Property Taxes - From the Lake County Treasurer
on Monday, April 25, 2016
As we enter spring 2016, our office is busy preparing the 2015 property tax bills as they will be mailed on May 2. Remember, this is the only bill you will receive. Like previous years, property taxes will be due in two equal installments. This year, the due dates will be June 2 and September 2.
The envelopes provided will have the return address P.O. Box 1030, Bedford Park, IL. This is our P.O. box located in Bedford Park, IL, and is the closet Post Office to our lock box facility. Please use these envelopes when mailing in your payments.
We'd also like to introduce our new website www.lakecountyil.gov/treasurer. It's been a long time coming! We hope you find it informative and more user-friendly.
Also, we want to remind you to pay close attention to your assessment and to make sure you are receiving the property tax exemptions that are available to you. For more information, I encourage you to contact your local Township Assessor.
"Different Ways to Pay"
In Person: You may pay with cash or check. We also accept Discover, MasterCard, Visa Credit & Visa Debit. (Fees will apply)
Partial Payments: As in years past, we will be accepting partial payments during our collection months May - October. Please be aware that any installment not paid in full by its due date will accrue 1.5% per month. Please call 847-377-2323 for more information if you intend on making partial payments.
Phone: Use this option with your MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Visa Credit or your checking account by calling the automated line (1-877-690-3729) and using the Jurisdiction code #7021 (Fees will apply).
By Mail: Please mail your payment using the envelopes provided with your bill. It must be posted marked on or before the due date in order to avoid penalty.
Drop Box: We have 2 drop box locations.
Libertyville Campus - Free-standing mail drop (Located on drive leading to the Lake County Central Permit Facility) 1/4 mile west of Milwaukee Ave. off Winchester Road.
The Northeast entrance of the Lake County Building, 18 N. County St. Waukegan.
Automatic Withdrawal Program: Sign up today to have your property taxes automatically withdrawn from your checking or savings. This should be done at least two weeks prior to the due dates.
Banks: Chase will no longer take property tax payments.. To find out if your bank or a bank near you accepts property tax payments, visit our website for a complete list of the participating Lake County banks.
E-Check: You will find this option by logging on to our website. You’ll need your tax bill and your checking account information.
Credit Cards &/or Debit Cards: Visit our website to find out about fees and procedures when using your credit cards or debit cards.
Please visit us at www.lakecountyil.gov/treasurer to find out what payment option works best for you.