DuPage County Annual Tax Sale
Illinois Compiled Statutes Chapter 35, Act 200, Article 21
DATE: The 2019 annual real estate Tax Sale will begin on Thursday, January 21, 2021. It will continue until all delinquent parcels are sold.
PLACE: DuPage County Administration Building, Auditorium, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187.
TIME: Registered tax buyer check-in begins at 8:00 am. The Tax Sale will start promptly at 9:00 am and will run until 4:30-5:00 pm Using an automated tax sale system, we anticipate the sale running for one full day. If necessary, the
Tax Sale will continue on Friday, January22, 2021.
REGISTRATION: Registration opens November 2, 2020. Registration closes December 15, 2020.
Each tax buyer code must have an IRS Form W9 on file in the DuPage County Collector's Office, to participate in the bidding process. Please contact us if you need a blank
W9 form. If you have provided us a W9 at a previous sale, unless the information has changed, you do not need to resubmit another W9.
Each tax buying entity (principal) may not have its/his/her/their actual or apparent agents, employees, or related entities, directly or indirectly register under multiple registrations for the intended or perceived purpose of having more than one person submitting duplicate bids at the tax sale for the intended or perceived purpose of increasing the principal's likelihood of obtaining a successful bid on a parcel. Representations & Warranties Form (PDF)
If a registered bidder cannot participate in the Tax Sale, our office must be notified no later than 5 business days prior to the sale, of the name of the substitute person who will participate in the registered bidder's place. Substitutions will not
be allowed on the day of the tax sale. If a registered bidder/buyer does not attend the sale, the $500 deposit is forfeited.
PUBLICATION: If property tax for a parcel remains unpaid as of December 23, 2020, it will be published in
local newspapers the week of January 4, 2021.
TAX SALE LIST: The Tax Sale list, available for purchase to registered tax buyers, is for the sole purpose of the delinquent property Tax Sale. Use of this information for any other purpose is strictly prohibited. The County Treasurer
reserves the right to deny sale of the list to any tax buyer. The electronically transmitted Tax Sale list of the delinquent parcels will include the permanent parcel number, the assesse name, the delinquent tax amount, the state equalized value, a column for your buyer code and percentage bid. It will be available on January 14, 2021. The cost of the
list is $250. The tax sale list will be sent electronically to the email address the buyer has provided on their registration form. If a printed list is preferred, it will be available through our office on January 14, 2021. Arrangements to receive
a printed list should be made with our office by January 12, 2021. Checks to purchase the list should be made payable to the DU PAGE COUNTY TREASURER. The printouts are for the entire county and are not available by township.
BIDDING PROCEDURE: This is a LIEN ONLY SALE. The parcels with delinquent tax amounts are offered in numeric order by township. Tax buyers bid on the interest rate. Bidding begins at 18% and the tax lien is awarded to the lowest bidder.
The Tax Sale is automated. With the R.A.M.S 2 system, on the day of the sale we will collect the bids for each registered buyer by having their bidder bring a USB Drive to the tax sale with a file that contains their percentage bids for each parcel. Once all the bids for each registered tax buyer in attendance are loaded into our system, we will process the sale. Each parcel will be awarded to the lowest bid for a particular parcel. If there are multiple lowest bids, a random lowest bid is selected. The processing should only take a few minutes. The Sale will begin promptly at 9:00 am the morning of the sale. Therefore, it is important to arrive on time that day. For information regarding the R.A.M.S 2 process go to www.ramsauctions.com/RAMS2.html.
COUNTY AS TAX
BUYER: Whenever the delinquent tax amount of a parcel is offered for sale and there are no other bidders, the County of DuPage, as Trustee for all taxing bodies, will bid 18% and become the owner of the certificate. This eliminates forfeitures.
After the sale, these certificates can be purchased from the DuPage County Clerk.
DEPOSITS/PAYMENTS: Only cash or cashier's checks made payable to the DU PAGE COUNTY COLLECTOR are accepted. Personal checks, business checks, third party checks,
etc. will not be accepted. A separate payment method will be required for each registered buyer code.
Tax buyers pay the tax amount due, interest and a per parcel fee of $104.00. The statutory fees cover:
$ 10.00 for Costs
4.00 for Sales Certificate
20.00 for Tax Sale Indemnity Fund
10.00 for Tax Sale Automation Fund
60.00 for Sale in Error Interest Fund
Each tax buyer's unaudited total amount of taxes purchased will be available at the end of the sale on Thursday, January 21, 2021. The total amount due must be paid no later than 3:00 pm on Friday, January 22, 2021. Failure to pay for purchases will
result in those purchases being cancelled and the tax buyers' ineligibility for future participation. Cancellation of any tax buyer's purchases could extend the tax sale; therefore, please contact our office for information regarding an additional
day of tax sale.
REFUNDS: All checks received will be deposited by the DuPage County Collector. If the deposits exceed the purchases, the refunds will be made the Wednesday after the tax sale has been completed and balanced.
SEATING: There will be no assigned seating at the sale.
EVIDENCE OF PURCHASE: Several weeks after the tax sale, a Sale's Certificate will be issued by the DuPage County Clerk in the name of the registered tax buyer for each parcel purchased. This
Sale's Certificate represents a lien against the property. Please contact that office at 630-407-5500 with any inquiries regarding your certificates.
We look forward to your participation at our annual Tax Sale. Please refer to Illinois Compiled Statutes, Chapter 35, Act 200, Article 21, or the Illinois General Assembly web page at
www.ilga.gov for Tax Sale information. Knowledge regarding procedures and statutory requirements is the tax buyer's responsibility.
If you have any questions, please contact our office at 630-407-5900 or visit our website at
DuPage County Treasurer