Lee County Board offers exemption from late penalty on taxes if paid by July 26

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LEE COUNTY — The Lee County Board has announced that due to the financial hardship created by the COViD-19 global pandemic, the first installment of real estate taxes due June 26th will be exempt from any late penalty if paid on or before July 26, 2020. 

The preferred methods of payment are:

1) Online by direct debit from a bank account at www.leecountyil.com. The online payment service provider charges a $1.00 convenience fee for direct debit payments. No portion of these fees are received by Lee County.

2)  Online by credit card at www.leecountyil.com. The online payment service provider charges a 2.35% convenience fee for credit card payments. No portion of these fees are received by Lee County.

3) By mail to the Lee Co. Treasurer, PO Box 328, Dixon, IL 61021.  Please include the stubs with the payment.

4) Payment at any bank in Amboy, Ashton, Dixon, Franklin Grove, Paw Paw, Sublette, and West Brooklyn. Please bring the entire tax bill to the bank.

Those taxpayers who intend to pay at the Old Lee County Courthouse should be aware that the building is locked. Payments will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through a first floor window on the north side.