The DuPage County Board voted Tuesday to authorize the county treasurer to waive late fees on property tax payments for taxpayers who can demonstrate financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Interest penalties for late payments of the first installment of property taxes, which are due June 1st, will be postponed until September 1st for property owners who meet certain criteria. Payments made any time until September 1st will be considered timely. If the payment of the first installment is made after September 1st, penalties will revert to June 1st.
In order to receive relief, the property owner must meet one of the following criteria:
- The property owner was laid off or terminated from employment after March 9, if the applicant had been employed for at least 90 days prior to termination.
- The taxpayer has seen a reduction in income of 20 percent or greater.
- A property owner has been unable to collect at least 80 percent of collectable rent on the property from March 1 to May 30.
- A business operated by a property owner, located on that property, was shut down after being classified as non-essential and the applicant has not applied for and received relief pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program of the Coronavirus, Aid Relief, and Economic Security [CARES] Act.
Additional information about the DuPage County Board Ordinance to waive penalties for late payment of the 1st installment property taxes for those who qualify.
View the Press Release (PDF)
View the waiver application (PDF)
DuPage County Ordinance FI-O-0035-20 (PDF)