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Lake County Treasurer  

Late Payment Penalty

  • According to the Illinois Compiled Statues, 35 ILCS 200/15 the Lake County Collector is bound by state law to collect 1.5% penalty on any unpaid installment balance after the due dates. 
  • Late payments will be accepted with the understanding that any unpaid balance or full payment received after the installment due dates, will incur a state imposed 1.5% late fee per month (starting the day after the due date for the balance of 30 days). 
  • Late fees will increase to 3% for the next 30 days, etc.
  • This year's due dates being June 5th and September 5th, the penalty is calculated on the 6th of each month and is not prorated by state law.  
  • Forgiveness of the penalty must be due to a Lake County error and must be documented. 
  • Not receiving a tax bill, medical emergencies, travel or payment history do not qualify for exemption. 

 Penalty Percentage Table

 


 Payment Date


1st Installment 

 


2nd Installment

By June 5th

0%

0%

June 6th -  July 5th

1.5%

0%

July 6th - August 5th
 

3.0%

0%

 August 6th - September 5th

  4.5% 

 0%
 

September 6th - October 5th

6.0%

1.5%

October 6th - November 14th

7.5%

3.0%

 

 

  • On October 21st a $10.00 final notice and publication fee will be added to your tax bill.
  • As of November 3rd we will only accept the following forms of payment:  cash, cashiers check, money order or certified check. 
  • To avoid tax sale, payments must be received in the Treasurer’s Office by 5:00 pm on Friday, November 14, 2014.
Contact Information
Robert Skidmore, Treasurer
18 N. County St., Rm. 102
Waukegan, IL 60085-4351
Ph: 847.377.2323
Fx: 847.984.5899
Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM 
Due Dates Only: 
8:30 AM to 7:00 PM​
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