County Treasurer/Collector

Treasurer: Pamela Bauser
pbauser@co.menard.il.us

Rosanne Snyder, Chief Deputy
Taya Smith, Deputy


Description of Services

The Treasurer is responsible for the receipt, management and disbursement of all public funds according to law. Records for over fifty different funds are maintained and reconciled with financial statements on a monthly basis. Reports to the County Board and departments are provided on a monthly, or as-requested, basis. Excess funds on deposit are invested according to Investment Policy and State law.

The Treasurer assists the County Board in preparing the annual budget, financial projections and maintains most financial records for preparation of the annual audit. As ex-officio Collector, the Treasurer is responsible for preparing and sending real estate and mobile home tax bills for over forty taxing bodies within Menard County. Taxes are then collected and processed by this office and distributed to the respective taxing bodies during the collection period. By law, the Treasurer, assisted by the County Clerk, holds an annual sale of delinquent and unpaid real estate and mobile home taxes after publication and notification.

 


Frequently Asked Questions

Payments are accepted in the office of the Menard County Treasurer by check, cash and credit or debit card.  Payments may also be made at any local county bank.  Payment cannot be accepted without the tax bill payment stub.

The Menard County Treasure can accept Master Card, Visa, American Express, Discover and debit cards.

A convenience fee of 3% will be charged by GovPayNet with a minimum charge of $1.00 and a maximum charge of $40.00 per transaction.  All service fees are non-refundable.

Please visit our online real estate tax payment site below:

https://www.govpaynow.com/gps/user/plc/a0009t

The due date is set after the County Clerk has calculated the rates and the extensions are set for the taxing bodies.  The first due date must be thirty days from the mailing date and is usually around July 1st.  The second due date is around September 1st.

The last date you can pay taxes is by 4:30 p.m. the day before the annual sale of delinquent taxes.  By that time substantial penalties will be due along with the tax amount.  The annual sale of delinquent taxes is usually in October.

Property is not sold at the annual sale of delinquent taxes, only the delinquent tax and all penalties.  Registered tax purchasers bid by rate, starting at 18% with the tax going to the lowest bidder.  The property owner will be notified that their taxes have been sold.  Redemption calculation of the sold taxes is made through the County Clerk's office.  At redemption, additional interest and fees are due.

The taxpayer first needs to be sure they are receiving all the exemptions they are entitled to.  There are several new ones.  To see a complete list of exemptions available, click Exemptions.  There is also a process through the Assessor's office where the property owner would argue their valuation at the Board of Review.  If the property owner is still not satisfied, they can appeal their assessment through the State of Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board.

Please note the following:

  • $5 for a duplicate tax bill
  • $150 registration fee for annual sale of delinquent taxes
  • $75 delinquent tax sale list with one free update
  • $450 full file of real estate taxes on CD Rom or via e-mail