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Delinquent Taxes FAQ's

1. How much are my current taxes and when are they due?
2. How much did I pay in property taxes last year?
3. What does it mean when my taxes go to tax sale?
4. I did not pay my taxes last year so how and where would I pay them now?
5. What are the acceptable forms of payment for taxes?
6. How can I obtain a duplicate tax bill?
7. How can I become a taxbuyer and attend the tax sale?
8. Can I make payments on my taxes that have been sold?
9. How can I contact a taxbuyer directly?
10. I do not know my parcel/index number, how can I get it?

 

How much are my current taxes and when are they due?
You would need to contact the Treasurer’s Office to verify the amount due and the date they are due.

How much did I pay in property taxes last year?
Contact the Treasurer’s Office to verify the amount paid.

What does it mean when my taxes go to tax sale?
This means you did not pay your taxes by the due date that year and they have since been sold at the annual tax sale. Once sold you will be able to obtain an estimate of redemption and redeem them through the County Clerk’s Office. You will be responsible for paying late fees, interest and tax sale fees that have accrued.

I did not pay my taxes last year so how and where would I pay them now?
Your taxes would have been sold if you did not pay them last year. You can obtain an estimate of redemption from this office by calling (217) 753-6701.

What are the acceptable forms of payment for taxes?
Tax sales must be paid with certified funds, a cashier’s check, money order or cash and is payable to the Sangamon County Clerk. No personal or business checks or credit cards can be accepted.

Current year taxes can be paid with a personal check or cash and are payable to the County Treasurer/Collector.

How can I obtain a duplicate tax bill?
You must contact the Treasurer’s Office to obtain a duplicate tax bill.

How can I become a taxbuyer and attend the tax sale?
You must register through the Treasurer’s Office prior to the tax sale to become a taxbuyer.

Can I make payments on my taxes that have been sold?
You have the option to contact the taxbuyer directly to inquire if they will allow you to make payments directly to them. If the taxbuyer does not allow this option, you would have to pay them through the County Clerk’s Office.

How can I contact a taxbuyer directly?
You can click here for a listing of taxbuyers or call the County Clerk’s Office at (217) 753-6701 to get a phone number and address of the taxbuyer.

I do not know my parcel/index number, how can I get it?
You may contact the Supervisor of Assessments Office or try searching for it on this site.