What We Do:
The County Treasurer has the responsibility to receive, invest and distribute the revenue and public monies of the county. This office also keeps accounts of all monies paid out. Payments must be specifically authorized by law or by the County Board.
It is the duty of the County Treasurer to invest and reinvest any funds that are not used within 30 days. The County’s money is invested in banks in Effingham County and State of Illinois Treasurer’s Illinois Funds Program. Investment objectives are safety of principal, liquidity and maximum rate of return. Each month the Treasurer reports to the County Board the amounts of money invested in banks that are listed by account and type of investment.
The County Collector prepares bills and receipts for the purpose of tax collection of real estate, drainage and mobile home taxes within the county.
Upon receipt of the tax monies the County Collector proceeds to disburse these funds to the various taxing districts. Tax collection funds are kept in interest bearing accounts. The interest earned on these accounts is disbursed to the various taxing districts proportional to the amount of tax collected for them. The County Collector holds a tax sale at the end of every tax year to sell the tax on every parcel that remains unpaid.