Illinois Tax Lien Certificates

Sale Type: Tax Lien Certificate
Interest Rate: 18% – 6mos penalty
Bid Method: Bid down the interest
Redemption Period: 2-3 years
Sale Date(s): Varies by county
Statute Section(s): IL Compiled Statutes – CH 35, Title 7
Over-the-Counter: http://www.iltaxsale.com/new/index.php

Bidding Type:

Illinois uses a “Premium Bid” type method. The county sets the lien amount, and bidders compete by lowering the interest rate of return. The investor willing to accept the lowest amount of interest is rewarded the lien.

Redemption Period:

Generally a 2 year redemption period is standard. The owner of the tax lien certificate has the option to extend the redemption period to 3 years from the date of the sale.

Illinois Resources:

Resource Description Instructions and Additional Information
Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois Vital Records:
State of Illinois, Living in Illinois website:
llinois Association of County Board Members and Commisssioners website:
Illinois State Treasurer’s E-Pay website:
Illinois county websites: The Illinois Association of County Board Members site has links for Illinois county websites.
illinois surplus tax sales: 78 out of the 102 couties in Illinois use iltaxsale.com.

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Illinois County Resource Directory

Everything you want to know that about Illinois Tax Line Certificates is a click away. In this table below, you can click on County for links to the County websites, click Census for U.S Census bureau information, see county auction types, population, and click the map image a detailed county map.

County Census Auction Type Population Map
Adams County 001  Tax Lien 67,103 State map highlighting Adams County
Alexander County 003  Tax Lien 8,238 State map highlighting Alexander County
Bond County 005  Tax Lien 17,768 State map highlighting Bond County
Boone County 007  Tax Lien 54,165 State map highlighting Boone County
Brown County 009  Tax Lien 6,937 State map highlighting Brown County
Bureau County 011  Tax Lien 34,978 State map highlighting Bureau County
Calhoun County 013  Tax Lien 5,089 State map highlighting Calhoun County
Carroll County 015  Tax Lien 15,387 State map highlighting Carroll County
Cass County 017  Tax Lien 13,642 State map highlighting Cass County
Champaign County 019  Tax Lien 201,081 State map highlighting Champaign County
Christian County 021  Tax Lien 34,800 State map highlighting Christian County
Clark County 023  Tax Lien 16,335 State map highlighting Clark County
Clay County 025  Tax Lien 13,815 State map highlighting Clay County
Clinton County 027  Tax Lien 37,762 State map highlighting Clinton County
Coles County 029  Tax Lien 53,873 State map highlighting Coles County
Cook County 031  Tax Lien 5,194,675 State map highlighting Cook County
Crawford County 033  Tax Lien 19,817 State map highlighting Crawford County
Cumberland County 035  Tax Lien 11,048 State map highlighting Cumberland County
De Witt County 039  Tax Lien 16,561 State map highlighting De Witt County
DeKalb County 037  Tax Lien 105,160 State map highlighting DeKalb County
Douglas County 041  Tax Lien 19,980 State map highlighting Douglas County
DuPage County 043  Tax Lien 916,924 State map highlighting DuPage County
Edgar County 045  Tax Lien 18,576 State map highlighting Edgar County
Edwards County 047  Tax Lien 6,721 State map highlighting Edwards County
Effingham County 049  Tax Lien 34,242 State map highlighting Effingham County
Fayette County 051  Tax Lien 22,140 State map highlighting Fayette County
Ford County 053  Tax Lien 14,081 State map highlighting Ford County
Franklin County 055  Tax Lien 39,561 State map highlighting Franklin County
Fulton County 057  Tax Lien 37,069 State map highlighting Fulton County
Gallatin County 059  Tax Lien 5,589 State map highlighting Gallatin County
Greene County 061  Tax Lien 13,886 State map highlighting Greene County
Grundy County 063  Tax Lien 50,063 State map highlighting Grundy County
Hamilton County 065  Tax Lien 8,457 State map highlighting Hamilton County
Hancock County 067  Tax Lien 19,104 State map highlighting Hancock County
Hardin County 069  Tax Lien 4,320 State map highlighting Hardin County
Henderson County 071  Tax Lien 7,331 State map highlighting Henderson County
Henry County 073  Tax Lien 50,486 State map highlighting Henry County
Iroquois County 075  Tax Lien 29,718 State map highlighting Iroquois County
Jackson County 077  Tax Lien 60,218 State map highlighting Jackson County
Jasper County 079  Tax Lien 9,698 State map highlighting Jasper County
Jefferson County 081  Tax Lien 38,827 State map highlighting Jefferson County
Jersey County 083  Tax Lien 22,985 State map highlighting Jersey County
Jo Daviess County 085  Tax Lien 22,678 State map highlighting Jo Daviess County
Johnson County 087  Tax Lien 12,582 State map highlighting Johnson County
Kane County 089  Tax Lien 515,269 State map highlighting Kane County
Kankakee County 091  Tax Lien 113,449 State map highlighting Kankakee County
Kendall County 093  Tax Lien 114,736 State map highlighting Kendall County
Knox County 095  Tax Lien 52,919 State map highlighting Knox County
Lake County 097  Tax Lien 703,462 State map highlighting Lake County
LaSalle County 099  Tax Lien 113,924 State map highlighting LaSalle County
Lawrence County 101  Tax Lien 16,833 State map highlighting Lawrence County
Lee County 103  Tax Lien 36,031 State map highlighting Lee County
Livingston County 105  Tax Lien 38,950 State map highlighting Livingston County
Logan County 107  Tax Lien 30,305 State map highlighting Logan County
Macon County 115  Tax Lien 110,768 State map highlighting Macon County
Macoupin County 117  Tax Lien 47,765 State map highlighting Macoupin County
Madison County 119  Tax Lien 269,282 State map highlighting Madison County
Marion County 121  Tax Lien 39,437 State map highlighting Marion County
Marshall County 123  Tax Lien 12,640 State map highlighting Marshall County
Mason County 125  Tax Lien 14,666 State map highlighting Mason County
Massac County 127  Tax Lien 15,429 State map highlighting Massac County
McDonough County 109  Tax Lien 32,612 State map highlighting McDonough County
McHenry County 111  Tax Lien 308,760 State map highlighting McHenry County
McLean County 113  Tax Lien 169,572 State map highlighting McLean County
Menard County 129  Tax Lien 12,705 State map highlighting Menard County
Mercer County 131  Tax Lien 16,434 State map highlighting Mercer County
Monroe County 133  Tax Lien 32,957 State map highlighting Monroe County
Montgomery County 135  Tax Lien 30,104 State map highlighting Montgomery County
Morgan County 137  Tax Lien 35,547 State map highlighting Morgan County
Moultrie County 139  Tax Lien 14,846 State map highlighting Moultrie County
Ogle County 141  Tax Lien 53,497 State map highlighting Ogle County
Peoria County 143  Tax Lien 186,494 State map highlighting Peoria County
Perry County 145  Tax Lien 22,350 State map highlighting Perry County
Piatt County 147  Tax Lien 16,729 State map highlighting Piatt County
Pike County 149  Tax Lien 16,430 State map highlighting Pike County
Pope County 151  Tax Lien 4,470 State map highlighting Pope County
Pulaski County 153  Tax Lien 6,161 State map highlighting Pulaski County
Putnam County 155  Tax Lien 6,006 State map highlighting Putnam County
Randolph County 157  Tax Lien 33,476 State map highlighting Randolph County
Richland County 159  Tax Lien 16,233 State map highlighting Richland County
Rock Island County 161  Tax Lien 147,546 State map highlighting Rock Island County
Saline County 165 Salt springs within the county 24,913 State map highlighting Saline County
Sangamon County 167  Tax Lien 197,465 State map highlighting Sangamon County
Schuyler County 169  Tax Lien 7,544 State map highlighting Schuyler County
Scott County 171  Tax Lien 5,355 State map highlighting Scott County
Shelby County 173  Tax Lien 22,363 State map highlighting Shelby County
St. Clair County 163  Tax Lien 270,056 State map highlighting St. Clair County
Stark County 175  Tax Lien 5,994 State map highlighting Stark County
Stephenson County 177  Tax Lien 47,711 State map highlighting Stephenson County
Tazewell County 179  Tax Lien 135,394 State map highlighting Tazewell County
Union County 181  Tax Lien 17,808 State map highlighting Union County
Vermilion County 183  Tax Lien 81,625 State map highlighting Vermilion County
Wabash County 185  Tax Lien 11,947 State map highlighting Wabash County
Warren County 187  Tax Lien 17,707 State map highlighting Warren County
Washington County 189  Tax Lien 14,716 State map highlighting Washington County
Wayne County 191  Tax Lien 16,760 State map highlighting Wayne County
White County 193  Tax Lien 14,665 State map highlighting White County
Whiteside County 195  Tax Lien 58,498 State map highlighting Whiteside County
Will County 197  Tax Lien 677,560 State map highlighting Will County
Williamson County 199  Tax Lien 66,357 State map highlighting Williamson County
Winnebago County 201  Tax Lien 295,266 State map highlighting Winnebago County
Woodford County 203  Tax Lien 38,664 State map highlighting Woodford County

Reference Site Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_counties_in_Illinois

Illinois County Map


Local Real Estate Clubs

Chicago Creative Investors Association
Contact: Jane Garvey
Website www.ccia-info.com Email: ccia@ccia-info.com Telephone: (630) 858-4663
When: Typically 3rd Sundays of the Month 6pm-9pm
Where: New location, see website for updateNorthern IL. Real Estate Investors Association
Contact: Gladys M. Gort – gladys@northernilrea.com Telephone: (815) 363-0233
When: 1st Wed. of the Month 7:00pm
Where: VFW – 3002 Rte. 120, McHenry, IL
Web Site: www.northernilrea.com

Lake County Apartment Owners Association
Contact: Paul J. Sprenger
Telephone: (847) 855-5974
When: 3rd Tuesday of the Month 6:30pm
(None in Jul or Aug)
Where: Holiday Inn
Grand Ave, West of I94, Gurnee

Ben Franklin Investment Club
Contact: Grant DeNormandie
Telephone: (773) 731-8010
When: 4th Thursday 7:00pm
Where: Warsaw Inn, McHenry

Freeport Area Landlord Association
Contact: Jilly Whiting
Telephone: (815) 233-4663
When: 4th Monday of each month – 7:00pm
4th Tuesday in May, June & July – 7:00pm
Where: Four Seasons Bowling Alley, Freeport

Chicago Real Estate Investment Club
Website www.thecreic.thecreativeinvestor.com Contact: Phillip Herrejon
Email: herrejon@excite.com Telephone: (630) 598-2370
When: 2nd Tuesday of the month
Where: St. Michael’s Church, 1711 N Cleveland, Chicago (Old Town)

Illinois Rental Property Owners Association
Contact: Jane Garvey
Email: garveyjane@aol.com Telephone: (630) 415-0543
When: 3rd Saturday (most months), 10:00am
Where: Amanda Brookes Apartments, Normal
Web Site: www.irpoa.org

Real Estate Investors Association (R.E.I.A.)
Contact: Brad Nelson
Telephone: (618) 463-2337
When: 2nd Thursday of Each Month 7:30pm
Where: Stratford Hotel, Alton

Metro East Landlords Association
Contact: Wes Talcot
Telephone: (618) 877-MELA
When: 1st Monday of the Month 7:00pm
Where: Collinsville American Legion Hall, Collinsville

Sauk Valley Landlord Association
Contact: Gathe Thicksten
Telephone: (815) 626-3519
When: 3rd Thursday of the Month 7:00pm
Where: Sterling Federal Bank
110 E. 4th St., Sterling

Angel Real Estate Investing
Contact: Destini Cortez
Telephone: (708) 839-6372
When: Quarterly, Weekends
Where: Varies – Call First, Chicago

Illinois Valley Creative Investors Assoc.
Contact: Ann Lasson
Telephone: (815) 875-6254
When: 3rd Monday of the Month 7:00pm
Where: MidWest Appraisal Bldg., Spring Valley

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