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Illinois Tax Sales

Watching Tax Sales

WatchIllinois will search through thousands of Northern Illinois Tax Sale public records to find matching records for your Watches. If you are trying to find information on a person or a phone number that you know, WatchIllinois may be able to locate that information in Tax Sale public records.

What is a Tax Sale?

A tax sale is the legal process that county governments go through in order to sell a property for its unpaid taxes. A notice of tax sale appears in public records and also appears in local newspapers no less than twenty days before each sale. When you buy a property at a tax sale, you are paying the taxes on behalf of the delinquent homeowner .

WatchIllinois' tax sale public records database contain properties which have been already sold for taxes at a previous time, and are about to reach the end of the redemption period   WatchIllinois will scan previously recorded Tax Sale public records, as well as new Tax Sale public records as they are added weekly.

What information can be found on Tax Sale public records?

Typical information that can be found on Tax Sale public records includes: Owner's name, address, property type, date of sale, redemption expiration date, tax year owed, phone, and more. Tax Sale public records provide an excellent tool in helping locate people.

How far back do Watch Illinois Tax Sale public records go?

The list below represents which Illinois counties Watch Illinois will check to find Tax Sale public records, and also how far back the data goes.

  • Cook Tax Sales - Since 5/3/2005
  • Dekalb Tax Sales - Since 3/10/2006
  • Dupage Tax Sales - Since 5/10/2005
  • Kane Tax Sales - Since 5/24/2005
  • Kendall Tax Sales - Since 7/13/2005
  • Lake Tax Sales - Since 5/10/2005
  • McHenry Tax Sales - Since 5/24/2005
  • Will Tax Sales - Since 5/24/2005
  • Winnebago Tax Sales - Since 4/13/2007

Understanding a Tax Sales Record:

  • Input Date: This is the date the record was typed into Record Information Services' database. Not to be confused with the date of transaction, or date of record.
  • Parcel Number: The postal code assigned to the property for mailing.
  • Redemption Expiration Date: This is the date at the end of the 2-year period in which the homeowner must pay his delinquent taxes.
  • Respondent Information: The homeowner.
  • Lien Amount: The delinquent amount of taxes owed.
  • Tax Year Owed: The year the taxes are unpaid for.
  • Mail to Phone: The phone number of the billing address.
  • DNC Date: DNC is the National Do Not Call List. This is the date this phone number was last scrubbed against the Do-Not-Call List. We scrub our records twice monthly. You will only see a date here if there is a phone number on the record.
  • Do Not Call: If there is a phone number on the record, and the individual is on the Do Not Call List, then you will see a Y here for Yes.
  • Mail to Address: The homeowner's address.
  • Census Tract: The census is conducted by the US Census Bureau every 10 years. It identifies certain geographic areas by census tract and census block. The census track reflects median numbers when it comes to age and income. It is a generalization about a specific area, not by any means an exact science or number.
  • Census Age: The median age is identified by using the census block as a benchmark which does reflect a more accurate picture of a geographic area.

Get Started in 4 Easy Steps

  • Step One: Create an Account
  • Step Two: Create your Watch  
  • Step Three: View results instantly
  • Step Four: Receive ongoing weekly updates if new public records are filed

What is WatchIllinois?

WatchIllinois is a unique online tool which automatically alerts you when a change occurs in the public record of a person, property, or business of your choosing. Simply sign up for the criteria you want to "watch" , and we'll e-mail you weekly, letting you know if new public records are filed in the Illinois court system, based on your criteria.


About Us

WatchIllinois is a subsidiary of Record Information Services, Inc. , a 21-year old public record data compiler in the far west suburbs of Chicago, IL. WatchIllinois was created to satisfy the demand for an automated public record alerting system, that would save people time, money, and the effort that is required to track down and locate people, properties, businesses, and more in Northern Illinois. » Read More