Champaign County Treasurer/Collector
Payments postmarked on or before September 1 or received in our office in that period will not be assessed late penalties. Thank you for your patience as we work diligently to simultaneously finish posting the large volume of payments as we answer your calls.
The Treasurer’s Office continues to work on processing payments and the office will remain closed until further notice. We are working with the banks to receive the data to import the payments to the tax system. This will enable us to avoid having to do it manually and will expedite the process greatly. We have received cooperation from some banks. Also, we are solving issues involving ACH payments. We are developing a plan of action in alignment with the Champaign County Strategic Plan Goals to resolve the Treasurer’s Department historical challenges.
September 24, 2020 - Regarding Real Estate Tax Payments
September 14, 2020 - Regarding Tax Distribution and ACH payments
September 9, 2020 - Regarding Office Hours and Tax Payment Posting
July 22, 2020 - Regarding Treasurer's Office Reopening
July 13, 2020 - Regarding Treasurer's Office remaining closed due to COVID-19
June 1, 2020 - Regarding 2019 Real Estate Tax Bill Due Date and Payment Information
May 1, 2020 - Regarding 2019 Real Estate Tax Bills
April 18, 2020 - STATEMENT TO COUNTY BOARD
Informational items; no action requested:
Thank you for visiting the Champaign County Treasurer's website. I hope you will find this site convenient and easy to use. This site provides access to information relating to property tax payments as well as other services which the Treasurer's office provides.
Champaign County Treasurer
The County Treasurer serves as both Treasurer and Collector. The Treasurer is responsible for depositing, investing, and disbursing all funds for Champaign County. The Collector is responsible for billing, collecting, investing, and distributing property taxes for all taxing bodies in Champaign County.
County Treasurers are more cash managers than long-term investors. Our investment objectives are Safety, Liquidity, and Yield in that order. These objectives are spelled out in our Investment Policy, required by Illinois law for custodians of public funds.
The Collector sends out approximately 77,000 real estate tax bills annually and collects funds that are distributed to 125 taxing districts. The bills are usually mailed in early May and are typically due in June and September each year. The annual tax sale occurs in late October for properties with unpaid tax bills.
The Collector also sends out 3,400 Mobile Home tax bills. The bills are mailed in March and are due sixty days after mailing.
The County Treasurer is, by law, the Treasurer and Collector for all drainage districts, unless they appoint someone else to one or both positions. We are currently Treasurer for 57 drainage districts in Champaign County.
To serve the taxpayers and taxing districts of Champaign County by managing a professional billing, collecting, short-term investing, and disbursing system for tax monies. To ensure the safety, liquidity, and yield of County funds in the custody of this office by developing and implementing a sound cash-management investment policy, and to comply with the requirements of Illinois law.