After the Date of Judgement
The tax sale is held within five business days from the date of judgment. If delinquent taxes are still not paid in certified funds by 4:30 p.m. the day prior to the sale, they will be sold. Absolutely no payments will be accepted on the day of the tax sale. A tax buyer will purchase the tax for the amount due, which will include the tax amount and interest penalties that have accrued. After the tax is sold the property owner will have to redeem the tax from the tax buyer through the County Clerk’s Office
Payments of delinquent taxes will not be accepted the day of the sale.
Illinois Property Tax Code Section 21-205 (35 ILCS 200/21-205)
The collector, in person or by deputy, shall attend, on the day and in the place specified in the notice for the sale of property for taxes, and shall, between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, or later at the collector’s discretion, proceed to offer for sale, separately and in consecutive order, all property in the list on which the taxes, special assessments, interest, or costs have not been paid.
For More Information
If you have any questions, please contact the Treasurer's Office at (309) 888-5180.