Bureau County Treasurer's Office
700 South Main St.
Princeton, Illinois 61356
Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
The County Treasurer is an elected position, serving a term of 4 years. The County Treasurer's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Handling the financial transactions associated with County government, such as accounts payable, accounts receivables and payroll.
- Investing the County's assets and balancing the funds and accounts.
- Collecting property and mobile home taxes and distributing them to the proper taxing bodies.
- It is the duty of the County Treasurer to invest and reinvest any funds. Investment objectives are safety of principal, liquidity, and maximum rate of return.
- The County Collector prepares bills and receipts for the purpose of tax collection of real estate, drainage and mobile home taxes within the county.
- Upon receipt of the tax monies the County Collector proceeds to disburse these funds to the taxing districts. Tax collection funds are kept in interest-bearing accounts. The interest earned on these accounts is disbursed to the various taxing districts proportional to the amount of tax collected for them.
- The County Collector holds a tax sale at the end of every tax year to sell the tax on every parcel that remains unpaid.
- The Treasurer collects and distributes, as required, transfers of monies from the state. These transfers include in part; sales tax, supplemental sales tax, income tax, income tax surcharge, salary reimbursement, replacement tax, inheritance tax, emergency management assistance program monies and motor fuel tax.
General Tax Information
The County Treasurer shall receive and safely keep the revenues and other public monies of the county, and all money and funds authorized by law be paid to her, and disburse the same pursuant to law. The County Treasurer must keep a record of all such funds and report monthly to the County Board the balances of these funds. The County Collector prepares bills for the purpose of tax collection of real estate, drainage and mobile home taxes within Bureau County.
Your total real estate tax bill is payable in two installments. You will only receive one bill. Partial payments will not be accepted. Failure to receive a tax bill or receiving one late, for any reason, will not relieve tax payer from paying taxes or late penalties. There is a fee to obtain a duplicate bill.
Postmark showing the due date is acceptable to avoid late penalty. Make checks payable to Bureau County Collector. Cancelled check will serve as receipt. If a mortgage company is to pay your bill, it is your responsibility to call them and ask if they need you to send them a copy of your bill. Many mortgage companies pay electronically now and may not require a bill.
If you no longer own this property, forward to the new owner or return entire bill to Collector's office.
For Property Tax information, please visit fikeandfike.com