Treasurer: Tax Information
The Treasurer is also the County Collector. In this role, the Treasurer bills and collects real estate taxes. For the tax year 2014 payable 2015, the Peoria County Treasurer mailed out approximately 82,300 real estate tax bills. Over $281 million was collected and distributed to over 130 taxing districts within Peoria County every 4 weeks during tax collection time. These districts include governmental bodies and schools.
Tax bills for 2015 are scheduled to be mailed by April 29, 2016. If you do not receive your tax bill by May 15th, contact the Peoria County Treasurer's office at 672-6065. Failure to receive a tax bill does not excuse you from your real estate obligation or accrued penalties.
In Peoria County, a single tax bill is issued for the full year's taxes. That bill is payable in two equal installments. Peoria County taxpayers DO NOT receive a second bill when the second installment is due. The first installment due date is June 7, 2016 and the second installment due date is September 7, 2016. As required by State Statues, taxes paid or postmarked after the due dates of June 7th and September 7th must include a penalty. The penalty is computed at 1.5% per month.
Taxes may be paid at the following locations:
The following methods of payment are accepted:
- Certified/cashiers check
- Money Order
- Credit Cards (Master Card, Visa, American Express, Discover) (online or by phone only)
- Electronic Check (online only)
Please note that personal checks will not be accepted as a method of payment after October 10th of the year in which the payment is due.There will be a convenience fee charged for credit card and electronic check charges that is based on the amount of your payment. The convenience fee will be disclosed to the taxpayer prior to finalization of the transaction. Credit card payments are available by phone or via the internet only. Electronic check payments are available by Internet only. Credit card and electronic check payment options will be available through October 31, 2016.
Final notice for unpaid 2015 real estate taxes will be mailed out after October 10, 2016. After the date final notices are sent out, the Collector shall collect $10 from the taxpayer to cover the costs of registered mailing and the costs of advertisement and publication of the delinquent parcels. Additional fees of $113, as allowed by State Statute, will be added at the time of the tax sale which will be held on November 7, 2016.
All payments must be received in the Treasurer's office by November 4, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to avoid the tax sale. Postmarked envelopes will not be accepted. No payments will be accepted the day of the tax sale.