By now most property owners in Ogle County have already received their real estate tax bills.
Ogle County Treasurer & Collector John Coffman said tax bills were mailed on May 5.
The total bill reflects the amount due to all the governing bodies that draw real estate tax revenue from property in the county.
This year’s tax bills are based on the 2016 assessments.
Taxes are payable in two installments.
Coffman said the first installment will be due on Friday, June 9, with the second installment due on Friday, Sept. 1.
“This single document will contain tax information and payment coupons for both installments,” he said. “Therefore, property owners need to save this bill as no additional notice will be mailed prior to the second installment.”
Payment methods include cash or check (payable to Ogle County Collector).
In-person payments can be made at the treasurer’s office or at any bank in Ogle County.
The treasurer’s office is on the first floor of the Ogle County Courthouse, 105 S. Fifth St., Oregon.
Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding holidays.
Payments can also be mailed to Ogle County Collector, P.O. Box 40, Oregon, IL 61061.
Mailed payments must be postmarked by the due date to be considered timely.
Late payments will incur a fee of 1.5 percent per month or part of a month after the due date and must be remitted by mail or at the collector’s office.
Taxes can also be paid online by credit card.
Get to the site by going to www.oglecountytreasurer.org or through www.oglecounty.org and then selecting the Treasurer’s Department.
Choose the Online Tax Payments link and click the Pay Now button. Fill in the information as prompted.
Taxpayers should be sure to receive a payment confirmation number for their records.
This service carries a fee; consult the convenience fee schedule prior to making payment.