A Guide to the Delinquent Tax Process
What is a Tax Sale?

By Illinois Compiled Statutes the Will County Treasurer is required to sell any taxes that have not been paid in full for the current tax year.

  • Only the unpaid balance of tax is sold; your house is not sold, and the Will County Treasurer’s Office does not report to any credit agencies.
  • At the sale, tax buyers buy (“pay”) the unpaid tax. This is required by law so the different taxing bodies (like Libraries, School Districts, Fire Departments, etc.) receive the funds for which they levied.
  • After the Tax Sale, you will deal directly with the Will County Clerk’s Office for tax redemption (“paying back the taxes”). You will not need to deal with the tax buyer.
  • You or your mortgage company have a minimum of two years from the date of sale to redeem (“pay back”) taxes.
  • The longer the time between the Tax Sale and redemption, the higher the penalty is likely to be.

Important Dates Before the Tax Sale

BUYER REGISTRATION BEGINS 10-1-22
CERTIFIED NOTICES MAILED 10-14-22
PUB FEE DUE $10 10-15-22
PAY BY TO REMOVE FROM PUB 10-28-22
PUBLICATION OF UNPAID TAXES 11/9 & 11/10/22
LAST DAY PAY – PERSONAL CKS 11-10-22
LAST DAY TO PAY ONLINE 11-10-22
PAY WITH CERTIFIED FUNDS 11-11-22
BUYER REGISTRATION DEADLINE 11-21-22
LAST DAY TO PAY OFFICE 12-2-22
TAX SALE 12-5-22