This charge is used to make the payments of principal and interest on the bonds and will stay in effect until the bonds are paid off. Only the levying entities have the maturity information, so please contact them directly with any questions. The phone number for each is shown on your tax bill and on the Direct Charge Contacts (PDF).
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Under the Municipal Improvement Act of 1913 and Improvement Bond Act of 1915, 1915 Act bonds can be issued by an assessment district to raise money needed to build improvements, such as streets, curbs, gutters and underground sewer and water infrastructure that generally enhance land value and give land utility. The properties that directly benefit from the improvements are then assessed an annual amount on the property tax bill. The direct charge you pay is used to make the payments of principal and interest on the bonds. If a 1915 Act Bond direct charge on the annual property tax bill is not paid in full by June 30th, the property may be subject to foreclosure by the levying taxing entity.
For a complete current-year list of all direct charges, please visit the Direct Charge Contacts (PDF). 1915 Act Bonds are identified by either a single or double asterisk. If any of those are on your tax bill, then you have a 1915 Act Bond on your property.