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It's time to RENEW!

SSA#42 is reaching the end of its 10-year term on Deceber 31 , 2024.  During the renewal process, your opinion is needed for us to continue to provide services.


Please take the survey.

PLEASE SELECT 'NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY' tab on the "Action"  box below to provide feedback. Your opinion is crucial to the renewal process.    

  • Support Form (Taxpayer of Record)
    Your support is needed to continue SSA#42 services. Here's how: Download the support form Provide the requested information Sign the form Scan and upload, or email to
  • Complete and Return Support Form
    Click on the link below and download the SSA#42 Support Form Provide the requested information Sign (Taxpayer of record or authorized representative) and scan document Email to
  • What is an SSA?
    Locally-initiated, self-imposed tax levy A geographic area comprised of commercial, mixed use, and some residential properties Funds additional services beyond the City’s general services, within designated boundaries The City grants taxing authority and appoints local SSA Commissioners for governance City contracts with service provider agency to administer day-to-day SSA activities Authorized by state statute, city ordinance, and DPD policy
  • What services are provided?
    The Special Service Area is provided services including customer attraction, public way aesthetics, sustainability and public place enhancements, economic/business development, public health and safety programs, and other activities to promote commercial and economic development. These additional services, among others, comprise what is known as “Special Services.”
  • What is a Tax Levy?
    Taxes apply to eligible PIN within the designated area. Taxpayers of record may include property owner, property management company, or commercial tenant with a triple net lease (where tenant is the taxpayer of record). This tax is levied against the taxable property included within the Area for the provision of the Special Services as an additional amount of no more than 2.100% of the equalized assessed value of taxable property within the Area. Pursuant to the provisions of the Property Tax Code, 35 ILCS 200/1-1 et seq., the tax levy is in addition to the standard tax rate to cover the additional services.
  • Who is the service provider?
    Some or all of the proceeds of the proposed Services Tax are used by an entity other than the City of Chicago to provide the Special Services to the Area, which such entity will be a “service provider” under a “services contract. The South Shore Chamber of Commerce is the services provider for SSA#42.
  • Please complete the Needs Assessment Survey (link below)
  • What Services are provided in SSA42?
    Aesthetics Landscaping and Weed Removal Litter Abatement Sidewalk Power Washing Public Safety Armed Security Patrol Surveillance Camera Installations Special Events South Shore Summer Festival Connect South Shore Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony Business Breakfast RFP Support Facade Enhancement Grants
  • SSA#42 Services Gallery
  • SSA #42 Budget Breakdown
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