Taxing Times

Lake County property tax bills in the mail

Lake County Property Tax bills are being mailed May 3rd and should be received by the end of the week.  The bill is payable in two equal installments. The first due date is June 7 and the second installment is due September 7.  Please note, Lake County residents receive a single tax bill for both installments.

Property owners who DO NOT receive a bill, or those looking for payment options, can obtain this by calling the Treasurer’s Office at 847-377-2323 or information is online at address noted below.

Payment options

Payments can be mailed to Lake County Treasurer’s Office 18 N. County St., Waukegan, 60085.  The Treasurer’s Office accepts payments online by credit card or eCheck. In 2021 the eCheck payment option is free.  Additionally, many local banks accept tax payments.  Unlike last year where the County allowed 4 installments, this year there are 2 installments.

The bills are for 2020 property taxes, which are payable in 2021.  Keep in mind, tax bills are based on the assessment of your property that took place last year and the appeal process has already passed. By law, only factual errors can be corrected once the bills go out, changes can not be made for market valuation issues.

Holly Kim, Lake County Treasurer’s Office

The Lake County property records search has a wealth of information and links to the Treasurer’s Office and Clerk’s Office (link below).  The tax bills will be available online Monday May 3rd. A reminder set the tax year to 2020 when searching or trying to print a tax bill.

The Treasurer’s Office is rolling out 2 major changes designed to make it easier for Lake County property owners to pay their tax bills:

  • First, when property owners get their tax bill this year, they will include instructions and a code to sign up to receive tax bills by email. This is a purely voluntary, opt-in program. For property owners who want to continue receiving a mailed bill, we will continue to mail it. However, we anticipate that many Lake County property owners will take advantage of the convenience of email.
  • Part of signing up for eBilling includes a link to our online payment portal, so that you can seamlessly receive the bill, review it, and pay it online. In conjunction with the eBills, we have also introduced a free online payment option. Starting this year, property owners can pay by electronic check with no fee online.

Office is Open

Lake Villa Township Assessor’s Office is open to the public.  We are able to assist residents during normal business hours.  Additionally, taxpayers can phone or email regarding assessment, real estate taxes and exemption questions.

Contact information for Lake Villa Township Assessor’s Office

Jeffrey A. Lee
37850 N. IL Rte. 59
Lake Villa, IL 60046

Phone: 847-356-2383
Email: Assessor@lakevillaassessor.org

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Lake County Web site – www.tax.lakecountyil.gov