Champaign County, Illinois
Local Government Information Center

Champaign County Treasurer

Daniel J. Welch

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2015 Late Real Estate Payments

Current Real Estate Tax dates to be aware of:

All payments must be received in the office by stated dates

**Postmarks Do Not Apply**

September 20, 2016 (4:30 pm): Last day to pay with a personal/business check. Starting the next business day only money orders, cashiers check or cash will be accepted. This is according to State of Illinois law.

Tentatively September 30, 2016 (12:00 pm): Cut-off for names to appear in the newspaper.

Tentatively, anyone unpaid after 12:00 pm on September 30, 2016 will, by law, appear in their local newspaper. There will be No Exceptions and No Retractions.

The publication of names is a legal requirement of the State of Illinois and is intended as notification of unpaid taxes. The newspapers require 5 - 7 business days to prepare for publication of the delinquent list. The delinquent list must be published by October 10, 2016.  

October 5, 2016: By law, a $10 cost is added to the amount due on each parcel to cover the cost of the certified notices and the publication of names.  

October 20, 2016 (9:00 a.m.): Judgment will be taken in Courtroom D in the Courthouse in Urbana. This is a legal process of providing proof to a Judge that all of the legal requirements of notification have been performed according to the law. Once satisfied, the Judge then orders the unpaid taxes sold at the annual tax sale.

October 20, 2016 (4:30 pm): Last day to pay prior to the annual tax sale. Anything unpaid at 4:30 pm will be included in the annual tax sale.

October 21, 2016 (10:30 am): Annual Tax Sale in the Lyle Shields Meeting Room of the Brookens Administrative Center in Urbana. This is a legal process of selling taxes, not property.

How Interest is Calculated

The tax bills will be mailed on April 29, 2016.

1st Installment Due Date 06/1/2016
If Paid On Through Interest
June 2 July 1 + 1.5%
July 2 August 1 + 3.0%
August 2 September 1 + 4.5%
September 2 October 4 + 6.0%
October 5 October 20 + 7.5%
2nd Installment Due Date 9/1/2016
If Paid On Through Interest
September 2 October 4 + 1.5%
October 5 October 20 + 3.0% plus $10.00