Lake County has earned multiple Sunshine Awards for satisfying the Illinois Policy Institute’s recommended 10-Point Transparency Checklist in an effort to promote open, accessible and transparent government. This online transparency portal aims to provide citizens the ability to easily access information about Lake County government.  

10. Taxes

  • The Lake County property tax rate for Tax Year 2014 (collected in 2015) was 0.682499. This is the only major tax set by Lake County government. (Lake County collects about 7% of your property tax payment. The rest goes to other taxing districts).
  • For details on all Lake County revenue sources, see our Annual Budget (PDF). For sales, income, and other taxes imposed by the State, visit the Illinois Department of Revenue.