Property Tax Levies and Rates
The Tax Extension Department of our office provides tax services including annually calculating the rate for various taxing districts by working with taxing authorities and the Board of Review. We make sure that the rates used in calculating are within the legal limits established by law or the vote of the people.
Every year on the last Monday of October, the DeKalb County Treasurer holds its annual tax sale to auction off all unpaid taxes for the current year.
If your unpaid taxes have been sold, the Clerk’s office can provide you with an Estimate of Redemption, detailing the amount necessary to redeem (pay) your taxes and remove the threat of losing your property.
Redemption can only be made by means of cash, certified funds or money order made payable to the DeKalb County Clerk. Once the redemption is satisfied a receipt will be issued.
For questions or to find out how much is owed on delinquent taxes call 815/895-7152. Please have your parcel number (property index number) ready when calling.