County Treasurer/Collector

Treasurer: Molly Bettis

Anita Wankel, Deputy
Hannah Davis, Deputy
Tami Burg, Deputy

Payments are accepted in the office of the Menard County Treasurer by check, cash and credit or debit card.  Payments may also be made at any local county bank.  Payment cannot be accepted without the tax bill payment stub.

The Menard County Treasurer can accept Master Card, VISA, American Express, Discover, and debit cards.  Fore your convenience, payments will also be accepted by mail at the following address:

Menard County Treasurer/Collector
102 South Seventh Street
Petersburg, Illinois 62675                                                                                                             

Payments (with stub enclosed) may also be dropped off in the drop box by the main door of the Menard County Courthouse.

A convenience fee of 2.95% will be charged by GovPayNet with a minimum charge of $1.00 per transaction.  All service fees are non-refundable.

Please visit our online real estate tax payment site below:

Card Processing Service Fees

The due date is set after the County Clerk has calculated the rates and the extensions are set for the taxing bodies.  The first due date is July 19, 2024. The second due date is September 6, 2024. 

Property Tax Information

Use the link below for your property tax information on the Menard County GIS site.  This information is located at the bottom of the page and is for informational purposes only. Tax payments received without coupons will be returned.

Property Tax Search

Description of Services

The Treasurer is responsible for the receipt, management and disbursement of all public funds according to law. Records for over fifty different funds are maintained and reconciled with financial statements on a monthly basis. Reports to the County Board and departments are provided on a monthly, or as-requested, basis. Excess funds on deposit are invested according to Investment Policy and State law.

The Treasurer assists the County Board in preparing the annual budget, financial projections and maintains most financial records for preparation of the annual audit. As ex-officio Collector, the Treasurer is responsible for preparing and sending real estate and mobile home tax bills for over forty taxing bodies within Menard County. Taxes are then collected and processed by this office and distributed to the respective taxing bodies during the collection period. By law, the Treasurer, assisted by the County Clerk, holds an annual sale of delinquent and unpaid real estate and mobile home taxes after publication and notification.


Frequently Asked Questions

Property is not sold at the annual sale of delinquent taxes, only the delinquent tax and all penalties.  Registered tax purchasers bid by rate, starting at 18% with the tax going to the lowest bidder.  The property owner will be notified that their taxes have been sold.  Redemption calculation of the sold taxes is made through the County Clerk's office.  At redemption, additional interest and fees are due.

The last date you can pay taxes is by 4:00 p.m. the day before the annual sale of delinquent taxes.  By that time substantial penalties will be due along with the tax amount.  The annual sale of delinquent taxes is usually in October.

The taxpayer first needs to be sure they are receiving all the exemptions they are entitled to.  There are several new ones.  To see a complete list of exemptions available, click Exemptions.  There is also a process through the Assessor's office where the property owner would argue their valuation at the Board of Review.  If the property owner is still not satisfied, they can appeal their assessment through the State of Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board.

Please note the following:

  • $5 for a duplicate tax bill
  • $150 registration fee for annual sale of delinquent taxes
  • $75 delinquent tax sale list with one free update
  • $450 full file of real estate taxes on CD Rom or via e-mail