Amended 2019 Lake County Property Tax Bills

July 24, 2020

Notification of Property Tax Arrearage and Amended 2019 Property Tax Bill for Lake County Taxpayers in Wauconda School District 118

Governmental bodies were under intense pressure to finalize the levy, an essential part of the property tax calculation, during the COVID-19 shutdown. The amount levied for Wauconda Community Unit School District 118 for only Lake County property owners was incorrectly reflected on their property tax bills received in May 2020.

Pursuant to the Illinois Property Tax Code 35 ILCS 200/14-41, Lake County property owners in the district will receive a revised bill in early August that includes the missing portion of the school district’s levy, which remains due and owing. This is not a new tax, nor the result of any additional tax imposed by School District 118. McHenry County property owners within this school district are not impacted.

The sample below is a portion of a revised Lake County property tax bill that includes the missing tax extension of $865 per $100,000 of assessed value. The illustrated property is within the school district’s boundaries, has a fair market value of approximately $155,000, and has a taxable assessed value of $46,284. The amount added to the property tax bills is the result of multiplying the property’s taxable assessed value times the rate. In this case, the amended tax amount is $400.28. (Noted in the sample below.)

In reviewing the revised bill, look at the “Taxing Body” section for the amount added under line item labeled “WAUCONDA COMM UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #118 ARREARS”.
Amended Property Tax Bill

 Important Dates  
 Early August Amended tax bills sent via certified mail
 September 8 Half payment of total amount due
(Full payment also accepted)
 November 9 Final half of payment due
without any added penalties or interest

If you should have questions, please contact the Tax Extension and Redemption Department at 847-377-2404 or TaxExtension@lakecountyil.gov.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • How did this happen?
    Governmental bodies were under intense pressure to finalize the levy, an essential part of the property tax calculation, during the COVID-19 shutdown. The amount levied for Wauconda Community Unit School District 118 for only Lake County property owners was incorrectly reflected on their property tax bills received May 2020.
  • When are the revised bills coming?
    Early August, Lake County taxpayers in the school district will receive a revised property tax bill by certified mail.
  • How much will I owe?
    The missing tax extension of $865 per $100,000 of assessed value.
  • How do I pay it?
    Several in-person and non-contact payment options are available. Details.
  • When do I pay it?
    You can pay half or all of the today amount due on or before September 8. If you pay half in September, then the remaining amount due can be paid on or before November 9 without any penalties or interest added.
  • Where does the money go?
    All levied funds collected for the school district will be paid to them.