Plainfield Public Library District

If your tax bill shows City of Joliet Library and Plainfield Public Library District

If you see both the City of Joliet Library and Plainfield Library Special on your tax bill, your property is in an area designated on your property tax bill as Tax Code 0612. Your property is in both the City of Joliet Library and Plainfield Public Library District, due to a court decision back in the 1980’s.

Double taxation of these properties (paying full taxes to both) was ended in 2001 by an intergovernmental agreement between the Plainfield Public Library District and the City of Joliet.

Each year, the total tax rate you pay on our property is equivalent to whichever tax rate is higher – Joliet or Plainfield.

  • If the City of Joliet Library tax rate is higher, the “Plainfield Library Special” line will be zeroed out.
  • If the Plainfield Public Library District tax rate is higher, you will see the City of Joliet Library rate and a rate on the “Plainfield Library Special” line that is the difference between the Joliet and Plainfield Library’s rates.

Residents of the Tax Code 0612 area are entitled to library cards and full privileges from both libraries and can vote on any ballot measure for either library. The Tax Code 0612 area includes the following subdivisions:

  • Heritage Lakes
  • Most of Riverwalk
  • Southwest quadrant of Wesmere (Pointe and Ridge neighborhoods plus most of the Arbor neighborhood and about half of the Highlands neighborhood)
  • Caton Ridge
  • West half of Mayfair
  • Aspen Falls

If you have any further questions or would like to know more about how this taxing district, please contact Library Director Lisa Pappas.