Champaign County, Illinois
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Champaign County Treasurer

Daniel J. Welch

Duties

The County Treasurer serves as both Treasurer and Collector. The Treasurer is responsible for depositing, investing and disbursing all funds for Champaign County. The Collector is responsible for billing, collecting, investing and distributing property taxes.

County Treasurers are cash managers not investors. Our investment objectives are Safety, Liquidity and Yield in that order. These objectives are spelled out in an Investment Policy which is required by Illinois law for all custodians of public funds.

The Collector sends out approximately 76,000 real estate tax bills annually and collects over $285 million dollars. Those funds are distributed to over 125 taxing districts. The bills are usually mailed in early May and are typically due in June and September each year. The annual tax sale occurs in late October or early November.

The Collector also sends out 3,400 Mobile Home tax bills and collects $280,000.00. The bills are mailed in March and are due sixty days after mailing.

The County Treasurer is by law the Treasurer and Collector for all drainage districts unless they appoint someone else to one or both positions. We are currently Treasurer for 56 drainage districts in Champaign County and we manage roughly $3 million dollars for them.

Mission Statement

To serve the taxpayers and taxing districts of Champaign County by managing a professional billing, collecting, investing and disbursing system for tax monies. To also ensure the safety, liquidity and yield of County funds in the custody of this office by developing and implementing a sound investment policy, and to follow the guidelines provided by the Illinois statutes governing this office.