Carbondale Public Library charges a nonresident fee in accordance with Illinois State Law. This fee is assessed using the methods listed below. However, no nonresident fee will be lower than $25. Fees will be rounded to the nearest whole dollar.
Tax Bill Method
For Homeowners and mobile homes on foundations
EAV (equalized assessed value/generally one-third [1/3] of the actual value of a home) times the tax rate divided by 100 (tax is assessed per $100 of assessed value)
Example: (for a home valued at $75,000) $25,000 (EAV) x .30402 (library tax rate*) = $7,6005/100 = $76 (rounded)
Annual rent times the current tax rate divided by 100 (tax is assessed per $100 of assessed value). In the case of renters, the value is the annual rent.
Example: $9011 ($750 per month) x 0.30402 (library tax rate*) = 2739.5242/100 = $27 (rounded)
For Mobiles homes on piers instead of foundations
Mobile homes on piers are assessed according to year of manufacture and square footage. The rate declines every three years until it reaches the lowest fixed rate for the general population. CPL uses the median rate to calculate the nonresident fee.
Example: 900 square feet x .1125 cents per square foot = $101.25 x .30402 (library tax rate*) = $31 (rounded)
*The library tax rate used in this policy may not be current. It is used only as an example in the formulas. For the most current tax rate, consult with the Library staff.
Adopted 1/9/02 Revised 3/1/06