Every property owner is obligated to pay for police and fire services. However, if you believe you were billed for the incorrect square footage, please complete the form on the Public Safety Pension Fee Dispute page.
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City council voted to allow the fee to sunset after the 2021 December Pension Fee Bill. This is in accordance with the original 2018 Public Safety Pension Fee ordinance that called for three bills: 2019, 2020, and 2021 and for City Council to make a determination to continue the fee or to allow the ordinance to expire. On November 6, 2021, Council voted to allow the ordinance to expire after the 2021 bill. The bill dated: December 1, 2021, is your final Public Safety Pension Fee bill.
There are four convenient ways to pay.
The property owner at the time of billing is responsible for the entire year’s fee.
Sample Public Safety Pension Fee Bill (PDF)
The Public Safety Pension Fee bill will have the name indicated at the top of the invoice. The mailing address for the bill will also reflect City of Peoria, Public Safety Pension Fee, P.O. Box 5128, Peoria, IL 61601.
You will receive a bill for each property you own within the city of Peoria. You will be asked to submit payment separately for each property, as well, to ensure the payment is applied to the correct property.
No. The Public Safety Pension Fee and Stormwater Utility payments need to be remitted separately to make sure the payment is applied to the correct property and account.
The City Council, Mayor, and City Manager want to ensure a fair and equitable way to meet the city's Public Safety Pension funding needs. A fee also ensures all users are contributing to the Public Safety Pension funding needs. Property taxes are more challenging to adjust and evaluate in the short term.
Per City of Peoria Ordinance 17,641, An Ordinance Creating Article XVIII (Public Safety Pension Fee) of Article 18 (Licenses and Miscellaneous Business Regulations) of the Code of the City of Peoria
Understanding the delinquency notice -
Notice Date: This is the date the delinquency notice was generated.
Late Fee: Total amount of the late fee charged to the account. Please note that late a late fee of $5 will be applied for the first 6 delinquent months. Any remaining balances after 6 months, will incur an increased late fee of $20 per month. Charges remaining after one year of delinquency are subject to collections or further action by the city.
Past Due Balance: Original Bill Amount plus Late Fee Charge
Due Upon Receipt: The total balance must be remitted within 30 days of the date on the delinquency notice to avoid further penalty fees.