendum; (e) made for any taxing district to pay interest or principal on
revenue bonds issued before March 1, 1995 for payment of which a property tax
levy or the full faith and
credit of the unit of local government is pledged; however, a tax for the
payment of interest or principal on those bonds shall be made only after the
governing body of the unit of local government finds that all other sources for
payment are insufficient to make those payments; (f) made for payments under a
building commission lease when the lease payments are for the retirement of
bonds issued by the commission before March 1, 1995, to pay
for the building project; (g) made for payments due under installment contracts
entered into before March 1, 1995; and (h) made for payments
of principal and interest on bonds issued under the Metropolitan Water
Reclamation District Act to finance construction projects initiated before
October 1, 1991.
"Special purpose extensions" includes, but is not limited to, extensions for
levies made on an annual basis for unemployment compensation, workers'
compensation, self-insurance, contributions to pension plans, and extensions
made under Section 6-601 of the Illinois Highway Code for a road district's
permanent road fund, whether levied annually or not. The extension for a
special service area is not included in the aggregate extension.
"Aggregate extension base" means the taxing district's aggregate extension
for the 1993 levy year as adjusted under Section 18-248.
"Levy year" has the same meaning as "year" under Section 1-155.
"New property" means (i) the assessed value, after final board of review
or board of appeals action, of new improvements or additions to existing
improvements on any parcel of real property that increase the assessed value of
that real property during the levy year multiplied by the equalization factor
issued by the Department under Section 17-30 and (ii) the assessed value, after
final board of review or
board of appeals action, of real property not exempt from real estate taxation,
which real property was exempt from real estate taxation for any portion of the
immediately preceding levy year, multiplied by the equalization factor issued
by the Department under Section 17-30.
"Recovered tax increment value" means the amount of the 1994 equalized
assessed value, in the first year after a city terminates the designation of
an area as a redevelopment project area previously established under the Tax
Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code
or previously established under the Industrial Jobs Recovery
Law of the Illinois Municipal Code, or previously established under the
Economic Development Area Tax Increment Allocation Act, of each
taxable lot, block, tract, or parcel of real property in the redevelopment
project area over and above the initial equalized assessed value of each
property in the redevelopment project area.
Except as otherwise provided in this Section, "limiting rate" means a
fraction the numerator of which is the aggregate extension base times 1.05
and the denominator of which is the 1994 equalized assessed value of all real
property in the territory under the jurisdiction of the taxing district during
the 1993 levy year. The denominator shall not include new property and shall
not include the recovered tax increment value.
(Source: P.A. 102-558, eff. 8-20-21.)
35 ILCS 200/18-247
(35 ILCS 200/18-247)
Tax extensions for the 1994 levy year made
under Sections 18-45 and 18-105 are further limited by the provisions of this
For those taxing districts for which the county clerk extended taxes for any
funds included in the aggregate extension base for the 1993 levy year, the
county clerk shall extend a rate for the sum of the funds in the aggregate
extension base that is no greater than the limiting rate.
This limitation does not apply to those taxing districts for which the county
clerk did not extend taxes for any funds included in the aggregate extension
base for the 1993 levy year, except that it does apply to those districts that
have an aggregate extension base established under subsection (a) of Section
If the county clerk is required to reduce the aggregate extension of a taxing
district by provisions of this Law, the county clerk shall proportionally
reduce the extension for each fund unless otherwise requested by the taxing
(Source: P.A. 89-1, eff. 2-12-95.)
35 ILCS 200/18-248
(35 ILCS 200/18-248)
Adjustments to the limiting rate.
(a) Merging and consolidating taxing districts. For purpose of this Law,
when 2 or more taxing districts merge or consolidate, the sum of the last
preceding aggregate extension for each taxing district shall be combined for
the resulting merged or consolidated taxing district. When a service performed
by one taxing
district is transferred to another taxing district, that part of the aggregate
extension base for that purpose shall be transferred and added to the aggregate
extension base of the transferee taxing district for purposes of this Law and
shall be deducted from the aggregate extension base of the transferor taxing
(b) Annexed or disconnected property. If property is annexed into the
taxing district or is disconnected from a taxing district during the current
levy year, the calculation of the limiting rate under Section 18-246 is not
affected. The rates as limited under this Law are applied to all property in
the district for the 1994 levy year, excluding property that was annexed after
the adoption of the levy for the current levy year.
(c) Rate increase or decrease factor. When a new rate or a rate increase or
decrease that is first effective for the 1994 levy year has been approved by
referendum, the aggregate extension base, as adjusted in subsection (a),
shall be multiplied by a rate increase or decrease factor. The
numerator of the rate increase or decrease factor is the total combined rate
for the funds that made up the aggregate extension for the taxing district for
the 1993 levy year plus the rate increase approved or minus the rate decrease
approved. The denominator of the rate increase or decrease factor is the total
combined rate for the funds that made up the aggregate extension for the 1993
levy year. For those taxing districts for which a new rate or a rate increase
has been approved by referendum held after December 31, 1989, and that did not
increase their rate to the new maximum rate for that fund, the rate increase
factor for the 1994 levy year shall be adjusted by a factor the numerator of
which is the portion of the new or increased rate for which taxes were not
extended plus the aggregate rate in effect for the levy year prior to the levy
year in which the referendum was passed and the denominator of which is the
aggregate rate in effect for the levy year prior to the levy year in which the
referendum was passed.
(d) Tax increment financing districts. Extensions allocable to a special
tax allocation fund and the amount of taxes abated under Sections 18-165 and
18-170 are not included in the aggregate extension base when computing the
(Source: P.A. 89-1, eff. 2-12-95.)
35 ILCS 200/18-249
(35 ILCS 200/18-249)
(a) Certification of new property. For the 1994 levy year, the chief county
assessment officer shall certify to the county clerk, after all changes by the
board of review or board of appeals, as the case may be, the assessed value of
new property by taxing district for the 1994 levy year under rules promulgated
by the Department.
(b) School Code. A school district's State aid shall not be reduced under
the computation under subsections 5(a) through 5(h) of Part A of Section 18-8
of the School Code or under Section 18-8.15 of the School Code due to the
operating tax rate falling from above the minimum requirement of that Section
of the School Code to below the minimum requirement of that Section of the
School Code due to the operation of this Law.
(c) Rules. The Department shall make and promulgate reasonable rules
relating to the administration of the purposes and provisions of Sections
18-246 through 18-249 as may be necessary or appropriate.
(Source: P.A. 100-465, eff. 8-31-17.)
35 ILCS 200/18-249.5
(35 ILCS 200/18-249.5)
The provisions of the One-year Property Tax
Extension Limitation Law are severable under Section 1.31 of the Statute on
(Source: P.A. 89-1, eff. 2-12-95.)