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REVENUE35 ILCS 200/Art. 21 Div. 3
(35 ILCS 200/) Property Tax Code.
(35 ILCS 200/Art. 21 Div. 3 heading)
Notice and publication provisions
35 ILCS 200/21-135
(35 ILCS 200/21-135)
Mailed notice of application for judgment and sale.
than 15 days before the date of application for judgment and sale of delinquent
properties, the county collector shall mail, by registered or certified mail, a
notice of the forthcoming application for judgment and sale to the person shown
by the current collector's warrant book to be the party in whose name the taxes
were last assessed or to the current owner of record and, if applicable, to the party specified under Section
15-170. The notice shall include the intended dates of application for judgment
and sale and commencement of the sale, and a description of the properties. The
county collector must present proof of the mailing to the court along with the
application for judgement.
In counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, a copy of this notice shall
also be mailed by the county collector by registered or certified mail to any
lienholder of record who annually requests a copy of the notice. The failure of
the county collector to mail a notice or its non-delivery to the lienholder
shall not affect the validity of the judgment.
In counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, notice shall not be mailed to
any person when, under Section 14-15, a certificate of error has been executed
by the county assessor or by both the
county assessor and board of
appeals (until the first Monday in December 1998 and the board of
the first Monday in December 1998 and thereafter),
except as provided by court order under Section 21-120.
The collector shall collect $10 from the proceeds of each sale to cover
the costs of registered or certified mailing and the costs of advertisement
If a taxpayer pays the taxes on the property after the notice of the
forthcoming application for judgment and sale is mailed but before the sale is
made, then the collector shall collect $10 from the taxpayer to cover the costs
of registered or certified mailing and the costs of advertisement and
(Source: P.A. 93-899, eff. 8-10-04.)
35 ILCS 200/21-140
(35 ILCS 200/21-140)
Printer's error in advertisement.
In all cases where there is a
printer's error in the advertised list which prevents judgment from being
obtained against any property, or against all of the delinquent list, at the
time stated in the advertisement, the printer shall lose the compensation
allowed by this Code for those properties containing errors, or for the entire
list, as the case may be.
(Source: Laws 1939, p. 886; P.A. 88-455.)
35 ILCS 200/21-145
(35 ILCS 200/21-145)
At the same time the County Collector annually
publishes the collector's annual sale advertisement under Sections 21-110,
21-115 and 21-120, it is mandatory for the collector in counties with 3,000,000
or more inhabitants, and in other counties if the county board so orders by
resolution, to publish an advertisement giving notice of the intended
application for judgment and sale of all properties upon which all or a part of
the general taxes for each of 3 or more years are delinquent as of the date of
the advertisement. Under no circumstance may a tax year be offered at a scavenger sale prior to the annual tax sale for that tax year (or, for omitted assessments issued pursuant to Section 9-260, the annual tax sale for that omitted assessment's warrant year, as defined herein). In no event may there be more than 2 consecutive years
without a sale under this Section, except where a tax sale has been delayed pursuant to Section 21-150 as a result of a statewide COVID-19 public health emergency. The term delinquent also includes
forfeitures. The County Collector shall include in the advertisement and in the
application for judgment and sale under this Section and Section 21-260 the
total amount of all general taxes upon those properties which are delinquent as
of the date of the advertisement. In lieu of a single annual advertisement and
application for judgment and sale under this Section and Section 21-260, the
County Collector may, from time to time, beginning on the date of the
publication of the annual sale advertisement and before August 1 of the next
year, publish separate advertisements and make separate applications on
eligible properties described in one or more volumes of the delinquent list.
The separate advertisements and applications shall, in the aggregate, include
all the properties which otherwise would have been included in the single
annual advertisement and application for judgment and sale under this Section.
Upon the written request of the taxing district which levied the same, the
County Collector shall also include in the advertisement the special taxes and
special assessments, together with interest, penalties and costs thereon upon
those properties which are delinquent as of the date of the advertisement. The
advertisement and application for judgment and sale shall be in the manner
prescribed by this Code relating to the annual advertisement and application
for judgment and sale of delinquent properties.
As used in this Section, "warrant year" means the year preceding the calendar year in which the omitted assessment first became due and payable.
(Source: P.A. 101-635, eff. 6-5-20; 102-519, eff. 8-20-21.)