Office Hours:   8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Monday thru Friday

2016 Tax Year (Taxes Payable in 2017)

Updated April 21, 2017

The real estate property tax collection season begins with the mailing of tax bills and ends on October 30, 2017 with the annual tax sale.

All dates are in 2017:

April 12

Receive tax data from County Clerk
(required to print and mail tax bills)

April 28

Mail real estate property tax bills

May 15


May 15

Contact the Collector at 217-277-2245 if you
haven't received your real estate tax bill

June 5

PROPERTY TAX DUE (first or both installments)

September 1

PROPERTY TAX DUE (second installment)

September 29

Cashier’s check, money order, cash, or Discover required for late tax payments.  Personal, business or e-checks are no longer accepted.

October 1

Add $10 mail and publication fee to unpaid taxes

October 4

Mail certified notices of delinquent tax (Projected)

October 11

Publish Delinquent Tax List (Projected)

October 13

Last day to register for tax sale

October 26

Judgment Day

October 27

Last day to pay taxes before tax sale

October 30


Tax information is available online at


Always review the back of the bill for payment options and collector policies.  Call 217-277-2245 if you have any questions.


Treasurer Duties:

     ·   Receives and safely keeps the revenues and other public monies of the County
Collects property taxes
Distributes the monies collected to the proper recipients
Invests surplus funds
Pays the County’s bills as directed by the Adams County Board
Co-signature authorization on county checks
Store and disseminate tax records



·   Full-time staff consists of the Deputy Treasurer and three clerks.

·   Part-time staff assists during the collection of real estate taxes.



The following records or documents available for immediate release upon request.
Per Illinois statute, fees apply to items with an asterisk (*).

     ·   Tax records*
Tax bills*
Adams County Annual Financial Reports
County Funds Summary
County Summary Revenue Report
County Summary Budget and Expenditures Report


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