In light of the new Tax Bill that is in the US Congress, the Jackson County Treasurer's Office will take payment for estimated 2017 payable in 2018 tax bills. We will begin on December 20, 2017. We will need for the taxpayer to come into the office, sign a form, provide us with ALL affected parcel numbers, and pay with check. Our credit card payment option has been closed for this calendar year. All parcels must be paid current. We can take no payment on parcels that have back taxes due.
Don't forget -- As of December 4, 2017, our office will only take cash and certified funds for delinquent tax payment. Thank you.
SEALED BID AUCTION BOOKS HAVE ARRIVED
Catalogs with descriptions and photos of properties that were not sold at Tax Auctions are now available in our office. You may examine the book in our office for free, or buy a book for $5.00. If you find a property that you would like to purchase you may submit a sealed bid through our office. The last day to bid is October 20!
PROPERTY TAX BILLS MAILED!
2016 Tax Bills payable in 2017 were mailed on August 15, 2017. The first due date is
September 26, and the final due date is October 26. On the first due date of September
26 we will remain open until 5:30 pm. Our regular business hours are 8:00 am to 4:00
pm. Tax payment may be made in our office with cash, credit card, at most Jackson
County banks, or online at jacksoncounty-il.gov.
Duties of Treasurer's Office
The Jackson County Treasurer's Office is the banker for Jackson County. Upon receipt of the collector books from the county clerk, the county collector prepares tax bills for all real estate taxes within the county and mails them to owners of record. The distribution of tax receipts are then made to the various taxing districts during the collection period. Along with the collection of real estate taxes, the county treasurer also collects the mobile home local service tax and administrates for the Department of Revenue the Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Program.
In addition, the Treasurer's Office is responsible for refunding of duplicate or over payments, issuing of error refunds, annual and scavenger tax sales for delinquent properties, the accounting and auditing of collections and distributions.
The Treasurer's Office also keeps the records and approve the investments for many of the accounts needed for the county's general operations.