State statute requires us to publish all delinquent taxes in the local newspaper at least 10 days prior to the date of judgment.
The advertisement shall be published once at least 10 days before the day on which judgment is to be applied for, and shall contain a list of the delinquent properties upon which the taxes or any part thereof remain due and unpaid, the names of owners, if known, the total amount due, and the year or years for which they are due. The collector shall give notice that he or she will apply to the Circuit Court on a specified day for judgment against the properties for the taxes, and costs, and for an order to sell the properties for the satisfaction of the amount due.
The publication will list the parcel number, the owner of record, and the delinquent tax amount. It will also state the date and time of application for judgment with the Circuit Court and the date and time of the tax sale. This publication is intended to be a notification, not harassment.
If you have any questions, please contact the Treasurer's Office at (309) 888-5180.