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From here you can access information about the role of the Treasurer in collecting property taxes, and managing and investing county funds. You can also view your property tax information, check exemptions that can lower your taxes, and pay your property taxes online, among other services.
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Rock Island County Treasurer
Treasurer's Office - Announcements
2022 Real Estate Tax Bills Payable in 2023
Rock Island County Treasurer, announces the mailing of 63,730 Rock Island County Real Estate tax bills totaling $276,354,325.08. Due dates are June 7th, August 7th, September 7th and November 7th. Learn more...
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- When does the annual tax sale take place?
The annual tax sale will take place on Thursday, December 28, 2023 in the County Board room on the Third Floor of the Rock Island County Office Building which is located at 1504 Third Avenue in Rock Island, Illinois. The sale will begin at approximately 9 am.
- Why does Rock Island County have an annual tax sale?
The annual tax sale - legally mandated and governed by state law - is part of the Illinois property tax system. In Illinois, the property tax is the single largest source of local taxes. Selling taxes helps the various taxing bodies (schools, villages, parks, townships, libraries, public health and safety agencies, etc.) meet their financial commitments. For property owners, the financial consequence of having property taxes sold generally exceeds the cost of paying the tax. If a property owner's taxes are sold, fees and costs rise substantially. The combination of the high cost of redemption and the potential of losing property is the enforcement mechanism that Illinois employs-and that other states employ with similar methods. If taxes are sold, the taxing agencies receive the full amount of taxes due from the successful tax buyer, plus county penalties and a number of county fees that have been established by state law for meeting the costs of conducting tax sales. The delinquent tax portion of the money is distributed to local taxing bodies and is available for their budgetary needs. When taxpayers eventually redeem taxes, their funds reimburse the tax buyers. If the taxpayer fails to redeem, the certificate of tax purchase may be used to seek a tax deed or can be sold to another party who may pursue a tax deed.
- How is the Annual Tax Sale initiated?
There are a number of required steps leading up to the Annual Tax Sale:
- The Treasurer publishes the delinquency lists in various newspapers.
- The published notice provides information as to when the Treasurer will apply to the Circuit Court for judgment to begin a tax sale. The published notice also contains the date, time and place the Treasurer plans to hold the sale.
- The Treasurer makes application to the Circuit Court for judgment and order of sale.
- The Court rules on any objections, and then orders the sale to commence on the date previously published, or within five business days of that date.