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The Will County Treasurer’s Office has received numerous phone calls and emails about a misleading letter being mailed to property owners in the past few days. The letter claims that the public records indicate that the recipient’s property will go to tax auction sale and that the county will take the owner’s home.
The letter is misleading and has been turned over to the Will County Sheriff for investigation.
FACT: In every circumstance to our knowledge, every recipient of this letter has paid their property taxes in full. The county will not sell property taxes on properties that are paid current.
If you would like to confirm your property tax payment, click here.
FACT: The County cannot take your home for unpaid taxes for several years. While forfeiture is an option for unpaid property taxes, it takes many years of unpaid taxes for this to happen. And when it does, the claim comes from the tax buyer not the county.
FACT: The Will County Treasurer’s Office will not call you and demand property tax payments over the phone. Our office does not work with third-party collection agent or companies.
If you receive such a letter or a phone call, please contact our office at 815-740-4675.