Is Property Tax?
Property tax is a local tax that is
imposed by local government taxing districts and is based on a
property's value. Property taxes are collected and spent at the
local level and is a major source of tax revenue for local
government taxing districts.
Pays Property Taxes and Who Is Affected By Them?
Anyone that owns real property such as
land, buildings, and permanent fixtures such as fences,
landscaping, driveways, sewers, or drains.
Every person and business in Illinois is
affected by property Taxes-they either pay the tax or receive
services or benefits that are paid for by property taxes.
If I Object To My Tax Bill?
If you think that your tax bill is not
fair you must pay the taxes and file a tax objection complaint
with the circuit court (payment under protest). You must also
appear in court to explain the objection to the tax bill amount.
if I Don't Receive My Tax Bill?
According to state statute a taxpayer is
still responsible for a tax even if a bill is not received.
Taxes are usually due the middle of June
and the 1St week of September of each year. If you do not
receive a bill by the 1St of June you need to call the
Treasurers' Office (217) 935-7820 so that we can mail you a
duplicate bill. When you call we will look up the mailing
address of the bill to make sure that it is correct, if a change
needs to be made you will need to contact the County Assessor's
Office (217) 935-7800.
If a mortgage company should request a
duplicate bill we are required to charge the mortgage
company $5.00 per Statute 35 ILCS
Much Are Interest Penalties and When Are Interest Charges
The interest penalty is 1.5% per month and
in order to follow Statute 35 ILLS 200/21-15 interest charges
begin the day after the due date.
Is My Tax Bill Calculated?
The tax bill takes into account the new
assessment and the new tax rate. The total tax is calculated by
multiplying the Total Tax Rate by the Taxable Assessed Value s.
This amount equals the total taxes due on the parcel for the
The Total Tax Rate represents the taxes
paid to each taxing body per $100.00 of Taxable Assessed Value.
The Taxable Assessed Value represents the
Equalized Assessment less the Exemption that a taxpayer is
can I pay my Taxes?
The Treasure's office now offers several
different options on ways to pay your tax bill.
payment to our office at P 0 Box 439, Clinton, IL 61727.
Your cancelled check will be your receipt unless you
send a self-addressed stamped envelope along w/payment.
A mailed payment is considered to be on time if
postmarked on or before the due date.
in person at our office located at 201 W. Washington
drop box is located at the NORTH end of the County
Building parking lot & is checked daily.
can be made at the following banks:
- State bank of
Lincoln, Clinton IL
- 1st National Bank, Clinton IL
DeWitt Savings Bank, Clinton IL
- Heartland Bank, Farmer
- First Mid Bank, Weldon and
Card Payments can be made
online at https://www.govtechtaxpro.com/parceldetail.php?idCounty=14020
if I've Sold the Property?
It takes a number of months for the name
change to go through all of the departments until it is finally
changed on the tax bill. If you receive a tax bill for a parcel
that you have sold please forward the bill on to the new owner
and then contact the County Supervisor of Assessments Office at
I make a Partial Payment?
No, Partial payments cannot be accepted,
payment must be made in full.
the Treasurer's Office Send Receipts for Taxes that are Paid?
NO, we no longer send receipts for taxes
that have been paid. Your cancelled check or bank statement can
serve as a receipt. If you need a receipt please enclose a self
addressed stamped envelope with payment.
Do I Call if There is a Problem With My Tax Bill?
If there is a problem with you assessment,
exemptions, or the address the bill is mailed to you need to
call the County Supervisor of Assessments Office at (217)
If you didn't receive your bill or have
misplaced your bill you can call our office at (217) 935-7820.
Or if you have any other questions please
call us and we will be glad to help you.