Welcome to Aurora Township! Aurora Township is one of 16 townships in Kane County, IL, and one of 1433 townships in the State of Illinois. All townships are mandated by state law to provide three basic services funded by local property tax dollars. These services are:

General Assistance

  • General Assistance (local welfare) to qualified, low-income individuals for their basic needs. This program is administered through the Township Supervisor’s office. Township caseworkers review eligibility criteria including financial and non-financial requirements. General assistance recipients must be residents of the township and citizens or legal residents of the U.S.

Assessment

  • Assessment of all real estate parcels within township boundaries for property tax purposes. The elected Township Assessor and staff of deputy assessors review and determine assessed valuations for more than 39,000 residential, commercial, industrial and farm parcels within Aurora Township’s boundaries and maintains an online database of all property within Aurora Township.

Maintenance

  • Maintenance of roads and bridges in the unincorporated areas of the township, including snowplowing, maintenance of pavements, drainage culverts, surface repair and road rebuilds for approximately 42 lane miles of roads and streets in the unincorporated areas of the township. The elected Township Highway Commissioner is in charge of this office, which is also known as the Aurora Township Road District or Highway Department.

Providing residents with human service and community advocacy programs since 1849

Notices

Leaf Burning Regulations

By law, Aurora Township cannot enforce Kane County’s leaf burning regulations. If you live in the City of Aurora, stricter leaf burning regulations apply. If you have questions or concerns about leaf burning, please contact the City of Aurora or Kane County depending on where you live.

 

Above and Beyond

Aurora Township goes beyond the minimum mandated services by providing senior and youth services for township residents. These include:

  • Youth Services: We have a full time youth activity center with after-school programs, as well as summer programs. Our youth services staff also provides outreach and mentoring programs in the local grade schools, middle schools and high schools for youth.
  • Senior Services: Aurora Township is a major provider of paratransit and transportation for senior and disabled citizens through its Ride-In-Kane program. Through a partnership with PACE, the suburban transit agency, the township provides over 30,000 rides per year, with a priority for medical appointments and dialysis, on 7 full-time routes operating PACE lift-equipped buses.

Need a Notary?

The Township has several Notaries on staff to serve you – free of charge.

Township Effectiveness Study

Township Government is both an efficient and cost-effective form of government. Read the Township Officials of Illinois’ comprehensive report summary here.

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