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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Prepayment Plan Terms

The DuPage County Treasurer’s Tax Prepayment Plan has been established as a service to taxpayers to save voluntarily for their next tax payment and to facilitate timely payment of those taxes. Funds collected under this Plan shall be used for the sole purpose of paying property taxes assessed against the taxpayer’s parcel. Disbursement from the Plan will be made at the time the taxes are due and payable provided there are enough funds to satisfy the full installment amount.

Prepayment is defined as amounts specifically designated by a taxpayer as funds that should be held until a full installment of the taxes due is satisfied.  Taxpayers may also refer to a prepayment as a partial payment.  This Plan provides individual taxpayers with a way to "deposit" funds for future property taxes, plan their cash flows and make tax payments as "painless" as possible. 

Your use of the DuPage County Treasurer's Prepayment Plan is subject to all terms and conditions contained below. Please read the following information carefully before proceeding, as your use of this Prepayment Plan constitutes your acknowledgment of and agreement to all of its terms and conditions.

General Information

With The Prepayment Plan, you MAY:

  • Pay by mail with a check made payable to the DuPage County Treasurer, 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
  • Pay in the Treasurer’s Office with cash, check, credit card or debit card.
  • Schedule internet payments through your bank online payment program.

With The Prepayment Plan, you MAY not:

  • Make your payment at a local bank.
  • Withdraw funds once deposited.
  • Pay online through the DuPage County website.
  • Even if you are making prepayments, all balances must be paid in full prior to the Tax Sale. If there are not enough funds in your Plan when property taxes are due and payable, you must pay the difference between the full installment and the balance in your Plan before the Plan funds are applied to your taxes due.
  • Payments made after the installment due dates incur a state imposed 1.5% late fee per month. The late fee is calculated on the unpaid installment amount.

Notice of Denied Payment Requests

If payment is denied by your bank, you will be notified by U.S. mail that your payment request was rejected. Letters notifying that the payment attempt was rejected may take 7-10 business days to generate once the Treasurer's Office learns that the payment request was unsuccessful or the payment was denied by the bank.

Returned Transaction Fee of $25.00 

If your payment is returned to us "unpaid", your payment transaction will be cancelled and a returned item fee will be assessed in addition to late penalties, if applicable.

Taxpayer's Duty to Confirm Successful Transfer of Funds

It is the duty and responsibility of the taxpayer to confirm with their own financial institution that the transfer of funds was successful.

Verification of Payment

It may take up to 5 business days to reflect a paid date on a parcel number once enough funds have been collected to pay an installment in the full amount. You can check on the payment status by calling our office at 630-407-5900.


If the Treasurer's payment records differ from the taxpayer's records, the final decision will be based on the Treasurer’s written, computerized and mechanized records regarding the transaction. 

Disclaimer of Liability

Neither DuPage County, nor any of its employees or elected officials shall be responsible or held liable to users of DuPage County websites for any improper or incorrect use of the information described or contained on DuPage County websites. In no event shall DuPage County or elected officials or its employees be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement or substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this system, even if advised of the possibility of such damage. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury, including but not limited to those caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, computer hacker, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortuous behavior, negligence or under any other cause of action. 

Disclaimer of Warranties and Accuracy of Data

Although the data found on DuPage County websites has been produced and processed from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of any information. This disclaimer applies to both isolated and aggregate uses of the information. The County and elected officials provide this information on an "as is" basis. All warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom from contamination by computer viruses or hackers and non-infringement of proprietary rights are disclaimed. Changes may be periodically made to the information herein; these changes may or may not be incorporated in any new version of the publication. If you have obtained information from any of the County web pages from a source other than the County pages, be aware that electronic data can be altered subsequent to original distribution. Data can also quickly become out of date. It is recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of any data, and that the originator of the data or information be contacted with any questions regarding appropriate use. If you find any errors or omissions, we encourage you to report them to via e-mail. 

Disclaimer of Endorsement

DuPage County websites are a distributor of content sometimes supplied by third parties and users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, links, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, users, or others, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect those of the County or its elected officials and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the County. 

Disclaimer of External Links

DuPage County websites contain links to other related World Wide Web Internet sites and resources. DuPage County is not responsible for the contents or operation of any off-site pages referenced. The user specifically acknowledges that the County is not liable for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user. Links from County web pages on the World Wide Web to other sites do not constitute an endorsement from the County. These links are provided as an information service only. It is the responsibility of the web surfer to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites. Since DuPage County websites are not responsible for the availability of these outside resources or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or webmaster. 

Disclaimer of Duty to Continue Provision of Data

Due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, resources that are free and publicly available one day may require a fee or restricted access the next, and the location of items may change as menus, home pages, and files are reorganized. The user expressly agrees that use of the County’s websites is at the user's sole risk. The County does not warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error free. The documents and related graphics published could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. The County and/or its programs may make improvements and/or changes in the information and/or programs described herein at any time. 

Choice of Law

Construction of the disclaimers above and resolution of disputes thereof are governed by the laws of the State of Illinois. The laws of the State of Illinois, U.S.A., shall apply to all uses of this data and this system. By use of this system and any data contained therein, the user agrees that use shall conform to all applicable laws and regulations and user shall not violate the rights of any third parties.


If you have any questions regarding the Prepayment Plan, contact this office at 630-407-5900, or write to us at the following address: DuPage County Treasurer, Attn: Prepayment Program, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187.