Madison County mailing out property tax bills this week on 135,000 parcels

Madison County is mailing out tax bills on more than 135,000 parcels this week, with the first installment due July 7.

 “Although the treasurer’s office serves as the county’s tax collector, it’s important to remember that the treasurer’s office doesn’t determine the amount that is billed,” said Madison County Treasurer Chris Slusser.

Property tax bills are determined by four factors: the assessment; the equalization factor or “multiplier;” the tax rate and any exemptions. 

Slusser said his office is continuing to roll out the paperless delivery of tax bills, or “e-notices.” Included on the front page of this year’s tax bill is a website address — — along with an authorization code that will allow taxpayers to begin receiving future tax bills electronically next year.

“Registering for paperless billing alleviates postage and printing costs while adding accessibility and peace of mind to those who would normally have to wait for a bill to arrive by mail,” he said.

Following July 7, subsequent due dates are Sept. 7, Oct. 7 and Dec. 7.

“We generally get very busy near the due dates, so it’s important to get payments in as quickly as possible in order to avoid the rush,” Slusser said.

The bills are designed to show taxpayers the exact breakdown of their overall bill. People with questions can call the treasurer’s office 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Slusser is reminding taxpayers they can “pay online, rather than in line,” using an electronic check or credit card at  They also can set up the four installment payments using either method. 

Taxpayers who signed up for the automatic deductions will be sent an email prior to the due date reminding them about the withdrawal from their bank account and what to do if they need to make changes, such as banking or credit card information, or to stop the online payments.

Slusser noted that when people change an address with the U.S. Postal Service tax bills are not forwarded.

“It’s important for taxpayers to complete the department’s change of address form,” he said. “The law states a taxpayer is responsible for paying a bill regardless or not if they receive one. The fact is we want to make sure you do receive one.”

Taxpayers also can pay by mail, in person at the treasurer’s office in Edwardsville, or at more than 100 collector banks and credit unions.

For assistance visit or call 618-692-6260.

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