Champaign County property tax payment due next week

Champaign County property tax payment due next week

URBANA — The second installment of Champaign County property tax payments is due Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the county treasurer's office.

So far about 64 percent of the $296 million in property tax payments owed to local taxing districts has been paid, said County Treasurer Dan Welch. That's normal for this point in the property tax payment process, he said. By Sept. 4, usually about 80 percent will have been paid.

Taxes can be paid by several means:

— At the 24-hour drop box in the south circle drive at the Brookens Center, 1776 E. Washington St., U.

— In person at the Champaign County treasurer's office at the Brookens Center using cash, personal/business checks or Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Visa Debit. A fee averaging 1.75 percent is required on all credit card transactions. A flat $3.95 fee is required for Visa Debit transactions.

— At a local participating bank with the original tax bill.

— By mail, as long as the payment has a postmark of Sept. 3 or earlier.

— By the Internet using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Visa Debit at: http://www.illinoisepay.com (A fee averaging 1.75 percent is assessed on all credit card transactions. A flat fee of $3.95 is required on all Visa Debit transactions).

— By a toll-free telephone payments using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Visa Debit at: 1-877-690-3729 (jurisdiction code 7004). (A fee averaging 1.75 percent is required on all credit card transactions. A flat fee of $3.95 is required on all Visa Debit transactions).

The treasurer's office mailed about 76,000 real estate tax bills this year. The money collected is distributed to more than 125 taxing districts, including schools, cities and villages, park districts and the county government.

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