Treasurer Office fees for documents

Effective March 1st, 2022, the following will be charged for Treasurers Office documents: Duplicate Tax Bill for property owner: $1.00               o Proof of ownership required Tax bill for non – property owner: $5.00               o Escrow Agent               o Other  Statement of Tax Balance (duplicate receipt of payment): $1.00

Treasurer Office fees for documents2022-04-19T16:09:36-05:00

Address Change Procedure

Illinois Compiled Statutes (35 ILCS, 200/20-20) requires “no change of address shall be implemented unless the person requesting the change is the owner of the property, a trustee or a person holding the power of attorney from the owner or trustee of the property.” Billing cannot be changed to a contract buyer without the signature of both the deed holder(s) and the contract buyer. Please note this will only change the mailing of the tax bill. The Supervisor of Assessments maintains a separate mailing address file for assessment notices. The form must be signed and dated as per paragraph one [...]

Address Change Procedure2022-03-28T11:07:42-05:00

What happens if I am late paying my taxes?

By Illinois State Law, failure to receive a tax bill or receiving a bill late, for any reason, does not relieve the taxpayer from taxes or late penalties. If you do not receive a tax bill, you should contact the Treasurer’s Office. You will only receive one tax bill per year. The bill has two payment coupons. Separate bills are NOT mailed for the second installment. Illinois Statutes require 1 ½% per month (or part of the month) penalty be assessed for payments made after the due date. If taxes are not paid after the second installment date, in addition [...]

What happens if I am late paying my taxes?2024-02-21T12:08:30-06:00

Mobile Home Taxes

In Illinois, Mobile homes are billed as “Mobile Home Privilege Tax”. The computation of Mobile Home Tax differs from Real Estate Tax. Tax bills are issued to mobile home owners based on the age and square footage of the mobile home. Mobile home bills are mailed to the owners in April. The owner has 60 days to pay the tax, which is done in only one installment. If after 60 days the tax remains unpaid, a penalty of $25.00 per month (or portion thereof) up to $100 will be assessed. Mobile homes on which taxes are not paid are subject [...]

Mobile Home Taxes2024-02-22T10:37:23-06:00

Real Estate Tax Payment Options

Payments can be made in several ways In person – at the Macon County Treasurer's Office, 141 S Main Street Room 302 during regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. We accept cash, money order, cashier's check and certified check. We also take Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover Credit and Debit cards. Please note an additional convenience fee will be added for using credit/debit cards. The Treasurer's Office also accepts personal checks up to 45 days before annual tax sale date. A fee of $35 is charged for checks returned by the bank for [...]

Real Estate Tax Payment Options2024-02-21T12:03:05-06:00

Understanding Your Tax Bill

Tax bills are mailed out in May each year. The first installment is due 30 days after the bill is mailed and the second installment is due September 1 (unless that falls on a weekend or Labor Day in which case it would be the first working day after that). Real estate taxes are billed and collected a year behind. In the calendar year 2024, we will be paying real estate taxes for the 2023 year. Property owners are responsible for ensuring their real estate taxes are paid, even if they are new owners. When buying or selling a house, [...]

Understanding Your Tax Bill2024-02-21T11:58:42-06:00
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