Measure FF Special Tax Lien

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  • Q1: What is the special tax lien?
    A: It's not a traditional tax lien and may not be released. The lien is recorded as a "Notice of Special Tax Lien" which secures the special tax. The notice of special tax lien provides information regarding:
    - The description of the tax.
    - Facilities and services funded by the tax.
    - How the tax is collected.
    - How to appeal the tax.
    - Parcel numbers and owner(s) of the properties subject to the tax.
  • Q2: Do I owe any money?
    A: Your property tax bill includes this tax, listed as EBRPD CFD No. A/C-3. If your property taxes have been paid in full, nothing is owed.
  • Q3: What documentation can I provide to my lender/bank to answer their questions?
    A:
     Print and mail or email this page to the lender or banking institution. If they need additional documentation or have questions, ask them to contact NBS at customercare@nbsgov.com 
  • Q4: How much is it?
    A: $12/year per single family home. The 20-year measure will expire in 2040. Learn more about Measure FF. Resources available here.
  • Q5: Why am I just hearing about it now? I have owned my house for a long time.
    A: The Park District recorded the “notice of special tax lien” in January 2019.
    Get background information on Measure FF. Explore resources. Watch videos.
  • Q7 Can I opt out?
    A: No, but seniors can request to apply for a discount. To apply for a discount, contact customercare@nbsgov.com . Include your name, mailing address, the parcel number(s), and the best way to reach you.
  • Q8: When does the lien expire?
    A: In 2040.

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