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Posted on: October 30, 2020

In-person Services Temporarily Suspended Beginning Nov. 2

As of Monday, Nov. 2 and until further notice, the Chief County Assessment Office will not be offering any in-person services, due to the increase of COVID-19-positive cases in Lake County. 

Property owners in need of assistance may call 847-377-2...

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Chief County Assessment News
Posted on: February 5, 2018

Property Tax Relief

There are homestead exemptions for Seniors, Veterans, and Disabled Persons, and a General Homestead Exemption that most owner occupied residences can receive. For eligibility requirements and forms please visit our Tax Relief page. 

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

La oficina de la Secretaria del Condado de Lake estará cerrada

La oficina de la Secretaria del Condado de Lake estará cerrada del 23 al 27 de noviembre. La oficina re-abrirá el 30 de noviembre.

County Clerk - Español
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Reapertura limitada de la oficina de la Secretaria del Condado de Lake programada para el 6 de julio

Procedimientos para ingresar a los edificios del Condado de Lake

A partir del 1º de junio del 2020, cualquier persona que ingrese a los edificios del condado deberá utilizar una cubierta protectora para la cara. Usted deberá ...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

County Clerk's Office Closed Nov 23-27

The Lake County Clerk's Office will be closed November 23 - 27.  The Office will re-open November 30.

Delinquent tax payments in certified funds (cashier’s check or money order only) and any taxing district filings (i.e., Tax Levies, Budget and Ap...

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County Clerk News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Lake County Clerk's Limited Reopening on July 6, 2020

Procedures for Entering Lake County Buildings

As of June 1, 2020, face coverings are required for anyone entering the County buildings. You must bring own face covering.

Social Distancing Requirements

  • Customer Service lines – Families/partners may ...

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

Lake County Offices Closed Nov. 26 - 27

Lake County Government offices are closed Nov. 26 - 27 in observance of Thanksgiving. We wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend!

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

For Second Consecutive Year, Lake County Board Adopts Budget With No Increase in Tax Levy

At its Nov. 10 meeting, the Lake County Board approved a balanced budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, which for the second year in a row does not raise the total tax levy.

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Open Burning Allowed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Unincorporated Lake County

The Lake County Board recently voted to amend a temporary ordinance that is effective through Dec. 31 that allows open burning in unincorporated Lake County from sunrise to sunset only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Lake County Board and Committee Meetings to be Held Remotely

All Lake County Board and Committee Meetings are currently being held remotely via Zoom. Please visit our calendar section for details and agenda information. 

Many regularly scheduled meetings have been canceled, and meetings that are held will b...

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

Mobile COVID-19 Testing Offered in Lake County

The Health Department is announcing that free Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) testing is coming to Grayslake and Fox Lake over the coming weeks. The mobile testing unit will be managed by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Health Department Urges Staying Home as COVID-19 Infections Quadruple

The Lake County Health Department is urging the public to avoid social gatherings and stay home as much as possible to slow the rapid resurgence of COVID-19.

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Answer the Call to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

When a COVID-19 case is reported to the Health Department, staff attempt to reach the infected person within 24 hours to gather information, provide guidance, and offer support while the person isolates and recovers. 

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

North Suburban Region 9 to Enter Mitigation for COVID-19

Today, Gov. Pritzker and the IDPH announced that COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will be implemented in the North Suburban Region 9, which includes Lake and McHenry Counties, beginning 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2020.

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Health Department Recommends Virtual Learning

The Lake County Health Department is reporting 'substantial' community transmission of COVID-19. To protect residents and slow the spread of COVID-19, the Health Department is recommending that K-12 schools in Lake County transition to virtual learning.

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

North Suburban Region 9 COVID-19 Trends May Trigger Mitigation

The North Suburban Region 9, which includes Lake and McHenry Counties, is nearing thresholds set by the State of Illinois that could trigger new mitigation measures in the region as early as next week.

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Health Department Coronavirus Alert

The Health Department is currently investigating several COVID-19 cases linked to adult volleyball leagues. So far, 14 people who played or watched volleyball at Jesse Oaks Food & Drink in Gages Lake in September have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Rising in Lake and McHenry Counties

COVID-19 Cases Rising in Lake and McHenry Counties

Cases among teens and young adults, business-related complaints rising

 

Public health officials in Lake and McHenry Counties are urging the public to take action to slow the spread of COVID-19. As ...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Lake and McHenry Counties United Against Resurgence of COVID-19

Lake and McHenry County officials are working together to slow the recent resurgence of COVID-19. The two counties make up the North Suburban Region identified under a plan recently rolled out by the State of Illinois.

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

COVID-19 Testing and Investigation Continues in Lake Zurich

The Health Department continues to work closely with Lake Zurich School District 95 in response to multiple cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) identified last week among participants of high school athletic camps and recent social gatherings.

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Rising Among Younger Lake County Residents

The Lake County Health Department is reporting an upward trend in new COVID-19 cases among teenagers and young adults in the past two weeks.

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Health Department and Partners Work to Address Health Disparities

The Lake County Health Department continues to work alongside community partners to address higher rates of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) infections occurring in Lake County's African American and Latino communities.

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Lake County Officials Warn of Contact Tracing Scams

Lake County officials are warning residents of contact tracing scams where criminals pretend to be contact tracers to steal vital information like social security numbers and banking information over the phone, via email, and text message.

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Lake County Health Department Expands COVID-19 Testing in Long-Term Care Facilities

The Lake County Health Department is now facilitating Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) testing for residents and staff of long-term care facilities throughout the county.

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Lake County Enters Phase 3 of Restore Illinois Plan

As part of the Northeast region, Lake County entered Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan today. Governor J.B. Pritzker announced he is signing a new executive order to reflect these changes while extending the state of emergency for another 30 days. The ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Gov. Pritzker Announces Illinois Contact Tracing Collaborative

On May 18, 2020, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced the Illinois Contact Tracing Collaborative, a locally-driven approach to scale up contact tracing in Illinois. The Lake County Health Department was among two local health departments in the state chosen t...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Gov. Pritzker Extends Stay-At-Home Order to May 30

On Thursday, April 23, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced he would extend the stay-at-home order through May 30, with some modifications taking effect on May 1.

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Lake County Launches Coronavirus Data Hub

Lake County has released a Coronavirus Data Hub to centralize data related to COVID-19 in Lake County, available at www.lakecountyil.gov/COVID19data. The hub includes the number of cases and deaths in Lake County and in the State of Illinois, an interacti...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Lake County Announces First Coronavirus Deaths

 Lake County officials regret to announce that the first two Lake County residents have died from complications of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper said, “On March 24, 2020, at approxim...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Health Department Develops Guidance for Essential Staff Working During COVID-19

The Lake County Health Department has developed guidance for employers currently operating to protect staff and customers’ health: 

  • Staff who have a fever or respiratory symptoms of cough, sore throat,...
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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announces “stay-at-home" order

On Friday, March 20, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a “stay-at-home" order to take effect Saturday evening, March 21 and continue through Tuesday, April 7. The order is in place to protect the health of people in our community and th...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Health Department Updates Recommendations

The Lake County Health Department updated its recommendations in accordance with State of Illinois guidance. This includes:

Social Distancing

  • Stay home as much as possible.
  • If gatherings are necessary, limit the number of people to 10.
  • Call to check on family...
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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Restaurants, Bars, and More to Suspend Services for On-Site Consumption

Beginning March 16, 2020 at 9 p.m. through March 30, 2020, all businesses in Illinois that offer food or beverages for on-premises consumption - including restaurants, bars, grocery stores, and food halls - must suspend service for and may not permit on-p...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Health Department Issues New Guidance to Minimize COVID-19 Spread

The Lake County Health Department issued new recommendations to slow community spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). These recommendations include community interventions such as canceling large events and social distancing, which are measures to redu...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Lake County Resident Tests Positive for Coronavirus Disease

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is joining with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to announce that a Lake County resident has tested positive at the IDPH laboratory for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The reside...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes is the fourth leading cause of early death in Lake County. Living with diabetes can increase your risk of serious health problems.

Diabetes is a challenging disease to control on your own. The Lake County Health Department's Be Well Lake ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2020

Roll up Your Sleeve to Fight Flu!

Now is the time to roll up your sleeve and get your influenza (flu) vaccine. The vaccine takes approximately two weeks to build up your immune system’s defense. 

While flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, one key difference is th...

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Health Department News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Health Department COVID-19 Update - November 2020

As the pandemic enters a new wave prompting lockdowns across the world, daily cases in the United States surpassed 100,000 for the first time on November 4. In Lake County, we have had over 23,000 confirmed cases, and over 520 confirmed deaths. Our recove...

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Health Department News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Ethylene Oxide Update - October 9, 2020

On June 16, 2020, the Lake County Health Department (LCHD) posted the last set of results from the final phase (Phase III) of EtO air monitoring, which included samples collected between April 4 and May 7, 2020. 

In the last data set, there were f...

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Health Department News
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Ethylene Oxide Air Monitoring Program Concludes

The Health Department, Village of Gurnee, and City of Waukegan have received the final set of results from the last phase of outdoor air monitoring for ethylene oxide (EtO) near Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee and Medline Industries in Waukegan.

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Racism is a Public Health Issue

Our skin is the largest organ in the body, designed to shield and protect us from the elements of the outside world. Its color is determined by the amount of melanin produced by a specific cell in our body and the reaction to sunlight. Throughout history,...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Lake County Government Operations Update March 19

To protect the public and Lake County staff while maintaining required government operations, Lake County Government offices will be transitioning to provide only essential functions over the next few days. Visit lakecountyil.gov/closures for more informa...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Updated Guidance to Minimize Spread of Coronavirus

In accordance with State of Illinois guidance, the Lake County Health Department has updated its recommendations to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Public health officials continue to urge all residents to take precautions to stay health...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

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Job Center News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Virtual Information Session

You can apply for training funds and job search assistance available through the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) by attending a virtual information session.

  • Watch the slideshow to learn about job search services offered by the Job Center ...
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Job Center News
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA  Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. Each covered employer must post a...

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Job Center News
Posted on: January 27, 2020

Attention community organizations!

Refer your customers to the Job Center of Lake County using this simple form.

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Hearings for Lake County Nuisance Ordinance Violations

Please read the following guidelines.

  1. Face coverings must be worn when entering the Lake County Central Permit Facility at 500 W Winchester Rd, Libertyville. Social distancing of six feet is required.
  2. Check-in with the hearing cashier at Counter 7. During ...
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Planning, Building & Development News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Lake County Board of Appeal Hearings

The Lake County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) resumed hearing cases. Hearings will be held remotely until further notice. The public is invited to participate in hearings virtually and may submit public comments.

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Planning, Building & Development Department Front Counter Reopening to the Public

On July 13, 2020, the Lake County Planning, Building & Development Department reopened the front counter to the public. Because PB&D is committed to providing a safe and healthy office for our employees and customers, several new protocols have be...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Midland Force Main Project Update

Construction and initial restoration on the Midland Force Main project is now complete! Review of restoration areas will take place in the spring of 2021. For more information, please visit the project website.

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Public Works News
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Shutoff Moratorium Extended to March 2021

Since March 17, 2020, LCPW has suspended shutoffs for customers who are behind on their payments and have waived late payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was recently announced that the moratorium will continue through March 2021. These actions are ...

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Public Works News
Posted on: October 14, 2020

NEW: Additional Water Monitoring Reports

In an effort to inform our customers of all the possible sources of contaminants LCPW monitors, we have released additional monitoring reports for all 12 of our water systems. Learn more.

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Public Works News
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Midland Force Main Project Update

Construction is underway on the Midland Force Main project, which is near Round Lake High School.  Work for the coming weeks will include excavation of drill pits and directional drilling of the new force main along Park Road. Residents in the ar...

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

UPDATE #2: Lake County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Homicide in Unincorporated Gurnee

Sheriff’s Detectives have continued investigating this case to hold everyone responsible for the homicide of Elliot Jones accountable.  

During the investigation, sheriff’s detectives developed information and evidence indicati...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: November 21, 2020

Ingleside Sexual Predator Again Charged with Child Pornography

On November 20, 2020, Lake County Sheriff’s Detectives and the Sheriff’s Warrants Team served an arrest warrant on Joshua S. Hoffman, 29, of the 35700 block of North Ash Street, Ingleside.  Hoffman is a registered child sexual...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Sheriff John D. Idleburg Appointed to the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce Sheriff John Idleburg has been appointed as a Board Member of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker.

The Illinois Law Enforcement Trainin...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Fatal Beach Park Traffic Crash

On November 18, 2020, at approximately 7:00PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Green Bay Road north of Waldo Avenue, Beach Park, for a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic crash with injuries.  Deputies arrived and found ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Thanksgiving Traffic Safety Campaign

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in a traffic safety campaign around the Thanksgiving Holiday.  The campaign runs from November 20 – November 30, 2020.  

Sheriff John Idleburg said, “The...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: November 15, 2020

Warren Township Shooting

On November 14, 2020, at approximately 2:00PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 33800 block of North Oak Street, Warren Township, for a report of multiple shots fired.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene within ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: November 14, 2020

Double-Fatal Newport Township Traffic Crash

On November 13, 2020, at approximately 7:15PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to West Russell Road east of Delany Road, Newport Township, for a traffic crash with injuries.  

Sheriff’s deputies arrived and found...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Waukegan Man Charged with DUI, Fleeing, after Crashing into Squad Car

On November 9, 2020, at approximately 8:50PM, a Lake County Sheriff’s Detective, driving a Dodge Charger, was stopped at a red light, facing eastbound on Washington Street at Sheridan Road, Waukegan.  A Nissan Altima, driven by Alan Ort...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

New WOTUS Rule Effective June 22, 2020

To: Certified Wetland Specialists, Community Enforcement Officers, & Other Interested Parties:

The Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), which re-defines waters of the United States (WOTUS), becomes effective on June 22, 2020The ...

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Stormwater Management Commission News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Upper Des Plaines River Engineering Impact Analysis

In June 2018, the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) entered into a contract with Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. to study the Upper Des Plaines River Watershed (DPRW) within Wisconsin and the potential impacts in Wisconsin and Illi...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Grass Lake and Millburn Road Resurfacing

Preparations for winter are underway. Work zone speed limits will be removed in the coming weeks.

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

When Is the last day to pay?

Information regarding delinquent property taxes Deadline dates

Last day to pay before:

  • Jan. 11   Last day to pay online without FNL fee. 

-The final fee is $10.00.  January 11th is the last day to pay Online without accruing the $1...

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Treasurer's Office News
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Prepayments for tax year 2020

We will be accepting prepayment of 2020 taxes that will be billed and collected in 2021 under the following conditions:

  • Prepayments will only be accepted from December 1, 2020, until December 23, 2020;
  • Prepayments must be in person at our office unless publ...
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Treasurer's Office News
Posted on: November 17, 2020

2nd Annual Treasurer's Toy Drive!

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The Treasurer's Office is spreading good cheer this holiday season! Along with the support of your local State Representatives, we are continuing our Annual Toy Drive.  We will be collecting unwrapped gifts through December 16th, and all...

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