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Lake County Treasurer  
Tax Sale Proceedings
  • The Tax Lien Sale will begin at 9:00 am on November 17th and 18th and will continue until all tax sale liens are offered.
  • The sale is an automated computer system that will enable the buyer to bid on a parcel electronically.
  •  Lap top computers will be provided to each buyer (demo can be seen at (
  • Bidding starts at 18% and taxes are sold to the first lowest bidder.
  • Any parcel not sold will become the property of Lake County.
  • Seating is based on first come first serve.  Doors will open at 8:00 am.
  • Any corrections must be completed before a township has ended.
  • Buyers are expected to make full payment by Thursday, November 20th, at 12:00 noon.
  • All first time buyers are required to provide a certified check in the amount that they plan to purchase at the tax sale.
  • Some parcels listed may not be offered at the sale for the following reasons:
    paid by owner, bankruptcy, forfeiture, exempt, foreclosure,  court orders and other reason required by law.

General Rules:

  •  No smoking in the building
  •  Each day we will provide two 15 minute breaks
  •  Use of cell phones in the tax sale room is prohibited
Contact Information
Robert Skidmore, Treasurer
18 N. County St., Rm. 102
Waukegan, IL 60085-4351
Ph: 847.377.2323
Fx: 847.984.5899
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM 
Due Dates Only: 
8:30 AM to 7:00 PM​
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