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The sales tax in Skokie is 10.25% on general merchandise and 7.25% on the purchase of a motor vehicle. The Illinois Department of Revenue collects and distributes sales taxes. The Village receives a 1% local tax share plus 1.25% local Home Rule Sales Tax.
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Vehicle licenses must be displayed August 1 of each year. For vehicles previously licensed by the Village, a license renewal form is mailed around June 1 and the new licenses may be purchased between that date and July 31 of each year.
Vehicles that are registered within the boundaries of the Village according to the Illinois Secretary of State records will be ticketed for failure to display a valid vehicle license after July 31. Vehicle licenses may be renewed during the purchase period online at the
The Village charges a uniform water rate of $57.56 (October 2022) per 1000 cubic feet of water that flows through your water meter. The water rate is revised periodically by the Village. Property owners are billed four times a year for three months of water usage.
The Village's Utility Billing team issues both paper and email utility bills. The quarterly statement is mailed to the address of record, or emailed for those customers that have opted to receive only electronic statements. In addition, online access to each utility account is available through the BS&A Utility Portal. Property owners or responsible parties have thirty (30) days in which to make the payment. Should your payment not be received by the Village in the thirty day period, a 10% late penalty will be added to your bill. The original due date and charge as well as the charge inclusive of the penalty is noted on your regular quarterly bill.