LaSalle Co. announces final timeline to pay real estate taxes


OTTAWA - Property owners in LaSalle County are being reminded that their real estate taxes are due on Oct. 4. The drop box in Ottawa will close at 4 p.m. on Oct. 4 and that will be the last day the county will accept personal checks. After Oct. 4, the county will only accept certified funds, cashier’s check, money order or cash at the office.

If taxes are not paid by Oct. 4, certified letters will be mailed on Oct. 5. A $10 certified letter fee will be added to any payments received in their office after Oct. 4 and the interest will change after the 5th of each month. Call for the amount due or refer to your tax bill.

Oct. 11 will be the last day to pay before the property owner’s name is published in the newspaper. During the week of Oct. 14, all unpaid taxes will be published in local newspapers.

On Nov. 11, the credit card option will end and Wednesday, Nov. 13 will be the last day to pay your tax bill before it is sold at tax sale. Payments will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 13; no payments will be accepted after that date. All unpaid taxes will be sold on Nov. 14.

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