County Treasurer: Betty Asmussen

Office: 101 S. Main - P.O. Box 199 - Taylorville, IL 62568-0199

Phone: (217) 824-4889

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Welcome to the web page of the Christian County Treasurer. This web page is the source of information for anyone who visits here, if you are a taxpayer, local government or a mortgage company representative.

The collection and distribution of property tax revenue is an important function of the Treasurer's Office. On average we mail out 23,700 bills and will collect and distribut 36.1 million in tax revenues to 130 local government agencies. This web page will pertain mainly on the tax collection process.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if we can be of service to you.

Thanks for visiting!

Yours truly,

Betty Asmussen

Christian County Treasurer


Duties and Responsibilities of the County Treasurer include:

  • Printing and mailing of tax bills based on data provided by other county and state agencies on assessments, exemptions and tax rates.
  • Collection of real estate taxes from the owners of more than 23,700 real estate parcels.
  • Distribution of tax funds to approximately 130 governmental agencies that have the jurisdiction to collect taxes. These agencies include townships, villages, cities, school districts, libraries, public health and safety agencies, election authorities and parks.
  • Preparation of delinquency tax lists and mailing of notices to the taxpayer(s) on record.
  • Obtaining tax-sale judgment orders in court.
  • Conducting annual sale of tax liens to seek payment of delinquent taxes.
  • Collection and secure maintenance of revenues and other public funds of the County in addition to funds authorized by law to be paid to the Christian County Treasurer.
  • Adminstration of refunds resulting from duplicate payments of the same taxes, overpayments of taxes due, or reductions in assessments after original billing (as authorized by various tax-assessment agencies or the courts).
  • Filing of regular reports with the Christian County Board, summarizing the financial status of the Treasurer's office.


In addition to the above responsibilities, the Christian County Treasurer must maintain an investment policy to address:

  • Conformance with federal and state laws and local ordinances;
  • Diversity of type, maturity and institution to help manage the risk and principal;
  • Liquidity of funds to provide sufficient funds to meet obligations as they become due;
  • Returns on investments or yields that provide performance measures with return on investments to be secondary to the role of protecting the safety and liquidity features of the policy; and,
  • Safety of principal to avoid any risk of loss of public funds.


Under Illinois law, the office of the Christian County Treasurer also maintains special funds, from which the County Board shall authorize payments by voucher, which include:

  • Reasonable amounts needed during the accounting period to pay office expenses, postage, freight, express or similar charges.
  • Funds to pay necessary travel, dues and other expenses for workshops, educational seminars and organizational meetings established for the purpose of providing in-service training.
  • Trust funds for such purposes as may be provided for by law.
  • Such other funds as may be authorized by the County Board. The Treasurer shall make accounting monthly to the County Board through the County Clerk of all special funds maintained by her in the discharge of her duties.

DATES 2013/2014 TAX YEAR
Tuesday June 10, 2014 Mail Bills
Friday July 11, 2014 1st Installment due
Monday July 14, 2014 1 1/2% on 1st installment Due
Tuesday August 12, 2014 3% on 1st installment
Thursday September 11, 2014

2nd Installment due

Last Day Banks Collect

Last Day E-Pay & Same Day Pay

Friday September 12, 2014

4 1/2 on 1st Installment

1 1/2% on 2nd installment

Wednesday September 17, 2014

Friendly Reminders

Monday September 22, 2014 Tax Buyers Can Pay Subs
Thursday September 25, 2014

Last Day to Pay to Avoid Publication, Certified Letters and Certified Costs.

Payment must be in office.



Wednesday & Thursday October 1st and 2nd, 2014 Publication
Friday October 10, 2014

Mail Certified Letters. $10.00 Costs

6% on 1st installment

3% on 2nd Installment

(Certified Letters Only)

Monday October 13, 2014

6% on 1st Installment

3% on 2nd installment

Last day for Tax Buyers to Register for Tax Sale

Monday October 20, 2014 Last Day Local Banks can Pay for their Customers.
Monday October 27, 2014 Judgment
Tuesday October 28, 2014 Tax Sale


There will be more information added soon to the County Treasurer webpage:

  1. Duties of the County Treasurer
  2. Real Estate Tax Due Dates
  3. Real Estate Tax Payment Options
  4. Rax Savings & Relief Programs / Programs for Seniors, Veterans, & Disabled Citizens
  5. Sample Tax Bill
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. Tax Rates
  8. Tax Distribution Information
  9. Property Assessment and Tax Inquiry






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