Just a reminder: The first installment of your property-tax bill is due June 2. The second installment, of course, is due Sept. 2.
If you want to pay before the deadline, there are several ways to do that:
- Mail the payment with coupon to the Treasurer’s Office, in the envelope provided in your tax bill.
- Make the payment with coupon at any one of the designated banks within Kane County on or before the due date. You can check out a list of banks by clicking here.
- Make the payment with coupon during business hours in the Treasurer’s Office (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except holidays).
- Drop the payment with coupon in the property tax drop box, which is available 24 hours a day. The drop box is located behind Building A at the Government Center, 719 S. Batavia Ave., in Geneva, IL.
- Pay by credit card or e-check over the Internet. Please note there are convenience fees for both of these services. Additional information is available on the Treasurer’s Office website KaneCountyTreasurer.org.
The fee for e-check payments is less than the cost of a postage stamp — 24 cents per transaction. The fee for paying by credit card or debit card is a lot steeper. It costs 2.27 percent of the total tax bill to pay by credit card and 1.19 percent of the total tax bill to pay by debit card.
To pay online, go to the Treasurer’s Office website and click “Pay Taxes Online.” Then you can do a search for your parcel number by entering the name of the street for the property you own. (Just the street name is needed, not the word “street.” For example, we live on Downing Place, so I just entered “Downing.”)
Then you click on your parcel, and on the right side of the screen you’ll see:
- Pay 1st Installment
- Pay 2nd Installment
- Pay Both Installments
If you click on the first installment option, you’re given an option to pay with a Business or Personal Check or with a Major Credit Card.
If you choose the e-check option, be prepared to provide your routing number, bank account number and account type (i.e. “personal checking.”
What Happens If I Don’t Pay My Property Taxes?
Your taxes may be sold at the annual tax sale, which is held in October of each year. If your taxes are sold, you will retain the right to redeem your property for two and one-half years if it is your principal dwelling. Other property must be redeemed within two years. To redeem it, you will have to pay costs and interest in addition to any tax due. For more information, contact the County Clerk’s Tax Redemption Department.
SOURCE: Property Tax FAQs