Drainage Districts

Drainage Taxes

Effective for taxes due in 2022, the Drainage Tax is now inclusive of the Real Estate Tax Statements. 


Drainage Districts may be formed to construct, maintain, or repair drains or levees or to engage in other drainage or levee work for agricultural, sanitary or mining purposes.


The County Collector will be the treasurer of a drainage district if the district so desires. Your collector bond will cover this duty. You will be reimbursed the actual costs of providing such a service by the drainage district.

The drainage treasurer will bill and collect the drainage taxes. The drainage district will pay for this service. The commissioners of the drainage district will review the books once per year.

Any drainage tax not paid, shall be turned over to the Collector and treated as delinquent taxes.

Commissioners are paid out of the drainage funds by a court order from the circuit judge.

Drainage districts can roll over yearly assessments in order to pay for a large project or cover emergencies. Funds may be transferred to general corporate funds only by court order.