Types of Local Governments in Illinois

(As Of March 2015)
Government Type
Government Count
Airport Authority
27
Cemetery District
27
City
309
Community College*
43
Conservation District
5
County
102
Drainage District*
852
Electric Agency
1
Exposition and Auditorium
4
Fire Protection District
825
Forest Preserve District
11
Home Equity Program
3
Hospital District
19
Housing Authority*
111
Joint Action Water Agency
4
Mass Transit District
14
Mosquito Abatement District
20
Multi-Township Assessment District
312
Museum District
3
Natural Gas Agency
2
Park District
338
Planning Agency
1
Port District
10
Public Building Commission
9
Public Health District
6
Public Library District
351
Public Water District
12
Rescue Squad District
3
River Conservancy District
16
Road & Bridge District**
1391
Road District
60
Sanitary District
108
School District*
853
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
976
Water Authority
7
Water Commission
9
Water Reclamation District
5
Water Service District
64
Total Number of Districts
8,480
*Not required to file annual financial data with the Illinois Office of the Comptroller
**Financial data included in the Annual Financial Report of township