To avoid late payment – under state law, only U.S. Postmarked (not metered) envelopes will be accepted. Must be postmarked prior to or on the due date.
- To pay by installment - send installment coupon and check prior to the due date.
- To pay in full - send both installment coupons and check, keeping bottom portion for your records.
- Because of electronic lockbox processing, we will not be responsible for holding post-dated or unsigned checks. Be aware that checks may be processed on the day they are received, which may incur additional fee's.
When paying by check be sure that the face of your check has the following:
Name and current address
10 digit Property Index Number (PIN#)
Current date (no post-dated checks)
Made payable to Lake County Collector
Mail To: Lake County Collector
18 N. County St., Rm. 102
Waukegan, IL 60085
*Your canceled check is your receipt. Within two weeks, verify that your check
clears with your financial institution. In addition, you may verify the posting of
your payment on this website, at Payment Status.