9-1-1 Surcharge in Champaign County
9-1-1 in Champaign County is funded, in part, by 9-1-1 Surcharge. This surcharge appears on your local telephone bill and is paid when you pay our phone bill. The voters of Champaign County have approved a surcharge of $1.50 per line on all wireline (home and business) telephones. The Champaign County Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB) has designated METCAD as the collection point for ALL wireline surcharge funds in Champaign County. METCAD then distributes this revenue between the two Public Safety Answering Points operating in the county.
Under Illinois State Law, a surcharge of .73 cents per wireless device (cellular phone) is submitted to the State of Illinois. A portion of that surcharge money is distributed to 9-1-1 centers, such as METCAD based on billing zip code.
If you are a Telecommunicaiton Carrier, please submit your monthly report using the Section 725.Appendix A form. Please indicate how many access lines are located within the corporate limits of the Village of Rantoul and how many are located in the remainder of the county.
Surcharge checks should be remitted to:
Surcharge rate: $1.50 per access line per month
Champaign County ETSB
1905 E. Main Street
Urbana, IL 61802