Key Dates

The key dates for the 2021/2022 Real Estate tax cycle are as follows:

Date Event
May 23, 2023 Mail Tax Bills
July 4, 2023 Surplus Property Sealed Bid Auction begins-Catalog Available Today
July 7, 2023 First Installment Due Date
July 8, 2023 Penalty on First Installment
Aug. 4, 2023 Last Day to Bid on Sealed Bid Auction at 4:30 p.m.
Aug. 8, 2023 Penalty Increase on First Installment
Sept. 7, 2023 Second Installment Due Date
Sept. 8, 2023 Penalty Increase on First and Second Installment
Oct. 3, 2023 Last Day to Accept Personal Check
Oct. 8, 2023 Penalty Increase on First and Second Installment
Oct. 2, 2023 Last day to pay prior to Publication at Noon
Oct. 3, 2023 Target Date to Mail Certified Letter
Oct. 4, 2023 Last Day to Register for Tax Sale
Oct. 10, 2023 Publish Delinquent List in the Newspaper
Oct. 18, 2023 Apply for Judgement 9:00 Judge Shick
Oct. 19, 2023 Tax Sale 9:30 a.m. Unique Suites Hotel

To participate in tax sale you need:

  • Letter of Intent -- includes your name, address, telephone number, and your statement of intent to attend the tax sale.
  • $250.00 registration fee -- will be applied to your purchase. Nonrefundable if no attempt to purchase.
  • New buyers to Coles County need a letter of credit from their financial institution stating the amount approved for purchase.
  • Tax judgment books will be available online or for purchase for $50.00