So What Do Townships Even Do?

We have three main areas of service:

We handle the construction & maintenance of unincorporated roads. We offer financial assistance, town services & community events.  We conduct property assessments.

Did you know?

The Road District and the Township are actually two different units of
government overseen by one board of trustees. Together, we account
for under 4% of your property taxes and provide myriad services
under the three pillars mentioned.

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Road District

The Highway Commissioner and his road crew are responsible for construction and maintaining roads in unincorporated DeKalb (or the roads that are outside of city limits) and little bit of Sycamore as well. For us, that means just under 30 miles!
Click below for more information on what the road crew is up to!

Have a question?

Please call us at (815) 758-5658 with any questions about township roads, requirements for overweight permits, or other concerns. We’re happy to help!

Property Tax Assessment

The elected township assessor’s job is pretty straightforward; they determine the fair market value of every parcel of property within the township.
However, there’s a whole lot that goes into making that determination, like any improvements that have been made, the quality of the materials, the age of the property, and much more! The assessor’s office can answer all of your questions regarding your assessment, as well as any exemptions for which you may be eligible.

Need more info?

Visit the Assessor's site at, or give them a call at (815) 758-5454.

Financial Assistance & Social Services

General Assistance, or GA, is a financial assistance program that townships offer to help people through hard times. The GA Team will walk you through an intake process and help you understand all of the steps.

Whether you are behind on rent and facing eviction, need help with utility assistance, or just need a little help navigating all of the many social services available to you, we can help you out.

Click below for more information on general assistance.


The DeKalb Township Supervisor's Office strives to provide vital services to all members of the community. In addition to the financial assistance program we offer, we support the community through a myriad of other services and partnerships.

These include Semi-annual Shred & Recycle Events, Voter Registration, Library Services, Workforce Readiness Assistance, Periodic Mobile S.O.S. Events, Annual Electronics Recycling Events, Faxing & Copy Services, Cemetery Maintenance & Burial Plot Sales, as well as Notary Services.

Additionally, The Township is a distribution Site for PCs for People as well as a drop-off site for Cellphones for Soldiers & the Lions Foundation of Illinois.

The Township partners with area organizations like Crime Stoppers & the Fire Prevention Division of the DeKalb Fire Department in addition to numerous other human service agencies & youth-focused organizations to meet the needs of our Residents. More information about these partnerships can be found under the     "For the Community" tab.