Macon County, as Trustee, has completed their tax deed proceedings on real estate properties that are delinquent for 2019 and prior real estate taxes. The County, as Trustee, will now offer for sale the real estate obtained to the public.They will offer approximately 162 items through a sealed bid auction sale. All sealed written bids must be in the Macon County Treasurer’s Office located at Macon County Office Building, 141 S. Main Street, Room 302, Decatur, Illinois 62523 no later than the close of business on September 1, 2023. All online bids must be submitted via www.iltaxsalebids.com no later than the close of business on September 1, 2023.
The sale of these lots should be a major benefit to both the Taxing Districts and the neighboring property owners. This sale will place the properties into the hands of individuals who have an interest in owning them. The County, as Trustee, hopes that these new owners will both maintain the property and keep the real estate taxes paid. By eliminating abandoned properties, the appearance of the neighborhood should improve and the value of adjoining properties should increase.
The required minimum bid is just $822.00 per item. All items will be sold to the highest sealed bid received on or before September 1, 2023. Complete bidder’s packets and sale catalogs are now available at the Macon County Treasurer’s Office or online a www.iltaxsale.com.
For further sale information, contact the Auction Sale Department of the Macon County Tax Agent’s Office. The telephone number is 1-800-248-2850 or 618-656-5744 or visit us at www.iltaxsale.com. Office hours are 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.