Treasurer

130 W Main St
PO Box 309
Toulon IL 61483-0309
E: starkcountytreasurer@gmail.com
P: 309-286-5901
Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday (Closed Holidays see below)
Stark County Treasurer & Collector
Paula K Leezer

Important Dates (subject to change without notification)
June 1, 2022:  2021 Real Estate Tax 1st Installment Due
August 1, 2022:  2022 Mobile Home Tax Due
August 26, 2022:  Surplus Real Estate Sealed Bid Auction Deadline *
September 1, 2022:  2021 Real Estate Tax 2nd Installment Due
September 23, 2022:  Last Day Personal Checks Accepted
October 11, 2022:  2021 Delinquent Real Estate Tax Sale Registration Deadline
October 25, 2022:  2021 Delinquent Real Estate Tax Sale at 1:00 pm

* For more information on the Surplus Real Estate Sealed Bid Auction contact County Tax Agent:  800-248-2850 or 618-656-5744
http://www.iltaxsale.com

Click here to conduct an online property tax search and print your real estate tax bill.

Click here to pay property taxes online via GovTech.

* IMPORTANT INFORMATION *

* 2021 Real Estate Tax Prepayments will be accepted after December 1, 2021. See link below for prepayment form.

Fees of Office
Non-Property Owner Duplicate Real Estate Tax Bill: $5.00 each print

Treasurer’s Forms
Mobile Home Moving Permit

Prepayment Application
Property Tax Bill Address Change Request Form
Real Estate Tax Sale Registration Form

2022 Treasurer’s Office Closed
December 31, 2021 – New Year’s Day (Observed)
January 17 – Martin Luther King Jr Day
February 11 – Lincoln’s Birthday (Observed)
February 21 – Washington’s Birthday (Observed)
April 15 – Good Friday
May 30 – Memorial Day
June 20 – Juneteenth
July 4 – Independence Day
September 5 – Labor Day
October 10 – Columbus Day
November 8 – General Election Day
November 11 – Veteran’s Day
November 25 – Thanksgiving Day
November 26 – Thanksgiving Holiday
December 23 – Christmas Eve (Observed)
December 26 – Christmas Day (Observed)
December 31 – New Year’s Eve

Duties of the Treasurer
The Office of the County Treasurer serves dual functions as treasurer and as collector of County funds. The County Treasurer has the responsibility to receive, invest, and safely keep the tax revenues and other public monies of the County. The Treasurer disburses County revenues as authorized by law or by the County Board. The County Treasurer prepares bills and receipts for the purpose of tax collection. The Treasurer collects tax revenues for all taxing districts within the County. The County Treasurer sends out approximately 6,000 property tax bills each year and collects over $10,000,000, which is distributed to over 40 taxing districts. Annual tax bills are mailed thirty days prior to the first due date, which is customarily June 1 and the second due date is customarily September 1.

Tax Bill Payments
Tax bills have two stubs on the bottom for the first installment and the second installment, which include the due dates for each installment and late payment amounts. Tax bill payments must be accompanied by the proper payment stub. Tax bill payments may be made in person at the County Collector’s office during regular office hours, by mail (payable to Stark County Collector), in the drop-box in the courthouse parking lot, and at participating banks located in Toulon, Wyoming, Bradford, Speer.  Payments made after each due date must include applicable interest.  Payments made after the second due date must be directed to the County Collector’s Office, banks will not accept late payments. Post-dated checks are not accepted and will be returned. Payment is void if check fails to clear and a charge of $25.00 will be added for all returned checks. Illinois Statute 35 ILCS 200/21-15 provides that all taxes not paid by due date shall have interest added at the rate of 1.5% per month or part of month, until paid. The County Treasurer must report on the status of delinquent property taxes in local newspapers. Advertising costs at the rate of $10.00 per parcel will be added after publication of delinquent taxes. If tax remains unpaid, application will then be made to the County Circuit Court for judgment and order of sale against the property. The annual sale for delinquent tax bills occurs in late October or early November.

State Treasurer Program
In Illinois, the state treasurer’s office is tasked with safeguarding unclaimed property, such as unpaid life insurance benefits, forgotten bank accounts, and unused rebate cards. They hold more than $3 billion in unclaimed property and are legally required to return the value of the property to the rightful owners no matter how long it takes. Individuals can search their name, or the name of their business, or non profit, at illinoistreasurer.gov/ICASH.