EUREKA – Woodford County Treasurer Melissa Andrews has announced the 2018 property tax bills payable in '19 will be mailed out on Friday to all property owners. The first installment due date will be June 14 and the other is scheduled for Sept. 6. Tax bill images are now available to view and print on the county's website at www.woodford-county.org. Click on “Taxes” in the lower portion of the home page and then click on “Woodford County Property Tax Search”. Individuals can search by parcel number, owner’s name or property address. View or print the tax bill by selecting “Tax Bill” from the list on the right.
Property owners have several payment options, all of which are listed on the back of the tax bill. Taxes may be paid (by check or cash) in person in the Treasurer’s Office on the first floor of the Woodford County Courthouse, at a participating county bank or by mail if postmarked on or before the due date. Checks should be made payable to Woodford County Collector and mail to 115 N. Main Street, Suite 105, Eureka, 61530. Taxes may also be paid with most major credit cards, debit cards or by e-check either over the internet by visiting www.woodford-county.org and click on ”click here to Pay Property Taxes” or by phone at (877) 637-1395. There will be a convenience fee of 2.35 percent plus $1.50 per transaction fee charged for credit card and debit card payments, and $2 charge for e-Checks. Credit/debit card payments are not accepted in the office. Taxes paid after the due date will be assessed a 1.5 percent penalty per month. There is a penalty calculation chart on the payment coupons showing the amounts to pay, including penalty, if paid after the due date.
Once property owners receive their tax bill, they should review the bill and make sure they are receiving all of the exemptions they are entitled to. A list of exemptions and the qualifications are on the back of the tax bill. For Assessment or Exemption questions, contact the Supervisor of Assessments Office, (309) 467-3708.
If property owners do not receive a tax bill, they should contact the Treasurer’s office or search the public information on the county website. Failure to receive a bill does not relieve the tax payer of the obligation to pay and penalties will be assessed if paid after the due dates.
For more information or any questions about property tax payments can contact the Treasurer’s Office at, 467-4621.