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Kristine Pilkington

Kristine Pilkington
(217) 357-3986


A convenience fee will apply You may also pay at the office during normal business hours or mail your payment up until the due date.

Office of the County Treasurer
Kristine Pilkington

Real Estate tax bills for Hancock County will be mailed on June 16th with due dates of July 21 and Sept 1. Payments can be mailed to PO Box 248, paid in person at the Treasurer’s office, or paid at any Hancock County Bank. Payments can also be made with a credit card online at, over the phone by calling 877-636-9586, or in the office. Please bring your payment stubs to avoid extra charges! Any questions about your bill, contact the Treasurer’s office at 217-357-3986.

The county treasurer shall receive and safely keep the revenues and other public monies of the county, and all money and funds authorized by law to be paid to the treasurer, and disburse the same pursuant to law. The county treasurer shall also give monthly and quarterly reports to the county board summarizing the financial status of the office.

The county treasurer also acts as ex-officio county collector for the county and is also responsible for collecting property tax and disbursing the monies collected back to the taxing bodies in a timely fashion.

The treasurer of Hancock County is also the IMRF agent for the county and is responsible for the payroll for all county employees.

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The function of the Treasurer's office is to make out the tax bills, collect, and distribute taxes. The Treasurer's office has nothing to do with the amount of your assessment or the amount of your taxes. This is a function of other branches of your government.


Taxing bodies such as:
School districts, Fire districts, Villages, Cities, Townships, Multi-townships, County Board, City Council, Sanitation districts, Park districts, Community Colleges.

Officers and elected officials with a voice in assessment matters:
A. Local: Township Assessor, and Multi-township Assessors, Supervisor of Assessments, and the Board of Review.
B. State: Appeal Board, Department of Revenue-Property Tax Administration Bureau (They give the County Clerk the multiplier.)
C. Senate and House of Representatives (They pass laws relating to tax matters.)

  • Collect property taxes for Hancock County
  • Distributes taxes to taxing districts
  • Reports financial status to county board
  • Payroll of County Offices

Tax Auctions

Sealed bid auction on surplus properties through the Hancock County Delinquent Tax Agent, Joseph E Meyer & Associates. To view list of properties visit
Minimum bid $840.