Peoria County Treasurer Nicole Bjerke asks homeowners and commercial property owners to watch their mailboxes, as annual real estate tax bills are being mailed this week. The first installment due date is June 6, 2023, and the second installment due date is September 6, 2023.
“There are a variety of ways for property owners to conveniently pay their taxes, whether in-person, by mail, or online,” said Treasurer Bjerke. “Remember that installments must be paid in full. Partial payments are not accepted and will be returned for proper payment.”
The Peoria County Treasurer’s Office, located in the Peoria County Courthouse, is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. for in-person payment. Most Peoria County banks accept real estate tax payments, too. Payments made at banks must include the coupon that is sent with the tax bill. For a full list of banks that participate, visit www.peoriacounty.gov/411.
Payments sent by mail to the Peoria County Treasurer’s Office must be postmarked on or before June 6, 2023. Residents are reminded to check the pickup times at mail receptacles to ensure an accurate postmark. Payments postmarked after June 6, 2023, will be subject to a penalty charge.
Taxpayers mailing payment should include their parcel number on the check to ensure proper credit. If a self-addressed stamped envelope is included with the payment, a receipt will be mailed back. Otherwise, residents should note that the cleared check will serve as their receipt of payment.
Credit card or electronic check payment options are also available after May 1, 2023, to taxpayers who wish to pay online or over the phone. A convenience fee for credit card payments will be charged based on the payment amount. The Peoria County Treasurer’s Office does not receive any portion of this required fee. Payments made by phone will be serviced by a live call center now. Using this option will add an additional $2.50 service fee on top of the convenience fee for the use of operator assistance.
As a reminder, the City of Peoria Treasurer’s Office, also known as the City of Peoria Township Collector and located within Peoria City Hall, is no longer collecting real estate taxes in person or by mail. Those Township Collector duties were assumed last year by the Peoria County Treasurer’s Office through an intergovernmental agreement between the two units of government.
If a tax bill has been misplaced, lost, or never received, a duplicate bill can be printed online at http://propertytax.peoriacounty.org beginning May 1, 2023. Failure to receive a tax bill, or receiving it late for any reason, does not relieve the taxpayer of penalties if not paid by the due date.
Questions regarding the payment of your taxes should be directed to the Peoria County Treasurer’s office at (309) 672-6065, option 5. Residents with questions concerning address changes, property assessments, and exemptions should call the Supervisor of Assessments Office at (309) 672-6910. Questions regarding the City of Peoria garbage fee should be directed to the City Finance department at (309) 494-8800 or online at www.peoriagov.org/533.