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Mobile home tax bills sent

Published: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 9:25 p.m. CDT

MORRIS – Grundy County Treasurer Marcy Miller has mailed all Grundy County mobile home tax bills.

Per state statue, the mobile home tax bills are based on the model year and square footage. The model year, first and second year is 15 cents a square foot; third, fourth and fifth year, 13.5 cents per square foot; sixth, seventh and eighth years, 12 cents a square foot; ninth, 10th and 11th years, 10.5 cents a square foot; 12th, 13th and 14th years, 9 cents a square foot; and 7.5 cents a square foot for 15th year following model year and subsequent years, according to a news release from the treasurer’s office.

Mobile homeowners who occupy the home and are 65 years or older or are disabled are entitled to a 20 percent reduction on the mobile home tax bill. A Grundy County mobile home exemption form must be filled out and returned to the Grundy County Assessor’s Office.

Illinois requires a mobile home tax release to be issued when a mobile home is sold or the title is transferred into another individual’s name. To obtain a release from the Grundy County treasurer, the mobile home taxes must be paid in full. A mobile home that is being transported to another location must have a Grundy County treasurer’s moving permit.

Mobile home tax bills are due June 2. A $25 per month or partial month late fee may be assessed for delinquent payments, according to the news release. If mobile home taxes go unpaid, the taxes, penalty and fees will be “sold” at the annual tax lien sale. Sold taxes are in the form of a tax lien attached to the mobile. If the taxes are not redeemed, the homeowner has the chance of losing their property.

Taxes generated by the mobile homes are distributed to the various taxing districts such as the school districts, libraries, fire departments, etc. The mobile home park owner pays real estate taxes on the real property and/or land and/or improvements. Mobile home tax inquiry is available at www.grundyco.org.

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