Champaign Real Estate Taxes

By now you should have received your Champaign County Tax Bill. The Champaign County Collector mailed roughly 76,000 real estate tax bills that will result in collecting over $285 million dollars. This revenue will go to over 125 tax districts (schools, cities, etc.).

Real estate tax bills were mailed May 3, 2013. The first installment was due June 3, 2013 (30 days after the bills were mailed) and the second installment will be due on September 3, 2013. If haven’t received your tax bill, contact the Champaign County Collector at 217-384-3743.

A single tax bill includes the full year's taxes with two installment payment coupons. There is no second bill for the second installment. Taxes must be paid in two equal installments. Partial payments are not allowed by law.

The Champaign County Treasurer’s office offers many convenient ways to pay.  

1. In person at the Champaign County Treasurer’s office at the Brookens Center, 1776 E. Washington, Urbana, Illinois using cash, personal/business checks (except 30 days prior to the tax sale) or VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and VISA Debit. A convenience fee averaging 1.75% is required on all credit card transactions. A flat $3.95 convenience fee is required for VISA Debit transactions. Champaign County receives no revenue from the convenience fee. We do not accept 2 party checks as a form of payment.

2. At your local participating bank with the original tax bill. (Follow this link for a List of Banks that accept payment)

3. 24-Hour Drop Box in the south circle drive of Brookens Center

4. Mail your payment. A United States Postal Service Postmark is accepted as date of payment for the calculation of late fees. 

5. Internet payments using VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and VISA Debit at: www.illinoisepay.com  (A convenience fee averaging 1.75% is required on all credit card transactions.  A flat fee of $3.95 is required on all VISA Debit transactions). Champaign County receives no revenue from the convenience fee.

6. Toll free telephone payments using VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and VISA Debit at: 1-877-690-3729 (Jurisdiction code 7004). (A convenience fee averaging 1.75% is required on all credit card transactions.  A flat fee of $3.95 is required on all VISA Debit transactions). Champaign County receives no revenue from the convenience fee.

7. Automatic Deduction from bank account. See form included in your tax bill or go to the Treasurer Forms page on this website to print out a form.

The above information is provided by the Champaign County Treasurer’s Office