The properties for which the taxes were purchased by the Trustee and not redeemed within 2 1/2 years become deeded to the County. These properties are then offered thru a sealed bid auction, sometimes known as the Surplus Auction, held once a year.
The sealed bid auction for 2021 is open. Bids must be in our office by 4:00pm on September 24th.
Sale Catalogs for the sealed bid auction are now available in our office or online at www.iltaxsale.com. Cost is $5.
Please be sure and drive to the location of any property you are interested in, as the addresses listed in the booklet are not guaranteed. Each property should have a sign on it.
There is a minimum bid which is listed in the booklet.
The sealed bids are sent to the Trustee’s Office where they are opened. The Trustee’s Office will notify the winning bidders. The process takes approximately 1 week.