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Second DeKalb property tax installment due

DeKalb County Treasurer Christine J. Johnson is reminding taxpayers that the second installment of real estate taxes is due Sept. 3. Taxes can be paid via mail, online, at most county banks or between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in person at the Treasurer’s Office in the DeKalb County Administration Building.

The County Administration Building is located at 110 E. Sycamore St. in Sycamore. The office will be closed Sept. 2 for Labor Day.

The Treasurer’s Office accepts tax payments online using Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover credit cards, Visa or Master Card debit cards and E-checks. Taxpayers also can pay using credit or debit cards in person at the Treasurer’s Office.

Note that the credit card service provider charges a convenience fee for those wishing to charge their real estate taxes on a credit or debit card. Online payments also can be made by E-check, a direct debit from an account, for a nominal processing fee.

In order to pay taxes online, taxpayers should visit the DeKalb County website at dekalbcounty.org and click on the box with the red text that says “Pay My Property Taxes.”

From there, taxpayers should search for the parcel(s) they wish to pay and click “Pay Taxes” to add the parcel to their shopping cart. When ready to pay, go into the shopping cart and follow the prompts to complete your transaction.

Taxpayers also can 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 are advised to bring the entire tax bill to the bank and write their parcel number on their check. Banks cannot accept payments after the due date.

Taxpayers are advised to include the stub on the bottom of their tax bill when mailing their payment, and should include the parcel number on the check to ensure proper credit. Payments being mailed should be postmarked on or before the second installment due date of Sept. 3.

Johnson recommends that taxpayers have the post office hand cancel the payment envelope at the counter.

For information, call the Treasurer’s Helpline at 815-895-7337 or visit dekalbcounty.org.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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