Property Taxes and Online Payment

Property Taxes and Online Payment

To PAY Taxes Online - Scan the QR code on your tax bill,
click here >> . **A service fee will be applied**

WAIT - does your mortgage company escrow and pay your taxes?

Property Tax F.A.Q. 

Pay Online Step-By-Step instructions 

Automatic-Payments Option - Never be late making your tax payment
Enroll in Paperless Billing 

VIEW or PRINT Tax Bills - click here >> (there is also a link to pay online from this site)

Not receiving your tax bills?  You may need to submit a Change Of Address Form or Enroll in Paperless Billing
Address changes may also be submitted online by going to

Payment options:
  • Pay Online – Scan the QR code on your bill, or go to (an auto-pay option is also available).
    • Transaction Fees apply -- E-Check = $1.50. Credit card or Debit card = 2.25% or a $2.00 minimum.
    • Pay multiple parcels at one time for a single transaction fee.
    • No payment stub(s) required.
  • Pay by phone by calling 618-328-4080 (limited to one item per phone call). Fees apply. No payment stub(s) required.
  • Pay at most local banks by the due date – banks will not accept late payments. Payment stub(s) are required.
  • Pay by U.S. Mail – envelopes must be postmarked no later than the installment due date - Payment stub(s) are required with your payment.
  • Pay in person at the Jefferson County Treasurer’s office in the courthouse - we will only accept cash, *checks, and money orders.  Payment stub(s) are required with your payment.
  • Make checks payable to: Jefferson County Collector.
  • *Payment by personal check must be made 45 or more days before the tax sale to allow for bank processing time. The next tax sale date is             To Be Determined.
  • If your taxes are held in escrow by a mortgage company, you are responsible to forward your bill to them for payment.
  • Here is what you need to know if you are Paying Under Protest

Certified vs Cashier's Check - what is the difference?

Alpha County Owner List - click HERE

PROPERTY TAXES - Tax Sale Information

  • Before moving or selling a mobile home, the taxes must be paid up to date.
  • To obtain a clear title, you will need a Mobile Home Certification, availabe at the Jefferson County Treasurer’s Office, and then filed with the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office.
  • Documentation required for certification includes the original title and names and addresses for both the seller and the buyer.
  • There is a $5.00 fee to obtain a Tax Certification through the Treasurer's office.  We accept cash or check only for certifications. 
  • NOTICE TO MOBILE HOME OWNERS: Since the 2020 tax year, unpaid mobile home taxes and penalties have been sent to the annual tax sale. Starting in 2021, payment of current year mobile home taxes will not be accepted until all prior years of unpaid taxes have paid, and open liens have been properly released and recorded. Call the Treasurer's office if you wish to see if you have any unpaid Mobile Home taxes.