OTTAWA — If LaSalle County real estate taxes aren’t paid by Friday, Oct. 4, those individuals will receive certified letters, the treasurer’s office said in a news release. The drop box will be closed at 4 p.m. Oct. 4.
Oct. 4 will be the last day the treasurer’s office accepts personal checks; after that date the office will only accept certified funds; cashier’s check, money order or cash in the treasurer’s office.
A $10 certified letter fee is added to any payments received in the office after Oct. 4. Note that the interest changes after the fifth day of each month. Call for amount due or refer to the tax bill. Oct. 11 will be the last day to pay before the taxpayer’s name is published in the newspaper.
The week of Oct. 14, all unpaid taxes will be published in local newspapers.
On Nov. 11, the credit card option will end. Nov. 13 is the last day to pay a tax bill before it is sold at tax sale. The county will accept payments until 4:30 p.m.