St. Clair County Illinois Tax Lien Certificates

Illinois tax lien certificates are a great way to profit. St. Clair County sells Tax Lien Certificates at St. Clair County tax sales.

County Courthouse
10 Public Square
Belleville, IL 62220-1623
Phone: (618) 277-6600

Type: Tax Lien Certificate
Bid Method: Bid Down

St. Clair County, Illinois Tax Lien Certificates

You can purchase Illinois Tax Lien Certificates at St. Clair County tax sales.

If St. Clair county, Illinois is unable to collect real estate property taxes they are also unable to provide important government services like police protection, public schooling and medical services.

Unpaid property taxes create a serious cash-flow problem for St. Clair county, Illinois.

Property taxes that are delinquent are added to any previously uncollected taxes on a parcel of St. Clair county. Parcels whose taxes are subject to sale will be advertised in a St. Clair county newspaper of general circulation. The parcels are listed by sequence number. Parcels fall into 1 of 2 groups. Each group is sorted by parcel number.

The St. Clair county tax sale list appears about three to six weeks before the St. Clair county tax sale auction and is also posted on the Internet.

To solve this problem St. Clair county, Illinois allows investors to pay off these taxes. In exchange the investor receives the St. Clair county, Illinois lien for taxes. A real estate tax lien is simply a claim for delinquent taxes.

Why would investors do this?

Well, depending on Illinois laws and competition, savvy St. Clair county tax sale investors can realize high-yielding returns with tax lien certificates and/or purchase real estate for a fraction of its true market value with Illinois tax deeds.

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