Nikki Meier, Livingston County Treasurer, has announced that real estate tax bills were mailed on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. A total of 25,881 tax bills were mailed. The estimated tax revenue to be collected on behalf of the 206 taxing bodies in the County is $71,422,556.10.
The first installment will be due on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 and the second installment will be due on Monday, September 14, 2020. Payments may be put in the payment drop box located next to the South entrance of the Historic Courthouse, paid by mail, paid at most County banks, or cash payments may be made at the Treasurer’s office in the Historic Courthouse in Pontiac.
Payments using a credit or debit card or E-check can also be made on the County’s website, www.livingstoncountyil.gov, on the Treasurer’s page. The credit card companies do charge a 2.25% convenience fee and the fee will appear separately on both your receipt and monthly statement. The fee for processing an E-check is a flat rate of $2.00.
The Livingston County Board has approved postponing penalty on the 1st installment of taxes, provided that the 1st Installment of taxes is paid by September 14, 2020. Failure to pay the 1st installment by September 14, 2020, will result in full application of penalties retroactive to the July 14th due date.
After September 14th, payments will not be accepted at area banks and MUST be made directly to the Treasurer’s office. Personal checks will not be accepted after October 15, 2020 and payment after that date must be made with a cashier’s check, money order, credit card, or cash. Delinquent Notices will be mailed on approximately October 16, 2020. The names of delinquent property owners will be published in the local newspapers during the week of October 26, 2020. Online payments using a credit or debit card will be accepted up through Friday, November 6, 2020.
Several items are printed on the reverse side of the tax bill which may answer most taxpayer questions. For further information please call between 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. Monday-Friday: