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Government - Local

Mobile home tax bills in the mail for DeKalb County

Christine J. Johnson, DeKalb County treasurer, has mailed out the 2019 mobile home tax bills on Feb. 4.

This year’s bill is being sent in a letter-size envelope. The enclosed bill is a light orchid color. Mobile home taxpayers only receive one bill per year with one detachable payment stub.

There are more than 900 mobile homes in DeKalb County, with the majority of them located in mobile home parks in DeKalb, Cortland, Genoa, Sandwich, Sycamore and Waterman. Mobile Home Local Service Tax is only billed to owners and/or occupants of mobile homes.

“We are pleased to be using the recently improved billing system so that we can make our office more efficient and, more importantly, improve our ability to serve taxpayers,” Johnson said. “The bills are easy for taxpayers to read. The calculation of their bill is clearly stated. The bill also includes a listing of the taxing
bodies to which that person’s taxes will be distributed.”

Mobile home owners should be aware that mobile home taxes must be paid before a mobile home can be moved or have its title transferred to a new owner.

The delinquency penalty for not paying such taxes is $25 per month. The law provides that the names of those taxpayers who remain delinquent be published in the newspaper, and that those with any current or back taxes that are delinquent be sold at the annual tax sale.

Mobile home bills are due on Tuesday, April 30. Payments may be made by mail, or in person at the DeKalb County Treasurer’s Office at 110 E. Sycamore St., Sycamore. Taxpayers paying by mail should detach the bottom portion of the bill and return it with the payment. Taxpayers paying in person should bring the entire bill with them to the office.

Anyone with questions regarding a mobile home tax bill should call Johnson’s office at 815-895-7112.

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