Our website is here to provide you with accurate and relevant information about your property assessment and property taxes.
The Naperville Township Assessor's Office is charged with providing a fair and equitable appraisal of all the properties within their jurisdiction for tax purposes. By using the information provided by the assessors, DuPage County can accurately levy the taxes necessary to provide funding for your school districts, public services, transportation infrastructure and more. Click the button below to find your property.
Warren Dixon, III earned his Real Estate Appraisal license in 1997 and his Real Brokers license the following year in 1998. He has been a managing partner of Dixon Appraisal since 1997. Most recently he was employed as the chief commercial deputy assessor for Lockport Township and has also worked for both Aurora Township (2007-2009) and Lisle Township (2000-2002) as a deputy commercial and residential assessor. He is a past Member of the DuPage County Board of Review (2001-2012). He holds an active Certified Illinois Assessing Officer (CIAO) designation since 2000. He is a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) and is the current Vice President of the DuPage County Assessor's Association.
Warren is a graduate of Marmion Military Academy and attended both College of DuPage and Benedictine University. Dixon is a former Director and Head Coach of the Naperville Youth Football League, and coached both Wheatland Little League and Naperville Little League Baseball. He served four years as the Director of Aurora Catholic Special Religious Education Program at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and is a current parishioner at St. Thomas the Apostle in Naperville, IL. He is also on the Board of Directors for Naperville Responds for our Veterans.
He and his wife, Nicole, have been residents of the Naperville/Aurora area all their lives. They have three boys, Justin, Logan and Luke.
Warren began his position as the Assessor at the Naperville Township Assessor Office in 2014.
To assess means to determine the value of something. The Township Assessor is an elected official who determines the value of property for tax purposes. The Assessor does not estimate or compute the Real Estate Taxes, does not send out Tax Bills, and does not collect Property Taxes. The Assessor is responsible for the fair and equitable appraisal of every parcel of property in their jurisdiction.
The Township Assessor keeps Property Record Cards which contain all the pertinent information about each parcel. The information includes; a brief legal description, land size, dimensions of all buildings, building type, and quality of materials used in construction of the structure. Most of this information is gathered when the property is first built, and then updated after that by periodic field inspections. Property Record Cards are available for inspection during regular working hours at the Township Office. Some of this information is available online through this website.
The Township Assessor also receives copies of the Real Estate Transfer Declarations, or "green sheets", for homes that have sold in the area. This sales information, along with other facts and figures about housing conditions, goes into the evaluation process. By comparing recent sales of homes in a neighborhood, the Township Assessor estimates how much all homes in that area would be sold for on the open market. This is their Market Value.
Market Value, as used in the appraisal of real estate, is defined by the Appraisal Institute as:
The most probable price, as of a specified date, in cash or in terms equivalent to cash, or in other precisely revealed terms, for which the specified property rights should sell after reasonable exposure in a competitive market under all conditions requisite to a fair sale, with the buyer and seller each acting prudently, knowledgeably, for self interest, and assuming that neither is under duress.
The appraisal of the property is made by using all of this data to apply the three commonly used approaches to value; Cost , Income Capitalization and Sales Comparison Approach. The three estimates of value are then tempered by the Assessor's experience and judgment into a final estimated value.
The basis for all assessments and reassessments is Market Value (occasionally the terms "full value" or "fair cash value" are used. According to Illinois State law, all property in Illinois (except Cook County) should be assessed at 33.33%, or one-third of Market Value. This is known as the Level of Assessment. For example, if a home could be sold for $330,000, the Assessed Valuation would be approximately $110,000 ($330,000 x 33.33%). Once the Market Value of a property is determined, the Township Assessor places the value of the property at the required percentage which results in the Assessed Valuation.
The Assessed Valuation is the base which other county, city, township, and village officials use when they determine property taxes.
The Supervisor of Assessor Office is a county-level position that assists the Township Assessors by advising them in technical matters and informing them of current legislation which affects the assessment process. The office was created by state law, and any person holding this office is required to hold specific appraisal designations and pass a state examination. The Supervisor of Assessments also maintains records of exempt properties and exemptions such as the Senior Homestead, the Senior Citizens Freeze, and the Home Improvement exemption. In addition to these duties the Supervisor of Assessments may equalize assessments to achieve greater uniformity and equity within DuPage County.
Warren Dixon, III | Assessor
Naperville Township Assessor's Office
139 Water St
Naperville, IL 60540
8:30am - 4:30pm | Monday - Friday | Walk-ins
8:00 - 8:30am & 4:30 - 5:00pm | Monday - Friday | Appointment Only
Amount of parcels within Naperville Township of DuPage County.
Equal to 12.18 billion in market value.
The Naperville Township has been in operation since the mid-1800s.
Your annual property taxes are made up of levies from the individual taxing bodies that service your area. Each taxing body determines how much money is needed to operate during the coming year, and how much needs to be raised through property taxes. The amount to be raised is the levy. The levy is sent to the County Clerk where the tax rate is calculated by dividing the total amount of assessed value in the jurisdiction by the levy. The following charts display the breakdown for a typical home in Aurora within School District 204 and one for a home in Naperville within School District 203 boundaries.
Your tax bill will list all the Taxing Districts that you are paying taxes to.
The goal of the Assessor is to ensure all properties have a fair and equitable assessment. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at the number listed below or fill out our Contact Form. Our trained staff of assessors will be able to answer any questions you have about your property or the assessment process. More information can also be found on our Contact Us page.
Naperville Township Assessor's Office | 139 Water St | 2nd Floor | Naperville, IL 60540
630.355.2444 | 630.355.5810 | Info@NapervilleTownship.com
8:30am-4:30pm M-F | 8:00-8:30am & 4:30-5:00pm Appointment Only