Piatt County Taxes and Fees

Sales Tax - Piatt County does not collect a sales tax. The county receives a portion of the sales tax collected by the State of Illinois on taxable sales in the county according to a formula established by the state.

Property Tax Rate - Piatt County levies property taxes at the rate of $1.1850 per hundred dollars of assessed valuation. The levy breaks down as follows:

Fee Schedule - Zoning
BUILDING PERMITS
Main Buildings per 100 sq ft    $12
Accessory Buildings up to 2000 sq ft - flat fee    $50
Accessory Buildings over 2000 sq ft    $250
Fees doubled if construction started without permit
Additional penalty for "agriculture exempt" structures started without permit $50
Setback variation    $50
All other variations    $200
Special Use Permit    $300
Amendment of Zoning Ord Request    $35
WIND ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS
Building/Const permit, per foot, each unit.
Measured from foundation to hub center
   $20
Special Use Permit - each turbine over 50kw    $300
CELL TOWERS
Building/Const permit, per foot, each tower.
Measured from foundation to top
   $25
Co-location permit    $1000
Fee Schedule - Animal Control
LICENSE FEES - ANNUAL
Dogs - Spayed/Neutered  $15
Dogs - Unspayed/Unneutered  $30
Late fee after 30 days  $10
PICK UP FEES
First offense  $25
Second offense, same dog  $50
Offenses over two, same dog  $75
Fee Schedule - County Clerk & Recorder VITAL RECORDS
BIRTHS: Certified - first copy $13.00
BIRTHS: Certified - each additional copy of same record $10.00
BIRTHS: Genealogical - each (must be on file a minimum of 75 years) $5.00
MARRIAGES: Certified - first copy $13.00
MARRIAGES: Certified - each additional copy of same record $10.00
MARRIAGES: Genealogical - each (must be on file a minimum of 50 years) $5.00
DEATHS: Certified - first copy $19.00
DEATHS: Certified - each additional copy of same record $14.00
DEATHS: Genealogical - each (must be on file a minimum of 20 years) $5.00
SEARCH FEE: $5.00 (includes copies of records found up to $5.00).  
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATES - (Any unincorporated business being operated under a name other than that of the owner must register with the County Clerk) $20.00
ASSUMED NAME CHANGES - (address, withdrawal of name, etc.) $5.00
NOTARY PUBLIC COMMISSIONS: New commissions and renewals - in person $10.00
NOTARY PUBLIC COMMISSIONS: New commissions and renewals - by mail $14.00
MARRIAGE LICENSES
Licenses $75.00
RECORDING FEE SCHEDULE
STANDARD DOCUMENTS
For documents conforming with standardization rules (55 ILCS 5/3-5018) $74
The fee for non-conforming documents $110
The minimum fee for recording utility easements; documents submitted by units of local government or school districts; cemetary deeds $64.00
Additional document references (after 5) - each $7.00
Additional document references - each $7.00
Recording fee for liens submitted by State or Federal Government - first two pages $11.00
Additional pages $1.00
Additional names, d/b/a, etc. - each $1.00
FINANCING STATEMENTS AND UCC SEARCH FEES
Financing Statements - minimum fee $65.00
Termination statements $65.00
SURVEYS AND PLATS
SURVEYS: (no more than two lots), 8 1/2 x 14 document size $74.00
PLATS: (subdivisions and condominiums), 30 x 36 maximum size $103.00
For both surveys and plats, the original must be submitted along with three 11x17 copies (reductions if necessary). The original will be retained by the Recorder  
VETERANS' DISCHARGE RECORDS (DD214)
For filing or certified copies free
COUNTY CLERK PHOTOCOPIES other than Vital Records and documents recorded in real estate records
PHOTOCOPIES: per page - in office $0.50
PHOTOCOPIES: per page - mailed copies $1.00
FAXED COPIES: first page $3.00
FAXED COPIES: each additional page $1.00
Copies from microfilm - per page $1.00
Certified copies - first four pages $25.00
Fee Schedule - Sheriff
Sheriff Sale $600.00
Bond Out Fee $20.00
Civil Service Fee $40.00
Service Return Fee $5.00
Mileage Fee - per mile $1.00