Types of Local Governments in Illinois

(As Of May 2016)
Government Type
Government Count
Airport Authority
27
Cemetery District
28
City
308
Community College*
43
Conservation District
5
County
102
Drainage District*
860
Electric Agency
1
Exposition and Auditorium
4
Fire Protection District
827
Flood Prevention District
1
Forest Preserve District
11
Home Equity Program
3
Hospital District
18
Housing Authority*
111
Joint Action Water Agency
5
Mass Transit District
14
Mosquito Abatement District
20
Multi-Township Assessment District
319
Museum District
3
Natural Gas Agency
2
Park District
339
Planning Agency
1
Port District
11
Public Building Commission
9
Public Health District
6
Public Library District
361
Public Water District
13
Rescue Squad District
4
River Conservancy District
16
Road & Bridge District**
1391
Road District
60
Sanitary District
107
School District*
856
Soil and Water Conservation District
97
Solid Waste Agency
3
Special Recreation
2
Street Lighting District
21
Surface Water District
1
Town
12
Township
1430
Transportation Authority
1
Village
977
Water Authority
8
Water Commission
9
Water Reclamation District
5
Water Service District
64
Total Number of Districts
8,516
*Not required to file annual financial data with the Illinois Office of the Comptroller
**Financial data included in the Annual Financial Report of township

 

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