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Treasurer's Office Announces Changes to Property Tax Collection Because of COVID-19

Post Date:05/14/2020 2:57 PM

WOODSTOCK, Ill. -The McHenry County Treasurer's Office is changing some of the ways it is collecting property tax payments in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Bills will be mailed Friday, May 15, and the on line property-tax lookup portal at www.mchenrytreasurer.org will be updated.

While the first installment is due June 15, the County Board, in recognition of the financial hardships the pandemic is causing, approved a 90-day waiver of late fees and interest-this means you can pay the first installment up to the Sept. 15 due date for the second installment without penalty. However, all accrued late penalties will be charged starting Sept. 16 for failure to pay.

The waiver does not apply to escrowed property tax payments. We also urge property owners who are able to pay on time to do so.

People can still pay their taxes at the Treasurer's Office, located at 2100 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock; however, to protect the public and our staff, service is limited to drive-thru only. Hours are 7:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are asking people to avoid paying in cash, and pay by cashier's check or money order if paying by personal check is not an option.

Taxpayers can pay on line through the Treasurer's Office website, and can pay by mail -we strongly encourage people to pay using the envelopes enclosed with the bill. A list of banks that accept property tax payments is available on our website; people should call participating banks to learn how COVID-19 has affected their hours and operations.

Please call us at 815-334-4260, or email us at [email protected], with further questions.

The Treasurer's Office is not accepting passport applications until further notice. If you have an emergency situation, please contact the Federal Passport Office at 877-487-2778.

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