Tax Sale Redemption

Each year when real estate taxes are not paid on time, any unpaid balance due may be available to sell to a third party.  This process is known as a Tax Sale.

SOLD & FORFEITED INQUIRY
Find information on sold and forfeited taxes

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING SOLD & FORFEITED INQUIRY - click here
  1. Click on Check My Sold Taxes or Sold & Forfeited Inquiry.
  2. Scroll down to accept the disclaimer by clicking on “Yes, I Accept These Terms”.
  3. A new screen will open to allow you to enter the PIN for the property. Enter the 14 or 16 digit pin number and submit.  Where to Find PIN.
  4. The following screen will display any tax sale associated with that PIN for the past ten years. For any given year, if the “DISP” field shows a Disposition, the sale has been disposed of, either by payment, sale in error, tax deed or other means, and is no longer open or able to be redeemed. If the “DISP” field is blank, then the sale is still open and a redemption payment can be made.

Possible Dispositions:

  • Redeemed- Taxes have been paid.
  • Sale In Err- Buyer has filed for Sale in Error, returning the lien to county ownership.
  • Deed Issued– A Tax Deed has been issued.
  • Void– Void W/ No Right To Reimbursement due to the Tax Buyer not complying with statutory requirements.
  • Cancelled- Cancelled by surrender of certificate by Tax Buyer
  1. Click on the PIN for the year on which you are seeking information. If the taxes have been redeemed, the redeeming party and date of redemption will be displayed. If the taxes are still unpaid, then refer to the line in the second box that states “Total Amount to Redeem” to obtain a current payoff amount.
  2. To search a new PIN, click on “Return to Tax Sale Redemption Page” on the initial search results page.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • The website is a live site, meaning that information is immediately updated as soon as a change is made with no lag time. The only exception is for the addition of subsequent taxes paid by Tax Buyers. These will post the next business day after the filing date.
  • This site cannot distinguish if a PIN is invalid. You will receive the same error message if you enter an invalid PIN as you will if you search a PIN that does not have any sold taxes to display. For verification that you have entered the PIN correctly, you may search its current Tax Bill information at www.willcountytaxbill.com.
  • Many links throughout the Inquiry will open in new browser tabs. Please ensure you have disabled any pop-up blockers while using this tool.
MAKING A PAYMENT- click here

Property owners, or a party representing the owner, can redeem (pay) taxes that have been sold by making a payment through the mail or in person at the Will County Clerk’s Office.

TO MAKE A REDEMPTION PAYMENT
Payment must be made in full.  Partial payments are not accepted.

Per Illinois State Statue, payment must be by:
– certified check
– cashier’s check
– money order

Make payable to the Will County Clerk and have your PIN written on the check.

PAYMENT CAN BE MADE IN PERSON OR BY MAIL
Will County Clerk’s Office
Attn:  Tax Redemption
302 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432

PAYMENT DEADLINES
Payment must be made by 4:30 PM the day before the interest rate changes to avoid additional charges.

PAYMENT MADE ON THE LAST DAY TO REDEEM MUST BE MADE
– in person by 4:30 PM at the Will County Clerk’s Office
– U.S. Mail must be postmarked the day before
– by courier no later than 4:30 PM at the Will County Clerk’s Office

INTEREST & FEE INFORMATON
For sold and forfeited taxes

ANNUAL LIST OF PARCELS SOLD AT TAX SALE
Tax year 2011 to current

TAX BUYER INFORMATION
Monthly Redemption Report Lookup

ORDER A CERTIFIED STATEMENT FOR SOLD & FORFEITED TAXES
We can provide a Certified Statement of the Sold & Forfeited Inquiry Information that can be used for legal purposes.  This document is signed, sealed and has a breakdown of the interest and fees for sold taxes.  To receive a Certified Statement, please submit a Tax Redemption Document Order Form, along with a $1.00 fee.  The Certified Statement will be mailed to the address provided.

OTHER WILL COUNTY PROPERTY TAX RELATED LINKS
Will County Supervisor of Assessments – assessments & exemptions
Will County Treasurer – review tax bill & payment dates
Will County Recorder  – deeds & other recorded documents
Will County Land Use – building permits, zoning, ordinances & code enforcements

For more information on Tax Redemption contact us or call (815) 724-1880.