Champaign County Treasurer/Collector
Marisol Hughes

Payments postmarked on or before June 1 or received in our office in that period will not be assessed late penalties. Thank you for your patience as we work diligently to simultaneously finish posting the large volume of payments as we answer your calls.

The Treasurer’s Office continues to work on processing payments and the office will remain closed until further notice. We are working with the banks to receive the data to import the payments to the tax system. This will enable us to avoid having to do it manually and will expedite the process greatly. We have received cooperation from some banks. Also, we are solving issues involving ACH payments. We are developing a plan of action in alignment with the Champaign County Strategic Plan Goals to resolve the Treasurer’s Department historical challenges.

Taxes

Mobile Home Taxes Return to top

** The 2020 Mobile Home tax bills were mailed on March 11, 2020. The Due Date is May 11, 2020. A May 11, 2020 postmark will be considered "on time." Late charges will begin on May 12, 2020.

The County Collector sends out approximately 3,400 mobile home tax bills and collects $294,000.00. Mobile Home taxes are based on the age and square footage of the home.

Mobile Home tax bills are mailed generally mailed at the beginning of March and represent a taxing period of January 1 through December 31 for the year in which they are billed. The bills are due in May (at least 60 days after they are mailed).

By law, interest of $25.00 per month (not to exceed $100.00) is assessed after the due date.

Mobile Home delinquent taxes are subject to the same annual tax sale procedures as Real Estate delinquent taxes which include the sending of delinquent notices and the publication of names. Failure to pay Mobile Home taxes can result in the eventual loss of the mobile home.

Before buying a mobile home, please call the Champaign County Treasurer's office at 217-384-3743 to be sure the taxes are paid to date. To obtain a clear title to the mobile home, you will need to file a Mobile Home Certification with the Secretary of State. The Certification states that all taxes are paid in full. You can obtain the Certification at the Treasurer's office.

Real Estate Taxes Return to top

The Champaign County Collector mailed over 75,000 real estate tax bills and will collect over $387 million for 156 taxing districts including school districts, cities, villages and special service districts.

Tax bills were mailed May 1, 2020, and the first payment is due June 1, 2020. The second payment is due September 1, 2020.

If you have not received your tax bill, please call the Champaign County Collector at 217-384-3743. We will mail your bill to you.

Or you may wish to pay in person at our office in the Brookens Center at 1776 E. Washington Street, Urbana.

A single tax bill is sent for the full year’s taxes with payment coupons for two equal installments. (We do not send a second bill for the second installment.)

Tax Exemptions and Programs Return to top

Annual Real Estate and Mobile Home Tax Sale Return to top

The annual Tax Sale will be held at Brookens Center Lyle Shields Meeting Room, 1776 E. Washington, Urbana, Illinois, on October 23, 2020. Anyone interested in being a tax buyer must complete the Certificate of Registration, found in the Tax Sale Buyer package , and return it to the Treasurer's office no later than 10 business days prior to the tax sale (October 13, 2020).

Fees to be added to each real estate parcel purchased at the tax sale:

  • $20.00 Indemnity Fee
  • $10.00 Tax Sale Automation Fee
  • $60.00 Interest Fee
  • $4.00 County Clerk Fee

Tax Sale Buyer Instructions

See Tax Sale Buyer package .

Instructions for Paying Subsequent Taxes

  • You must be present when sub-taxes are being processed.
  • You will be responsible for posting with the County Clerk.
  • Your list must be typed or neatly handwritten in black ink.
  • Your list must be in permanent number order.

Please prepare three separate checks:

  • One check which includes all Tax and Interest.
  • One check for all Indemnity Fees ($20.00 per parcel).
  • One check which includes all Print-Outs ($5.00 per parcel) and Tax Sale Automation Fees ($10.00 per parcel)

Make one check payable to: Champaign County Collector.

Make one check payable to: Champaign County Treasurer.

Sub-tax payments will be accepted starting mid-September. Contact the Treasurer's Office for exact dates.

If you have any further questions please call us at (217) 384-3743 or email us at treasurer@co.champaign.il.us