4 Payment Option

On May 12, 2020, the Lake County Board passed a one-time ordinance giving property owners more time to pay each installment of their property taxes due to impacts of COVID-19. There is no application, and this optional program allows residents to pay in 4 installments.

“While the new measure creates challenges, and residents may experience longer than usual wait times when calling our office, my staff and I are glad we have the opportunity to help our fellow residents and neighbors during this difficult time.” 

- Holly Kim, Lake County Treasurer

Frequently Asked Questions


Where do I apply?

Everyone is automatically enrolled.

What if I am a landlord or have commercial property? What if I am a small business owner?

Everyone is automatically enrolled.

Will the county do a 4 payment option every year?

No. This is a one-time ordinance giving property owners more time to pay each installment of their property taxes due to impacts of COVID-19

Can I still pay in 2 installments?

Yes. The 4 payment option extended during COVID relief is optional.

What are the new due dates?


1st Installment

50% of the first installment by June 8
50% of the first installment by August 7



2nd Installment

50% of the second installment by September 8
50% of the second installment by November 9


How do I pay?

Pay with card:
Visit https://billpay.forte.net/lakecoilpropertytax/

Due to the expedited rollout, some of our payment options were not able to adjust as quickly. Put your original installment into the shopping cart and at checkout, choose “select amount” to manually type in the new amount and continue checkout. Fees apply.

Pay by phone:
May 4th through December 8th payments will be accepted over the phone by dialing (877) 690-3729 jurisdiction code #7021. Fees apply.

Pay by mail:
Make checks payable to: LAKE COUNTY COLLECTOR
Mail to: Lake County Collector, PO Box 1030, Bedford Park, IL 60499-1030
Include property index number (PIN#) in the memo line
Include a copy of your payment coupon so we can reference your property index number

What if I am signed up for ACH?

If you’ve already signed up for ACH in 2 payments, you will automatically roll over to the 4 payment option. If you were signed up for 1 payment, it will remain 1 payment for the original date of June 8th.


What if I need a copy of my bill?

If you need more coupon stubs, you can either make a photocopy of your bill, or print a copy of your bill off the website.


Will we receive a new bill?

No. Due to the swift nature of implementation, you will NOT be receiving a new bill. You may make a copy of your current bill for us to reference the property index number.

Why doesn’t the website copy of my bill show 4 payment coupons?

Due to the swift nature of implementation, it is not programmed as a true 4 payment coupon. You may make a copy of your current bill for us to reference the property index number.

What happens if a property owner does not pay on time?

Our property tax software will be configured to correctly calculate interest. We will charge interest on any unpaid amount due under the deferred payment plan, regardless of whether the property owner was trying to pay using two installments or four.

The deferred interest plan does not eliminate all late penalties, and a property owner still has the obligation to pay the full amount according to the deferred payment schedule.

Can I pay at the bank?

The four payment option is not available at the local banks.