Key Dates

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



Date Event
May 19, 2022 Mail Tax Bills
June 8, 2022 Surplus Property Sealed Bid Auction begins-Catalog Available Today
July 1, 2022 First Installment Due Date
July 2, 2022 Penalty on First Installment
July 8, 2022 Last Day to Bid on Sealed Bid Auction at 4:30 p.m.
Aug. 2, 2022 Penalty Increase on First Installment
Sept. 1, 2022 Second Installment Due Date
Sept. 2, 2022 Penalty Increase on First and Second Installment
Oct. 4, 2022 Last Day to Accept Personal Check
Oct. 2, 2022 Penalty Increase on First and Second Installment
Oct. 3, 2022 Last day to pay prior to Publication at Noon
Oct. 4, 2022 Target Date to Mail Certified Letter
Oct. 5, 2022 Last Day to Register for Tax Sale
Oct. 7, 2022 Publish Delinquent List in the Newspaper
Oct. 19, 2022 Apply for Judgement 9:00 Judge Shick
Oct. 20, 2022 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