Thursday, December 14, 2017

Over $8.3 million in tax bills delivered to property owners

Johnson County Treasurer Carol Stockdale (above), with the assistance of office personnel, prepared over 7,700 pieces of mail that represents over $8 million in tax bills. The tax bills were mailed to real estate and mobile home owners on Friday.

Johnson County treasurer Carol Stockdale sent real estate and mobile home bills Friday afternoon to taxpayers.

The county sent out a total of 7,796 pieces of mail (up 73 from the year prior) and spent $3,698.19 on postage for both real estate and mobile home bills, she said.

Stockdale also said the total amount of taxes expected to be collected is $8,301,148.26.

She said individuals who have not received their bill by July 9, 2012 should call her office (618-658-8042).

The real estate and mobile home bills have different repayment schedules and guidelines.

The real estate tax bills are for the year 2011 but are payable this year.

Stockdale said the county is back on the same schedule that it had been in years past.

The first installment is due July 31 and the second on August 31. If the payment for an installment is late, residents must not only pay for the installment but also for a monthly interest of 1 1/2 percent on the installment.

Property owners may pay their bills by mail, by phone at 1-877-455-3729, online at www.illinoisepay.com, or by coming to the office and paying by cash, check or money order.

Those choosing to pay their taxes online should refer to the instruction sheet included in their tax bill envelope.

An after-hours drop box outside the office door is also available for payments and payment stubs.

For mobile home owners, bills were mailed for the year 2011. The due date is August 31, with a monthly penalty of $25. The payment options for mobile home bills are cash, money order or check.

“One big change for mobile homes this year,” Stockdale points out, “Is that this year’s unpaid mobile home taxes will be sold at the annual tax sale.”

The penalty of $25 per month, or any part of the month, will still be charged after August 31, 2012.

Stockdale said the property tax bill process is a joint project of her office, the office of the supervisor of assessments and the office of the county clerk.

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