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Posted on: January 25, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Take Notices for Tax Sale 2021


For the upcoming tax sale on February 15, 2021, all registered tax buyers are required to produce their own Take Notices as the County Clerk’s office will not be providing the Take Notice generation service at this time. Per Illinois statute 35 ILCS 200/22-5:

  • Sec. 22-5. Notice of sale and redemption rights. In order to be entitled to a tax deed, within 4 months and 15 days after any sale held under this Code, the purchaser or his or her assignee shall deliver to the county clerk a notice to be given to the party in whose name the taxes are last assessed as shown by the most recent tax collector's warrant books, in at least 10-point type in the following form completely filled in… (an example is found within the statute)
  • Within 10 days after receipt of said notice, the county clerk shall mail to the addresses supplied by the purchaser or assignee, by registered or certified mail, copies of said notice to the party in whose name the taxes are last assessed as shown by the most recent tax collector's warrant books. The purchaser or assignee shall pay to the clerk postage plus the sum of $10. The clerk shall write or stamp the date of receiving the notices upon the copies of the notices, and retain one copy.

The clerk’s office will date-stamp all copies and return one set to the tax buyer, mail one set certified mail to the addressee, and retain one copy for filing. As the County Clerk’s office is on restricted hours, please be reminded the tax department can receive walk-in customer service between 9 am to 12 noon, and by appointment only after 12 noon. All tax buyers are asked to bring the following to the Clerk’s office:

  • Three (3) copies of the Take Notices. 
  • Three (3) mailing labels per addressee. Each label must include the PIN of the sold taxes to be matched up with the Take Notice.
  • Mailing labels in the same order as the letters is preferred. 
  • Check or money order for the total amount required. Cost of certified mail is $3.60, plus the $0.55 postage, plus $10 per statute. In total, $14.15 per parcel would be required. 

After collected, the tax department will implement the $18.15. Legal Notice fee to the redemption amount.

We always recommend tax buyers consult with legal counsel, and thank you for your cooperation during these difficult times

Feel free to contact our office if you have any further questions.

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