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May 3, 2013

For Immediate Release

Contact: Lake County Treasurer's Office


Treasurer Sends out Property Tax Bills 

The Lake County treasurer is mailing out 264,000 tax bills that will arrive in mailboxes over the next several days. The treasurer collects and distributes taxes on behalf of all of the taxing bodies in Lake County.


The first installment due date is June 6, and the second installment due date is Sept. 6. Taxpayers receive only one bill per year.  


Lake County Treasurer Robert Skidmore reminds taxpayers that they can not appeal their taxes at this time. "When homeowners receive their tax bills, they often ask if they can appeal their taxes, and they cannot," Skidmore said. "As outlined in state law, appeals need to be filed with the Board of Review 30 days from the date the assessment rolls are published."

Treasurer Skidmore also reminds taxpayers to view their bill closely and make sure they are receiving all of the eligible exemptions because these could lower their current tax bill. 


Property tax payment options include: U.S. mail, drop box, in person at most Lake County banks, and at the Lake County Treasurer's Office, online at, or by phone.  


Payment Option


U.S. Mail

18 N. County St., Waukegan, IL,  60085


On-line by credit card or e-check

There is a convenience fee charged by the processing company for online payments. 


In person at most Lake County banks, and the Lake County Treasurer's Office

Must bring original bill, or a copy of the bill. 

Treasurer's Office
18 N. County St., Waukegan
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Drop box

Must pay by check and include tax bill stub in sealed envelope.


  • 18 N. County Street, Waukegan Waukegan Drop Box
  • Libertyville campus off Winchester Road, a half block west of Milwaukee AvenueLibertyville Drop Box

Look for "Collectors Drop Box" sign.


By phone  1.877.690.3729 Jurisdiction code # 7021. There is a convenience fee charged by the processing company for phone payments. 
Payments not received in the office or postmarked by the due dates are subject to a 1.5% penalty per month (as required by state law). Tax payments not received by the

second installment due date will be considered delinquent and subject to
publication and tax sale. Partial payments will be accepted, but the remaining balances could be subject to additional penalty.  


Visit the treasurer's website at for more information, including billing history, property tax exemptions, and more.