Treasurer

The County Treasurer serves as both Treasurer and Collector. The Treasurer is responsible for the record keeping, depositing and investing all of the funds for Woodford County. The Collector is responsible for billing, collecting, investing and distributing property taxes and Mobile Home Taxes.

County Treasurers are cash managers. Our investment objectives are safety, liquidity and yield in that order. Our money is invested in most of the County Banks and with the Illinois Funds. Much of the revenue from the State is same day directly deposited to our account.

Monies Received From the State


Inheritance taxes are paid to the Treasurer and forwarded to the State Treasurer monthly. Monies received monthly from the State include:
  • Motor Fuel Taxes
  • Personal Property Replacement Taxes
  • Public Safety Retailers Occupation Taxes
  • Retailer Occupation Taxes
  • Salary reimbursements
Each month the Treasurer reports to the County Board the amount of money received and disbursed during the previous month. All of the money is in interest bearing accounts.

Billing


The Collector prepares and sends out about 24,000 Real Estate Tax bills annually and collects over $59 million dollars. Those funds are distributed to more than 176 taxing districts in the County. The bills are usually mailed in May and the 1st installment is due 30 days later. The 2nd installment is due in September. Only 1 bill is mailed with a coupon for each payment. The annual tax sale is held in late October each year. Mobile Home bills are mailed in March and due 60 days after the mailing date.

The records of taxes from years past are available to the public for researching historical tax data.

Animal Control


The Treasurer along with the Public Safety Committee handles the Animal Control duties. The data base for dogs within the County, their vaccination and registration dates are maintained in the Treasurer's office. Notices are generated and sent for reminders of vaccination and tag due dates.