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Coles County treasurer issues reminder about Tuesday property tax due date
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Coles County treasurer issues reminder about Tuesday property tax due date


CHARLESTON — The second and final payment installment on 2020 Coles County property taxes are due Tuesday, a reminder from the County Treasurer's Office said.

Though the county waived penalties on the first installment as a relief effort because of the coronavirus pandemic, all payments are due Tuesday, county Treasurer George Edwards said.

Payments can be made at the Treasurer's Office at the courthouse in Charleston, which is open from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays.

The courthouse is open but visitors are required to wear face masks and Edwards said county officials are urging people to consider the other methods available to make the payments.

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The other payment options include drop off boxes located outside the courthouse south entrance and at Mattoon City Hall near the water bill payment box.

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Also, most county banks accept tax payments and Edwards said banks with lobbies closed will accept the payments at their drive-ups. Payments at banks will not be posted immediately and time should be allowed for processing, he said.

Payments can also be mailed to the Treasurer's Office and instructions for mailing are included on the bills. Mailed bills must be postmarked by Tuesday's date.

Online payments are also accepted and instructions are also on the tax bills. Edwards noted that there are processing fees with that payment method.

Replacement copies of tax bills are available for $1 and the amounts due can be found online at

Edwards said anyone with questions can call the Treasurer’s office at (217) 348-0511.

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Dave Fopay is a reporter for the JG-TC who covers Coles County, the local court system, Charleston schools and more.

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