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

Updated May 20, 2016

The real estate property tax collection season begins with the mailing of tax bills and ends on October 31, 2016 with the annual tax sale.

Dates marked with a "*" may change with no notice.  All dates are in 2016:

May 27 *

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

June 15 *

Mail real estate property tax bills

June 10


June 27

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

July 18

PROPERTY TAX DUE (first installment)

September 1

PROPERTY TAX DUE (second installment)

After Sept 30

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

October 1

Add $10 mail and publication fee to unpaid taxes

October 6 *

Mail certified notices of delinquent tax

October 12 *

Publish Delinquent Tax List

October 14

Last day to register for tax sale

October 27

Judgment Day

October 28

Last day to pay taxes before tax sale

October 31



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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