Macoupin County Treasurer
REAL ESTATE TAX PAYMENTS/QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
YOUR TOTAL REAL ESTATE TAX BILL IS PAYABLE IN
IT IS THE ONLY TAX BILL YOU WILL RECEIVE.
For assessment, property description, multiplier, and exemption questions, contact the Supervisor of Assessments Office at 217-854-4014. Your Township Assessor can explain how your assessment was determined. For tax rate and tax levy questions, contact the County Clerk at 217-854-3214. For tax billing and payment questions, contact the County Treasurer at 217-854-4014.
1. When is each installment due?
The first installment due date has been set for July 15th, 2014. The second installment will be due September 2nd, 2014.
2. Can I pay both installments at once?
Installments equal to one-half the total tax are due on or before the due dates shown on the front of the tax bill, or the entire bill may be paid on or before the first installment due date.
3. Where can I pay my taxes?
You may pay your taxes at most banks in Macoupin County during the bank’s normal business hours. Take your entire statement(s) to the bank with you. Banks cannot accept any payments after the 2nd Installment due date.
You may pay by mail. Mail the appropriate payment stub(s) and your payment to Macoupin County Collector, P O Box 20, Carlinville, IL 62626; retain the upper portion of the bill for your records. Your cancelled check will be your receipt.
You may pay in person at the Collector’s office, 1st Floor, Macoupin County Courthouse, 201 E Main St., Carlinville IL during normal business hours, 8:30 A.M. through 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday, except on holidays.
4. What if I cannot pay my taxes by the statutory due dates?
A penalty is effective after the due date(s) pursuant to State Statutes. Interest is added at a rate of 1½% per month/effective on the first day following each due date. Parts or fractions of month will be considered as a whole month. After the 2nd installment dead-line date $10.00 will be added to each tax bill for certified letter/and or publication cost. If you are late, you may still pay your taxes and penalties up until the Friday before the tax sale date. On the date of the tax sale, your taxes (not your property) will be offered and sold to a tax buyer who will then pay your taxes for you. You will then be liable for the tax amount sold at the tax sale and interest at a rate determined the day of the sale. In most cases, you have two years to redeem your taxes before the tax buyer can pursue taking deed to your property.