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Treasurer's Office

Christine J. Johnson, Treasurer

Administration Building - Sycamore Campus

110 East Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL 60178

Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Phone: 815-895-7112

Treasurer@dekalbcounty.org

 

 

The DeKalb County Treasurer serves as both Treasurer and Collector for DeKalb County.

 

As Collector, the Office prepares bills and receipts for the collection of real estate taxes, drainage taxes, and mobile home taxes within the county.

 

The Collector will collect, invest, and distribute more than $218 million in property taxes this year. Taxes collected are invested while they are in the Treasurer's custody, prior to distribution. Interest earned on investments is distributed to the County's taxing districts proportional to the amount of tax collected for them. Property tax funds are distributed to more than 186 taxing districts in the county.

 

A tax sale is held at the end of each tax year to sell the tax on all parcels that remain unpaid.


The County Treasurer has the responsibility to receive, invest and distribute the revenue and public monies of the County.

 

She also collects and distributes, as required, transfers of monies from the state and federal governments. These transfers include, in part; sales tax, supplemental sales tax, income tax, income tax surcharge, salary reimbursement, replacement tax, emergency management assistance program monies, and motor fuel taxes.

 

The Treasurer also keeps accounts of all monies paid out stating the date, to whom payment is made, and on what account payment is made. Payments must be specifically authorized by law or by the County Board. Each month, the Treasurer reports to the County Board the amounts of money invested in banks listed by account. The County's funds are invested locally. Investment objectives are safety of principal, liquidity, and maximum rate of return.

 

The Treasurer serves as the ex-officio Treasurer for the DeKalb County 911 Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB).
The Treasurer's Office administers the Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Deferral Program. Property taxpayers who are 65 and older with a total household income of no more than $55,000 may qualify for this program.

 

The County Treasurer also serves as the Treasurer for DeKalb County's Drainage Districts.

 

For additional information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.