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May 29, 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact: Lake County Treasurer's Office


First Installment of Property Tax Bills Due June 5
The first installment of Lake County property taxes is due Thursday, June 5. The second installment is due September 5. Please note, you only receive one bill in May. You will not receive another bill in advance of the second installment due date. 

Lake County Treasurer Robert Skidmore understands that the property tax process is complex. "This time of year, taxpayers have lots of questions, and we're here to help. We've created this video to answer those FAQ's, and we have tons of information on our website. We're also available Monday through Friday by phone, or in the office. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us."
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

Must be U.S. Postmark on or before the actual due date to avoid additional penalties. 


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. 
Partial payments will again be accepted with the understanding that after each of the due dates, the remaining balances could be subject to additional penalty. All payments must be received and posted by 5 p.m. on November 14 to avoid the annual tax sale.   


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