Treasurer

PROPERTY TAX BILLS WILL BE MAILED MAY 4, 2020

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES DURING THE COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus, the Morgan County Treasurer’s Office will have limited public access at this time. We are available 217-243-4311 or treasurer@morgancounty-il.com.

We are open to the public Monday through Friday during the hours of 8:30-4:30 pm. Social distancing and safety practices are in affect so, you will be required to WEAR A MASK at all times while inside the Courthouse.

BELOW ARE THE OPTIONS TO PAY YOUR TAX BILLS THIS YEAR:

NOTE: Last Day to pay 2019 taxes is November 5th by 4:30 pm the Tax Sale is scheduled for November 6, 2020.

1) Mail

Morgan County Treasurer
300 West State Street
Jacksonville, IL 62650

2) Morgan County Drop Box

There will be a drop box by the end of April located outside the north entrance to the courthouse. It is a large gray box that looks like a mailbox. There will be signage that indicates it is the Morgan County Drop Box. Contents will be emptied daily by a courthouse employee.

3) Morgan County Banks EXCEPT US BANK

No Longer Available for 2019 Property Tax Year Payments

4) ONLINE

No Longer Available for 2019 Property Tax Year Payments

 

DATES FOR THE TAX YEAR 2019 PAYABLE IN 2020
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Friday May 4, 2020 Mail Bills

Wednesday June 10, 2020 1st Installment Due

Monday July 13, 2020 Mobile Home Tax Bills Due

Thursday September 10, 2020 2nd Installment Due

Friday September 11, 20204

6% Penalty on 1st Installment
1.5% Penalty on 2nd Installment
$50.00 Penalty on Mobile Homes

Friday September 16, 2020 Tax Buyers Can Pay Sub Taxes

Monday September 18, 2020 Friendly Reminders Mailed

Wednesday September 30, 2020

Last Day to Pay to Avoid Publication in the Newspaper, Certified Letters and Certified Costs, Payments Must be made in the office.

October 9, 2020

Mail Certified Letters which includes a $10.00 Publication 7 Certified Mailing Cost Fees.

October 11, 2020

7.5% Penalty on 1st Installment
3% Penalty on 2nd Installment
$75.00 Penalty on Mobile Homes

October 23, 2020

Last Day for Tax Buyers to Register for Tax Sale

Registration Forms and more information available in the Treasurer’s Office.

November 5, 2020 by 4:30 pm

Last day to pay 2019 property taxes in the Treasurer’s Office before Tax Sale. Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order only forms of payment accepted.

November 6, 2020 at 1:30 pm

Tax Sale

Location Pathways Services inside the Community Room, 1905 W. Morton Ave., Jacksonville, IL.

OTHER PROPERTY TAX INFORMATION

Each payment must be accompanied by the detachable portion of the tax bill. Mailed payments must be postmarked on or before the due date to avoid interest charge.
Check should be payable to: Morgan County Treasurer. Your cancelled check is your receipt. Payment is void if check fails to clear. There is an additional $25 charge for all returned checks. Post dated checks are illegal and will not be held for processing.
Illinois Statutes require 1 1/2% per month or part of the month penalty for payments made after the due date. Additional cost may be incurred after the 2nd installment due date.
All payments made after due date must include interest penalty and must be paid by mail or at the Treasurer’s Office. (Not a bank or savings & loan)
You will only receive one notice. Separate bills are not mailed for the second installment. There will be a $2.00 charge for duplicate tax bills.
By law, failure to receive a tax bill or receiving one late bill, for any reason, does not relieve the taxpayer from taxes or late penalties. If you are not responsible for payment of the tax bill, please forward the bill to the owner or return it to the Treasurer.