Coles County Treasurer
George E. Edwards
651 Jackson Ave., Room 124
Charleston, IL 61920

(217) 348-0511

(217) 348-7350




Real Estate Taxes

Coles County Courthouse

Real Estate Taxes

Sr. Citizens
Tax Deferral

Mobile Homes

Estate Tax

Key Dates

Tax Protest


Investment Policy

Related Links

Due Dates

June 24 & September 3

The Coles County Treasurer does offer a prepayment program based on the previous years taxes. Payments can be made to the Coles County Collector in any amount you choose. It is not recommended that payments be made for more than last years taxes. If taxpayers choose this option your 2017/2018 tax bill will reflect your payment. If you elect to use the Treasurers’ Payment Program and your taxes are lower than previous years a refund will be issued.

Taxes may be paid at the Office of the Coles County Collector/Treasurer at the Coles County Courthouse. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. To enter the Courthouse, please use the South (Jackson Street) entrance. Handicapped access is also available at the south entrance. Enter the ground floor through the sliding door and proceed to the elevator on your right.

Taxes may also be paid at these authorized locations:

  • First Mid-Illinois Band & Trust (all branches)
  • Prospect Bank, Ashmore
  • First Farmers Bank & Trust, Oakland
  • Washington Savings Bank, Mattoon
  • Prairie State Bank & Trust, Charleston, Mattoon
  • First Neighbor Bank, Charleston, Mattoon
  • First Financial Bank, Charleston, Mattoon
  • The First National Bank, Mattoon, Lerna
  • Peoples Bank & Trust, Charleston
  • First Federal Savings & Loan of Central IL, Charleston

Real Estate Tax payments can also be made by credit card using the Internet or telephone. You may use Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. There is a convenience fee charged for this service, collected by the credit card company.

Coles County offers several options for credit card payments:

  • Via telephone, dial 1-877-636-8701
  • Via Internet, click
  • Credit cards and Debit cards can be used in the office for payment of real estate taxes. We accept most types of credit and debit cards. The convenience fee is the same for credit cards. Online check $1.00. All convenience fees are charged by the credit card company to handle the transaction.

To mail taxes:

Coles County Collector
651 Jackson Ave., Room 124
Charleston, IL 61920

For your convenience, a payment drop box is located at the south entrance to the Coles County Courthouse. A second drop box is located at Mattoon City Hall. To avoid a 1.5% penalty, your payment must be postmarked by the due dates listed above.
Credit card machine payments are available at the Treasurers Office.