County Treasurer’s office, and the Sangamon County Board in conjunction
with the County’s Delinquent Tax Agent conduct an annual Auction of
Real Property and Mobile Homes. These items are the by-product of the County’s Tax
Collection Program. This Tax Collection Program consists of the County Tax
Agent purchasing unsold tax certificates at the annual tax sale. The tax
agent then holds the certificates for the thirty month redemption period.
The County Tax Agent petitions the Circuit Court for a tax deed on the unredeemed
tax certificates. Upon receiving the tax deed for a parcel, the County Tax
Agent then holds the deed until it can be offered for public sale at the
Auction of Surplus Real Property.
The parcels are sold to the highest bidder with the County giving a quit
claim deed to the winning bidder. The purpose of the sale is to return the
property to someone with an interest in owning the property and paying the
taxes. The proceeds from the sale are distributed to the taxing districts.
The sale for 2013 will be held at the Prairie Capital Convention Center, 9th and W.Adams St. Springfield, IL 62701 on August 20, 2013 at 7:00 pm. Catalogs of properties being offered for sale will be available
approximately one month before the sale date. Catalogs cost $15 and may
be purchased from the Sangamon County Treasurer’s Office or online from the County Tax agent at www.iltaxsale.com. A copy of the Auction Catalog is available for public inspection in the lobby of the Treasurer's Office from 8:30am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday at 200 S. Ninth Room 102, Springfield, IL approximately one month before the sale date. A copy of the sale notice is here
Properties not sold at the Auction are available for purchase at the minimum bid plus cost for 90 days after the auction date. Please contact the County Delinquent Tax Agent at 800-248-2850 or 618-656-5744 for information on purchasing unsold properties. A list of potential properities available are shown in the Auction Resiults.
For more information on the sale please review the following documents fromthe 2012 Sale:
Listing of Items in 2012 Auction by Street
Results of 2012 Auction by Item Number
Terms and Conditions of the Sale-Real Estate
Special Sales Notices-Real Estate
Absentee Bidding-Real Estate
Absentee Bidding-Purchase Contract/Real Estate
Terms and Conditions of the Sale-Mobile Homes
Special Sales Notices-Mobile Homes
Absentee Bidding-Mobile Homes
Absentee Bidding-Purchase Contract/Mobile Homes
Please direct inquiries to:
Sangamon County Tax Agent
141 St. Andrews
P.O. Box 96
Edwardsville, IL 62025
(618) 656-5744 or (800) 248-2850
For more information on this and other sales please visit http://www.iltaxsale.com/new/index.php/main.
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