Mobile Home Taxes Due Soon

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Christine J. Johnson, DeKalb County Treasurer, would like to remind mobile home taxpayers that the April 27, 2018 mobile home tax bill due date is approaching.

Mobile home tax bills were sent on February 26, 2018. There are more than 900 mobile homes in DeKalb County, with the majority of them located in mobile home parks in DeKalb, Cortland, Genoa, Sandwich, Sycamore, and Waterman. Mobile Home Local Service Tax is only billed to owners and/or occupants of mobile homes. Johnson said, “We are pleased to be using the recently-improved billing system so that we can make our office more efficient and, more importantly, improve our ability to serve taxpayers.”

“The bills are easy for taxpayers to read. The calculation of their bill is clearly stated. The bill also includes a listing of the taxing bodies to which that person’s taxes will be distributed,” said Johnson.

Mobile home owners should be aware that mobile home taxes must be paid prior to a mobile home being moved, or to transfer the title of a mobile home to a new owner.

Mobile home taxpayers are reminded of the law that makes the delinquent penalty $25.00 per month. This law also provides that the names of those taxpayers that remain delinquent be published in the newspaper, and that those with any current or back taxes that are delinquent be sold at the annual tax sale.

Mobile home bills are due on Friday, April 27, 2018. Payments may be made by mail, or in person at the DeKalb County Treasurer’s Office at 110 East Sycamore Street, Sycamore, Illinois. If you are paying by mail, detach the bottom portion of the bill and return it with the payment. If you are paying in person, bring the entire bill with you.

Those taxpayers who intend to pay at the office should be aware that there is very limited parking due to the jail expansion project. Taxpayers are encouraged to mail their payments so that they are postmarked on or before the due date, in order to avoid the congestion.

Anyone with questions regarding their mobile home tax bill should call Treasurer Johnson’s office at 815/895-7112.

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