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Crawford County Treasurer - Real Estate Tax

Real Estate Taxes

The Crawford County Collector mailed out over 19,000 real estate tax bills in the year 2012 and will collect over twenty-six million dollars.

In Crawford County, a single tax bill is issued for the full year's taxes. That bill is payable in two equal installments. Crawford County taxpayers D0 NOT receive a second bill when the second installment is due.

Taxes can be paid in person at the Crawford County Treasurer's Office, 100 Douglas Street, Courthouse Annex, by cash or check ( payable to Crawford County Collector). Payment can also be made at all Crawford County Banks by cash or check. To pay at the bank, you must bring the original tax bill with you.

To pay by credit card, go to www.crawfordcountycentral.com, click on Treasurer, then click on Real Estate Tax EPay and follow prompts (most major credit cards accepted) EPay charges a fee for the credit card service.

As required by the State Statutes, taxes paid or postmarked after the due date must include interest.

If you need to change the name or the address on your real estate taxes, you must do so by contacting the Supervisor of Assessments Office in the Courthouse Annex 100 Douglas Street, Robinson, Il 62454.

Final notices for unpaid real estate taxes will be mailed after the second installment due date. The Collector shall collect $10.00 from the taxpayer to cover the cost of registered mailing and the costs of advertisement and publication, additional fees will be added at the time of the tax sale for unpaid real estate taxes.

Annually, the County of Crawford holds a tax sale of all the current delinquent real estate taxes. At the sale, tax buyers will bid on the percentage of penalty that will be charged to the taxpayer. You MUST be present to bid. The Penalty starts at 18% per six-month period and decreases as the tax buyers bid competitively against one another. The lowest percentage is accepted and will be calculated at six-month intervals from the date of tax sale.