News Release: First Installment of Property Tax Bills Due Tomorrow - June 6

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June 5, 2017

First Installment of Property Tax Bills Due Tomorrow - June 6

The first installment of Lake County property taxes is due Tuesday, June 6. The second installment is due Sept. 6. Please note, you only receive one bill in May. You will not receive another bill in advance of the second installment due date.

Property Tax Payment Options

View your current Lake County property tax payment status by using this application

U.S. Mail - Mail your payment using the envelopes provided with your bill. It must be postmarked on or before the due date in order to avoid penalty.  To mail in your payment, send it to the Treasurer's Office P.O. Box located in Bedford Park, IL. 

Other property tax payment options include:  in person at most Lake County banks, and at the Lake County Treasurer's Office, online, or by phone.

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

Understanding Your Property Tax Bill

The Treasurer sends out tax bills and collects and distributes funds for all Lake County taxing districts, which includes: schools, municipalities, fire protection districts, park districts, library districts, and Lake County government. Keep in mind, Lake County only receives a small portion of your property tax payment (about 7%). 

Property Tax Dollar

There are lots of factors that determine your tax bill. It may help to think of it like a pie. Taxing bodies, including school districts, villages, the County (and many other taxing districts) determine how much they need to collect in taxes. That determines the size of the pie and the property assessment determines how the pie is cut up. This process ensures property taxes are fairly distributed. The property tax process is mandated by State law (and not at the local level). The bottom line is that the only way property taxes will decline is if taxing districts reduce the amount of funds they levy. Another contributing factor to the overall tax burden is the number of governmental entities that have the power to levy property taxes.  Taxpayers can visit Lake County’s Property Tax Information web page to understand more about property taxes and link to various resources. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions the Treasurer's Office has received. View more on the Treasurer's Office website

Question: I never received my tax bill. What should I do?
AnswerCall the Treasurer’s office at 847-377-2323 or print a bill on the Treasurer's Office website. Duplicate Tax Bill page.

Question: I own multiple parcels in the County. Can I pay with one check?
AnswerYes. List the parcel numbers of the properties you are paying for on your check. Include the correct coupon(s) for each payment you are making.

Question: What are the business hours for the Treasurer’s Office?
Answer: Normal business hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. However, on June 6 and Sept. 6 (due dates), the Treasurer's Office will be open from 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. 


Contact: Lake County Treasurer's Office

Email Address:
Phone Number: 847-377-2323