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Treasurer

1 Taylor Street, Room 205

Chester, IL 62233

Voice: 618.826.5000 ext 224

Fax: 618.826.2225

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www.randolphco.org

 

Welcome to the Treasurer's Office

Justin S. Jeffers

Treasurer

Our office is committed to providing excellent and courteous service. Our Chief Deputy is Megann R. Williams and office hours are 8:00 am until 4:00 pm Monday through Friday except holidays. The County Treasurer's responsibilities include the statutory duties required as Treasurer of Randolph County and as Ex-Officio collector of real estate property taxes and mobile home taxes for all taxing districts.

 Please do not email tax questions, please call our office (618) 826-5000 Extention 224.

Services

Real Estate and Mobile Home Tax

  Collection of and distribution to the various taxing districts

Click Here to Pay Taxes Online

Mobile Home Tax Certification

  Certifying all taxes are paid prior to title transfer

Mobile Home Moving Permit

  Certifying all taxes are paid prior to moving any mobile home

Justin Jeffers was elected Randolph county Treasurer in November 2014. Justin was born in Sparta, Illinois and is a lifelong county resident. After graduation from Sparta High School, Justin enrolled at Southwestern Illinois College where he was a student athlete. After completion, Jeffers transferred to Worsham College near Chicago, IL where he graduated with a business degree concentrated in Mortuary Science. Upon graduation Justin returned to Randolph County Where he served as a funeral director for 8 years before becoming the Treasurer of Randolph County.


In Randolph County, the Treasurer is the Chief Financial Officer for the county. These responsibilities include the management of all investments with the county, the collection of mobile home and real estate taxes and the distribution of collected tax dollars to the numerous taxing districts. The Treasurer’s Office essentially acts as the bank for the county. Collection of taxes amount to nearly 30 million dollars annually.


The daily duties of the Treasurer’s Office cover a myriad of different tasks. If you sell or transfer ownership of your mobile home we are the ones to help you. Be sure to bring your title with you and we will do a tax certification to put the home in your name on the county level. You must follow up at the DMV to have your name put on that title. If you plan to move your mobile home, we will issue you a moving permit.


Paying your real estate taxes all at one time can most often times be quite difficult, therefore Justin has implemented an alternative. Justin and our accounting software company have teamed together to work this out to make it easier on the taxpayers. A pre payment plan totally designed for our taxpayers. It is up to the taxpayer to decide when and how much they choose to pay. There are no time limits nor any cash limits. It is entirely up to you.


During our tax season there are several different ways to pay your taxes. You are always welcome to pay in person in our office, 8-4, Monday thru Friday. Another option is to mail your payment to our office. You can also pay at any bank in Randolph County. Just like last year, you also have the option to pay by credit card at www.govtechtaxpro.com. We now accept credit card payments in the office. We have installed a drop box in the front of the courthouse by the front door. Please feel free to drop your payment in. The box is checked daily. We feel this box is a great way for people who cannot make it to the courthouse by 4:00 to pay.


Always make sure when you receive your tax bill to check your exemptions. If all of them are not listed please call the Assessors Office. They will do a Certificate of Error (C of E) and your taxes will be lowered.


Usually around the first of August, we receive catalogs from the Trustees of this county. The properties that do not sell at our annual tax sale go to the Trustees of this County. After 3 years of non payment, the Trustee acquires the property and then sells it in this catalog. This is called a sealed bid auction. The bids are sent to the Trustees the day after the deadline date.


Our tax sale is automated meaning that all tax purchases are sold on a computer. The bidding process and percentages are all done by computer.


If you file bankruptcy our office is notified and we keep track of your bankruptcy until you are discharged.


At the end of the calendar year we issue a report called the Annual Treasurer’s Report. This report is a statement of how much money the county has on hand. It covers receivables and payables by each office. The Treasurer’s Office always has this report on hand for you to look over.


The Treasurer’s Office balances most of the bank statements that come into the County.