Public Act 123: Property Foreclosure Timeline
2017 Property Taxes
March 1, 2018:
Unpaid real property taxes are turned over to the County Treasurer for collection. A 4% administration fee and 1% interest per month is added.
June 1, 2018:
First notice by first class mail.
September 1, 2018
Second notice by first class mail.
October 1, 2018:
$15 fee added to each parcel for which delinquent taxes remain unpaid.
February 1, 2019:
Third notice (certified mail).
March 1, 2019:
Properties with unpaid delinquent taxes are forfeited to the County Treasurer. A fee of $354 is added, plus the interest increases from 1% to 1.5% per month retroactive to March 1, 2014.
Beginning March 1 thru May 1, 2019:
Title Search is conducted to identify all owners entitled to notice.
Beginning June 15, 2019 thru Jan. 30, 2020:
Fourth notice certified mail and personal notice served.
Jan. 30 thru March 1, 2020:
Circuit Court hearing on foreclosure petition.
March 1, 2020:
Circuit Court enters judgment of foreclosure quieting title. Owner has final 31 days to redeem the property.
March 31, 2020:
Redemption rights expire. The owner loses all rights to property.
Aug. or Sept. 2020:
Property offered at public auction for minimum bid (amount of tax, interest and fees uncollected). Properties are sold to the highest bidder.