Sachtleben answers tax bill questions

Randolph County Assessor Doug Sachtleben noted that he has been receiving a lot of questions about real estate tax bills recently. 

In a press release, he discussed three of the most common questions. “Hopefully these explanations will help clear up a few issues,” he noted.

When will our tax bills be mailed and when will first payment be due?

“If there are no surprises I am expecting the tax bills to be mailed in early to mid-September. ‘Surprises’ could be changes by the Illinois Department of Revenue, changes occurring due to the reorganization of townships as described below, or other hiccups” Sachtleben stated.

Randolph County Treasurer Justin Jeffers added, “Once the county clerk’s office rolls the tax process to our office, it typically takes two to three weeks for us to prepare the tax bills to be mailed out. Once they are mailed the first installment will be due 30 to 45 days after. The second installment will be due 30 days after the first installment due date, we set our due dates according to Illinois State Statute. Updates are made on the treasurer’s page of the county website as we move forward with the tax process.”

For more tax bill questions and answers, please see this week’s print edition.