DeKalb County Treasurer Christine Johnson would like to remind taxpayers that the second installment of real estate taxes is due Friday, September 1, 2017. Taxes may be paid by mail, at most county banks, on-line, or in person at the Treasurer’s Office at the DeKalb County Administration Building, 110 East Sycamore Street in Sycamore from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Those taxpayers who intend to pay at the office should be aware that there is limited parking due to the jail expansion project. Taxpayers are encouraged to mail their payments so that they are postmarked on or before the due date, or to make their payment at a local bank on or before the due date to avoid the congestion.
The Treasurer’s Office accepts tax payments online via Forte using Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover credit cards, Visa or Master Card debit cards, and E-checks. Taxpayers may also pay using Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover Card credit cards, or Visa and Master Card debit cards in person at the Treasurer’s Office. Please note that the credit card service provider charges a convenience fee for those wishing to charge their real estate taxes on a credit card. Online payments may also be made by E-check, a direct debit from your account, for a nominal processing fee.
In order to pay taxes online, taxpayers should visit the DeKalb County website at www.dekalbcounty.org and click on the link that says “Pay My Property Tax” in red text. From there, click on the word “Forte” to enter the online payment portal. You will find it helpful to have your tax bill at hand when making your payment online.
Taxpayers may also pay their taxes at most banks in DeKalb County during the bank’s normal business hours, on or before the due date of the installment. Taxpayers should bring the entire tax bill to the bank and put their parcel number on their check. Banks cannot accept payments after the due date.
If you mail your payment, the stub on the bottom of your tax bill should accompany your payment. Please put your parcel number on your check to insure proper credit.
If you have questions about your tax payment, please visit DeKalb County’s website at www.dekalbcounty.org or call Treasurer Johnson’s office at 815-895-7112.
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