130 W Main St
PO Box 309
Toulon IL 61483-0309
Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday (Closed Holidays see below)
Stark County Treasurer & Collector
Paula K Leezer
Important Dates (subject to change)
June 1, 2020: 2019 Real Estate Tax 1st Installment Due PAST DUE
August 1, 2020: 2020 Mobile Home Tax Due PAST DUE
August 28, 2020: Surplus Real Estate Sealed Bid Auction Deadline *
September 1, 2020: 2019 Real Estate Tax 2nd Installment Due PAST DUE
September 18, 2020: Last Day Personal Checks Accepted
October 13, 2020: 2019 Delinquent Real Estate Tax Sale Registration Deadline
October 27, 2020: 2018 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
THE DEADLINE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE STARK COUNTY BOARD RESOLUTION WAS SEPTEMBER 1, 2020. PAYMENT FOR 2019 REAL ESTATE TAXES MUST INCLUDE THE LATE PAYMENT INTEREST.
The Stark County Board recognizes our fellow citizens continue to experience financial challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic aftermath. To help alleviate financial stress to our Stark County citizens and property owners, the Stark County Board has issued a resolution that will allow the Stark County Treasurer to accept 2019 Real Estate Tax payments after June 1, 2020 but postpone the 1 ½% interest if the full payment is received by September 1, 2020 (escrow companies are excluded from the payment relief). In addition, the Stark County Treasurer will accept partial payments of the 2019 Real Estate Tax bill. If the full payment is not received in the treasurer’s office by September 1, 2020, the remaining amount of the first installment payment will begin to draw interest retro dated to June 1, 2020. Stark County property owners are encouraged to remit the June 1, 2020 payment timely if you are financially able to do so, as your payments are distributed to our local taxing bodies that rely on these funds to operate their daily activities.
The Stark County Courthouse is open with restrictions effective June 1, 2020. You can also remit your 2019 Real Estate Tax Payment via USPS Mail, via the drop-box located between the Jailhouse and Annex building, via drop off at your local Stark County bank, or via online at www.propertytaxonline.org (partial payments cannot be made online).
* IMPORTANT INFORMATION *
* 2019 Real Estate Tax Prepayments will be accepted after December 1, 2019. See link below for prepayment form.
Fees of Office
Non-Property Owner Duplicate Real Estate Tax Bill: $5.00 each print
Annual Dog Tags: no longer available in the Treasurer’s office
** Please direct all FOIA requests to the Stark County Clerk & Recorder.
Treasurer’s Office Closed
September 7, 2020
October 12, 2020
November 3, 2020
November 11, 2020
November 26, 2020
November 27, 2020
December 24, 2020
December 25, 2020
December 31, 2020
January 1, 2021
January 18, 2021
February 12, 2021
February 15, 2021
May 31, 2021
July 5, 2021
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 49 taxing districts. Annual tax bills are customarily mailed in early May and are due in June and in September.
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.
Tax District Settlement Reports
2018 TAX DISTRICT SETTLEMENT
2017 TAX DISTRICT SETTLEMENT
2016 TAX DISTRICT SETTLEMENT
2015 TAX DISTRICT SETTLEMENT
2014 TAX DISTRICT SETTLEMENT
2013 TAX DISTRICT SETTLEMENT
2012 TAX DISTRICT SETTLEMENT
2011 TAX DISTRICT SETTLEMENT
2010 TAX DISTRICT SETTLEMENT
2009 TAX DISTRICT SETTLEMENT
2008 TAX DISTRICT SETTLEMENT
2007 TAX DISTRICT SETTLEMENT
2006 TAX DISTRICT SETTLEMENT
2005 TAX DISTRICT SETTLEMENT
2004 TAX DISTRICT SETTLEMENT
2003 TAX DISTRICT SETTLEMENT