What is a Special Service Area (SSA)?

A Special Service Area (SSA) is a segregated section of the Village that benefits from and pays additional tax on a specific capital improvement. For example, water system improvements that are homeowners' responsibility can be costly; the Village may elect to issue bonds on behalf of the homeowners to make the payment more manageable.

Since the burden of repayment lies with the homeowners a separate tax is levied against the affected properties only and is not included in the Village's regular tax rate.

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1. How much of my property tax bill goes to the Village?
2. What do I get for my money?
3. Who determines how much I pay in property taxes?
4. Why do I pay my bill to the County when some of my money goes to the Village?
5. What are abatements?
6. What is a Special Service Area (SSA)?
7. Why is my water bill so high?
8. My water was shut-off, but I didn't receive a bill. Why?
9. I just moved to Carpentersville and need to set-up a water account. What do I need?