State of Illinois
2019 and 2020


Introduced 2/5/2020, by Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin


35 ILCS 200/21-135

    Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that a notice of judgment and sale shall be sent by first class mail in addition to registered or certified mail. Provides that the fee collected from the tax purchaser to cover the costs of registered or certified mailing and advertising shall be $30 (currently, $10) and shall be paid to the county collector prior to the issuance of any certificate of purchase. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning revenue.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Property Tax Code is amended by changing
5Section 21-135 as follows:
6    (35 ILCS 200/21-135)
7    Sec. 21-135. Mailed notice of application for judgment and
8sale. Not less than 15 days before the date of application for
9judgment and sale of delinquent properties, the county
10collector shall mail, by registered or certified mail and first
11class mail, a notice of the forthcoming application for
12judgment and sale to the person shown by the current
13collector's warrant book to be the party in whose name the
14taxes were last assessed or to the current owner of record and,
15if applicable, to the party specified under Section 15-170. The
16notice shall include the intended dates of application for
17judgment and sale and commencement of the sale, and a
18description of the properties. The county collector must
19present proof of the mailing to the court along with the
20application for judgement.
21    In counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, a copy of
22this notice shall also be mailed by the county collector by
23registered or certified mail to any lienholder of record who



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1annually requests a copy of the notice. The failure of the
2county collector to mail a notice or its non-delivery to the
3lienholder shall not affect the validity of the judgment.
4    In counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, notice
5shall not be mailed to any person when, under Section 14-15, a
6certificate of error has been executed by the county assessor
7or by both the county assessor and board of appeals (until the
8first Monday in December 1998 and the board of review beginning
9the first Monday in December 1998 and thereafter), except as
10provided by court order under Section 21-120.
11    The collector shall collect $30 from each person purchasing
12any property at a sale under this Code; those amounts shall be
13paid to the county collector prior to the issuance of any
14certificate of purchase, $10 from the proceeds of each sale to
15cover the costs of registered or certified mailing and the
16costs of advertisement and publication. If a taxpayer pays the
17taxes on the property after the notice of the forthcoming
18application for judgment and sale is mailed but before the sale
19is made, then the collector shall collect $30 $10 from the
20taxpayer to cover the costs of registered or certified mailing
21and the costs of advertisement and publication.
22(Source: P.A. 93-899, eff. 8-10-04.)
23    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
24becoming law.