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Special Service Areas
Special Service Area Purpose
There are a few types of Special Service Areas. In Elburn, SSA's are site-specific property taxes used to maintain stormwater and open space facilities. SSA taxes collected for one area cannot be used in another area or for another purpose that was not authorized when the SSA was established. The SSA property tax is in addition to the overall village property tax and is paid directly through your annual tax bill from the county. The advantage of this SSA system is that a resident or business owner can only be charged for the system facilities that they use.

Other Community Special Service Area Taxes
In other communities, SSA's are sometimes used to offset development costs fronted by the developer. These development costs may include such things as the construction of roads, stormwater and sanitary sewers, water mains, or site amenities. Other development costs are eligible as well. This other type of SSA results in a much higher property tax bill because the value of the home did not include the real cost of developing the site. The homeowner pays the additional development cost through a property tax bill that is much higher. Often the new home buyer doesn't realize that the lower home price comes with a much higher property tax bill. The Village of Elburn does not have any of these SSA's. Elburn's SSA rates are expressed in cents per $100.00 of Equalized Assessed Valuation (EAV). Remember that your EAV is one-third of the assessed value of your property.

Elburn Special Service Areas
View the list of SSA's in Elburn.

SSA 1 - Prairie Valley / Prairie Highlands 
  • As part of the 1992 annexation of Prairie Valley and Prairie Highlands Subdivisions, SSA 1 was established to have a maximum tax rate of $0.30 per $100.00 of EAV.
  • For the 2013 taxes payable in 2010, the rate is $0.06 per $100.00 of EAV.

SSA 2 - Blackberry Creek Subdivision
  • As part of the 2001 approval of the Blackberry Creek Subdivision, SSA 2 was established to have a maximum tax rate of $0.50 per $100.00 of EAV.
  • For the 2013 taxes payable in 2010, the rate is $0.05 per $100.00 of EAV.

SSA 3 - Jewel Food Stores / Edgemark Development
  • As part of the 2002 annexation of the Jewel / Edgemark property, SSA 3 was established to have a maximum tax rate of $0.40 per $100.00 of EAV.
  • For the 2009 taxes payable in 2010, the rate is $0.00 per $100.00 of EAV.
  • This is a stand-by SSA, which means that as long as the owner / operator of the site maintains the site, the village does not assess the tax.

SSA 4 - Prairie Valley North Commercial Center
  • As part of the 2004 approval of the Prairie Valley North Commercial Center, SSA 4 was established to have a maximum tax rate of $0.75 per $100.00 of EAV.
  • For the 2009 taxes payable in 2010, the rate is $0.00 per $100.00 of EAV.
  • This is a stand-by SSA, which means that as long as the owner / operator of the site maintains the site, the village does not assess the tax.

SSA 5 - Welch Creek Business Center
  • As part of the 2004 annexation of the Welch Creek Business Center, SSA 5 was established to have a maximum tax rate of $0.50 per $100.00 of EAV.
  • For the 2009 taxes payable in 2010, the rate is $0.00 per $100.00 of EAV.
  • This is a stand-by SSA, which means that as long as the owner / operator of the site maintains the site, the village does not assess the tax.