The DuPage County Board unanimously approved its Fiscal Year 2023 budget on Tuesday, November 2022, which includes a balanced, $584.1 million spending plan and a reduction in property taxes for homeowners.
Due to conservative financial planning, DuPage County is projected to finish the 2022 Fiscal Year with a surplus of $40 million. Among the ways the County will utilize those funds include:
- $3 million for major renovations at the DuPage Care Center
- $2 million for transportation infrastructure, including roadway improvements and enhanced pedestrian and bicycle pathways
- $6 million to replace the County’s existing financial system which will soon reach end of life
- $3.25 million to replace aging vehicles
- $250,000 for the DuPage Neighborhood Revitalization Program
- $393,800 for solar panels to provide clean energy for part of the County campus
- $398,680 for a stormwater improvement project at Winfield Creek
The total proposed budget for DuPage County is $584.1 million, with a General Fund budget of $234.6 million. The General Fund is the County’s chief operating fund, covering most personnel and program operations.
The proposed budget includes a $69.9 million property tax levy and a property tax abatement of $5 million, which will be automatically deducted from homeowners’ property tax bills in 2023. Residents do not need to take any action to realize the savings.
The 2023 Fiscal Year began on Thursday, December 1.
To view the full FY2023 County budget document, visit www.dupagecounty.gov/finance.