Treasurer

PROPERTY TAX BILLS WILL BE MAILED MAY 4, 2020
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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 truly sorry for any inconvenience, but it is in the best interest of our employees and taxpayers to limit interaction by taking these precautions. If you must come to the treasurer’s office, please call the above number and we will set up an appointment. You will be required to WEAR A MASK when entering the treasurer’s office.

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

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

The local banks will take your payments as long as you have your tax stub with you.

4) ONLINE

Please see the below link to pay online
You can also access tax amounts, assessed value information and copies of tax bills using the link below.
You can enter your name, parcel number or address. DO NOT ENTER ALL FIELDS as this confuses the system and it will not pull any information.
Please select your tax year for the appropriate tax year from the box on the left hand side once you access the parcel. For example, if you need last year’s tax bill select 2018. If you need current year tax bill, select 2019.


If you would like to pay your property taxes online, please click here or access the link below.

Online Property Tax 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 2, 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

TBD Last Day for Tax Buyers to Register for Tax Sale

TBD Tax Sale

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.