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Public Auction of Surplus Property

The Sangamon County Treasurer’s office, and the Sangamon County Board in conjunction with the County’s Delinquent Tax Agent conduct an annual Sealed Bid Auction of Real Property and Mobile Homes. These items are the by-product of the County’s Tax Collection Program. This Tax Collection Program consists of the County Tax Agent purchasing unsold tax certificates at the annual tax sale. The tax agent then holds the certificates for the thirty month redemption period. The County Tax Agent petitions the Circuit Court for a tax deed on the unredeemed tax certificates. Upon receiving the tax deed for a parcel, the County Tax Agent then holds the deed until it can be offered for public sale at the Sealed Bid Auction of Surplus Real Property.

The parcels are sold to the highest bidder with the County giving a quit claim deed to the winning bidder.   The purpose of the sale is to return the property to someone with an interest in owning the property and paying the taxes. The proceeds from the sale are distributed to the taxing districts.

The sale for 2023 will be a sealed bid auction.  The deadline to deliver sealed bids to either  the Sangamon County Treasurer's office or online at is Friday September 27, 2024 by 5:00 pm .   A catalog of properties being offered for sale and bidding instructions will be available one month before the deadline in the Treasurer's office for $15 or at  Information on online bidding is available at:  For assistance with online bidding please e-mail: or call: (618) 656-5744.

Properties not sold at the Auction are available for purchase at the minimum bid plus cost after the auction date. Please contact the County Delinquent Tax Agent at 800-248-2850 or 618-656-5744 for information on purchasing unsold properties or

Please direct inquiries to

Sangamon County Tax Agent

141 St. Andrews
P.O. Box 96
Edwardsville, IL 62025
(618) 656-5744 or (800) 248-2850

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