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Notices of Access to the Public and Courthouse Hours Related to COVID-19

Courthouse Reduced Hours Press Release

Treasurer's Notice of Reduced Public Hours

NOTICE

(Updated schedule for April 6-10, 2020)

Friday, April 10 is a designated holiday and all offices will be closed. 

It is the goal of the Jackson County Treasurer to maintain our commitment to the public while also protecting the community and our employees by doing our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Following guidance from the Federal, State, and County government leaders, the Jackson County Treasurer’s Office will be taking the following measures:

  • We will proceed with the goal of maintaining our services to the public while minimizing risk and protecting the health of our staff and community.
  • The Jackson County Courthouse will be open to the public the following hours:
    • Monday, April 6 – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, April 8 – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, April 10 – CLOSED FOR GOOD FRIDAY HOLIDAY
  • The Jackson County Treasurer’s Office will not be fully open to the public during the above listed hours, but will be available by appointment based on assessed need. Visitors to the Courthouse wanting to do business with the Treasurer’s Office will be asked to first call to determine if business can be done via phone, email or traditional mail.
  • During public courthouse hours, our staff will be available via phone (618-687-7350) or email (liz.hunter@jacksoncounty-il.gov) to assist with any needs.
  • Outside of public hours, please email liz.hunter@jacksoncounty-il.gov

As always, our goal in the Treasurer’s Office is to maintain customer service and our commitment to the taxpayers of Jackson County. We hope that as taxpayers you will not hesitate to reach out should you need to and we greatly appreciate your patience. 

Frequently asked questions:

  • Delinquent Taxes: Questions related to payment of delinquent taxes or a Take Notice you have received should be directed to the County Clerk's Office - 618-687-7360.
  • Pre-Payment Program: There is no penalty for not meeting due dates on Pre-Payment Coupons. Participants can send in payments in any amount at any time before June 22, 2020.
    Please mail payments with coupons to:
    Jackson County Treasurer
    P.O. Box 430
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
  • Get a copy of your Property Tax Bills:
  • When will mobile home tax bills be due this year?
    The due date for mobile home taxes will not be before July 1. We are obligated to mail mobile home tax bills 60 days prior to the due date. Due to COVID-19, we may not be able to get bills out in the month of April. This website will be updated as we have more information.
  • When will property taxes be due this year?
    We are still unsure of the impact of COVID-19 on preparation of property tax bills. Jackson County Treasurer, Liz Hunter, is gathering information from other treasurers around the state, taxpayers, businesses and taxing districts to determine the best options for property tax due dates.

The Jackson County Treasurer is responsible for overseeing the collection and distribution of real estate taxes in the county. Property taxes are collected in two installments, with distributions sent out to the many taxing bodies throughout the county. Duties related to property taxes include:

  • Collection of annual property taxes with two due dates each year
  • Sending notice of delinquent taxes
  • Overseeing the annual tax sale of unpaid parcels
  • Three distributions of tax monies collected to taxing bodies throughout the county
  • Annual reporting to the Illinois Department of Revenue
  • Administering the Monthly Prepayment Program (MPP)
  • Collection of mobile home taxes
  • Refunding property owners for taxes paid prior to a correction or Sale in Error

The Treasurer is also charged with maintaining the financial operations of the county, including banking, collection of revenue, disbursement of accounts payable, investment management, and financial reporting to the public and Jackson County Board.


Monthly Prepayment Program (MPP)

Join hundreds of other Jackson County taxpayers in making interest free  early payments so the final amount you will pay next summer will be reduced.

2018 Property Taxes 

2018 Property Taxes payable in 2019 were mailed Friday, July 19. The first Installment Due Date was August 26, 2019, and the second Installment Due Date was September 26, 2019.

The tax sale was held December 5 at 10:00 a.m. To inquire about redemption of past due taxes, please contact the County Clerk's Office at (618) 687-7360. 

Mobile Home Taxes

REMINDER: July 1 was the due date for Mobile Home Taxes. By statute, a penalty of $25 a month up to $100 is charged after the deadline.