Written by Rick Nagel
Why is it that the property-tax bills are always due right after three-day weekends?
Enjoy Memorial Day? Good, now pay your tax bill.
Celebrating Labor Day? Terrific, but you'd better get to work writing that check to the Kane County Treasurer's Office.
Of course, if your property-tax payment comes right out of your mortgage payment, you don't have to worry about driving over to the Kane County Government Center.
About 2,000 taxpayers use the drop box, and it's a line you can avoid by paying your bill now, so don't push the Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, deadline.
If you don't like the drop box, you can pay at a number of approved financial institutions. Here's a list, courtesy of the Kane County website.
You can pay by check or pay by credit card, but it costs an additional 2.5 percent of the payment made to pay using the card.
You can pay by e-check, but that costs you $3.
You can pay by stopping by the Treasurer's Office:
Kane County Treasurer
719 S. Batavia Ave., Building A
Geneva, IL 60134
If for some reason you didn't get a tax bill in the mail, you can find your personal property tax information at the Kane County Treasurer's Office website.
Checks should be made payable to KANE COUNTY TREASURER.