Coles County Treasurer George Edwards








George E. Edwards


Elected 2005


Phone:  (217) 348-0511


Software:  DevNet

Population:  53,320

Zone:  III


Welcome to the Coles County Treasurer's Homepage

Coles County Tax Bills in the Mail Soon!

Welcome to the Coles County Treasurer's Web site. Our Web site is designed to answer the most common questions regarding our office. If you have questions or suggestions regarding our site, please call us at (217) 348-0511 or e-mail us at

The County Treasurer serves as both Treasurer and Collector for the County. The Treasurer is responsible for depositing, investing, and disbursing funds for Coles County. The Collector is responsible for billing, investing, and distributing property taxes.

In Coles County, approximately 25,000 real estate tax bills are mailed each year, and collections are over 44 million in tax dollars. These funds are distributed to over 60 taxing districts.

"Our Promise to You"

The Coles County Treasurer's Office works for the taxpayers and the taxing districts of the County. We are here to serve you. Our goal is to provide professional and courteous service to all of Coles County.

If you'd like to view the real estate taxes on a particular piece of property, you now may do this online at property tax public inquiry.

Coles County Courthouse Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Key Dates

May 5, 2017 -- Clerk Rolls to Treasurer

May 12, 2017 -- Mail Tax Bills

June 16, 2017 -- First Installment Due Date

June 19, 2017 -- Penalty on First Installment

June 28, 2017 -- Surplus Property Sealed Bid Auction begins-Catalog Available Today

July 17, 2017 -- Penalty Increase on First Installment

July 28, 2017 -- Last Day to Bid on Sealed Bid Auction at 4:30 p.m.

September 1, 2017 -- Second Installment Due Date

September 5, 2017 -- Penalty on Unpaid Tax

September 19, 2017 -- Last Day to Accept Personal Check

September 28, 2017 -- Last day to pay prior to Publication

September 29, 2017 -- List to the Newspaper

October 2, 2017 -- Penalty Increase on Unpaid Tax

October 3, 2017 -- Target Date to Mail Certified Letter

October 4, 2017 -- Final List to the Newspaper

October 4, 2017 -- Last Day to Register for Tax Sale

October 6, 2017 -- Publish Delinquent List in the Newspaper

October 18, 2017 -- Apply for Judgement

October 19, 2017 -- Tax Sale 9:00AM

Contact Information:

  • Property Tax..............(217) 348-0511
  • Fax.............................(217) 348-7350
  • Email..........................
  • County Website...........
  • Office Staff
    • Tax Deputy...........................Tina M. Smith

Our Location:

Coles County Treasurer’s Office
651Jackson Ave. Room 124
Charleston, IL 61920-0346