2021 Millage Renewal Proposals

The millage renewal proposals on the Nov. 2, 2021 ballot are:

*Public Safety
Headlee Override Millage Renewal 1.065 Mills ($1.065 per $1,000 Taxable Value)
*Solid Waste Headlee Override Millage Renewal 0.4655 Mill ($0.4655 per $1,000 Taxable Value)


Millage Renewal Facts

  • Two renewal questions to appear on the Nov. 2 ballot;
  • The proposed millage renewals are not a tax increase;
  • Even if these renewals are passed, residents will continue to see a decrease in the City's millage rate due to statutory millage rollbacks. In fact, the City's millage rate has decreased by almost 10% since 2015 due to these rollbacks and the responsible refinancing of debt;
  • The City will lose about $835,000 of revenue annually if these millages are not renewed.

Public Safety Headlee Override Millage Renewal 1.065 Mills ($1.065 per $1,000 Taxable Value)

Originally approved in 2011 to help fund personnel, equipment and operations of the public safety department.  If passed, this renewal will continue to fund important initiatives like community policing, department-wide body cameras, the K-9 unit, purchasing a new firetruck and basic operations.

Solid Waste Headlee Override Millage Renewal 0.4655 Mill ($0.4655 per $1,000 Taxable Value)

Originally approved in 2011 to help support the solid waste fund.  If passed, this renewal will continue to fund items that help keep Oak Park clean and environmentally responsible, such as street sweeping, leaf pick-up, recycling efforts and trash and recycling roll-off carts and compost bins for residential use.


What does this mean for an Oak Park Property Owner?

  • These are millage renewals. Voting yes will not increase your taxes! ​
  • You will see a decrease in your City tax rate due to statutory millage rollbacks (Headlee and Proposal A). ​
  • ​The City’s millage rate has decreased by 10% since 2015.​
  • Before the Great Recession, the average Oak Park homeowner actually paid more in taxes than they do today. The average tax bill in 2007-08 was $2,393 and for 2020-21 it is $2,323.30.​

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