The La Salle County Treasurer’s Office has issued a warning to taxpayers that unpaid real estate taxes must be settled by Thursday, September 28. Failure to do so will result in receiving a certified letter from the office. Additionally, a $10 fee will be added to any payments received after September 28.
It is important to note that the interest on unpaid real estate taxes changes after the sixth of each month. Due to the timing of the letters, they will reflect the interest as of October 7. Taxpayers who wish to determine the amount due can contact the treasurer’s office at 815-434-8219, option 4, or refer to the tax bill.
Taxpayers have until Monday, October 2, to make payments using personal checks or pay online using echecks. From Tuesday, October 3, the treasurer’s office will accept cash, certified funds, cashier’s check, money order, and credit card payments. However, the last day to pay by credit card online is Monday, November 13. Payments can be made by credit card in the treasurer’s office until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14.
It is worth mentioning that if payment is not made by Friday, October 13, the taxpayer’s name will be published in the newspaper. This serves as a reminder to settle outstanding taxes before the consequences become public knowledge.
On the week of October 16, any remaining unpaid taxes will be published in local newspapers. This is intended to encourage individuals to fulfill their tax obligations promptly.
Taxpayers should also take note that the drop box on Etna Road in Ottawa will be closed at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14. This information is crucial for those who prefer to make their payments using this method.
The last day to pay taxes before they are sold at the tax sale is Tuesday, November 14. All payments must be received by the treasurer’s office no later than 4:30 p.m. on this day. It is important to keep in mind that no payments, including those with postmarks, will be accepted after November 14. Consequently, any unpaid taxes will be sold on Wednesday, November 15.
In summary, taxpayers in La Salle County have a strict deadline of September 28 to pay their real estate taxes. Those who fail to do so will receive a certified letter and be charged a $10 fee. Changes in interest occur after the sixth of each month, and any outstanding taxes can lead to public identification. It is crucial for taxpayers to comply with payment deadlines and explore the various payment options available.