Property tax bills will begin to be mailed the first week of May

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Lake County Treasurer's Office

April 27, 2018

Property tax bills will begin to be mailed the first week of May. The first installment of Lake County property taxes is due June 6. The second installment is due Sept. 6. Please note, you only receive one bill. You will not receive another bill in advance of the second installment due date.

Important Info for Taxpayers who Prepaid their Property Taxes

The taxes due on property tax bills WILL reflect pre-payments. Bills will show the total calculated taxes due for the year, the amount prepaid, and the remaining amount due, if any. 

Property Tax Payment Options

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

Automatic Withdrawal - Did you know you can sign up to have your property tax payment automatically withdrawn from your checking or savings account? Note that you receive two installments per year, and only the amount due for each installment will be withdrawn on the due date. All new automatic withdrawal applications, changes or cancellations must be received at least two weeks prior to due date.

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. 

Online - Payments can be made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover credit cards. Please note there will be a credit card convenience fee added to your payment by the processing company.

In Person - Bring your tax bill to the Lake County Treasurer's Office, 18 N. County St., Room 102, Waukegan.

Learn more about the different ways to pay, which includes at a local bank and by phone, on our property tax payment options web page

Your Property Tax Distribution

Check out our new online map to see how your individual property taxes are distributed (for any parcel) and how to contact those taxing bodies. Just type in your address, click on the magnifying glass, and click on the property you want to see information on.

Property tax distribution map

Make the Treasurer's Office website your go to place for information. Get the latest property tax news, view current or prior tax bills, and get answers to frequently asked questions by visiting


Contact: Lake County Treasurer's Office
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Phone Number: 847-377-2323