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Tax Sale Information

Each year the Union County Treasurer's Office in conjunction with the Union County Clerk's Office conducts a sale of tax lien certificates. Delinquent real estate taxes in the form of a tax lien certificate are sold by the County to recover unpaid taxes. For more information, contact the County Treasurer's office at 618-833-5621.

When and Where

The 2015 tax sale will be held February 8, 2017 at 10:00AM in the common area between the Treasurer's and County Clerk's offices located in the new Union County Courthouse at 309 W. Market, Jonesboro, IL.


A full list of conditions are available on this downloadable form.


The following fees are in effect and will be collected on each parcel in the sale in addition to the delinquent taxes, accrued interest, and cost:
  • $20.00 Indemnity Fee
  • $10.00 Advertising Fee
  • $4.00 Clerk Fee
  • $10.00 Treasurer's Automation Fee
  • $25.00 Sale in Error Interest Fund Fee


The following are requirements to participate in the tax sale:
  • A letter of registration must be received in the Treasurer's Office at least ten (10) days prior to the day of the tax sale. The deadline for the 2015 sale is February 1, 2017.
  • A signed blank check made payable to the "Union County Treasurer" must be submitted and received by the Treasurer's Office no latter than 9:45AM on the day of the sale.

Delinquent Tax List

This list is currently available upon request to the Treasurer's Office. The current fee is $200.00 plus a $15.00 mailing fee (if applicable). This fee is subject to change and payment must be made in advance.

Bidding Process

The range of acceptable bids is from a minimum of 0% up to and including a maximum of 18% as per Illinois State Statutes. A tax lien certificate is issued per parcel.
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