Treasurer's Office:

Treasurer's Office

Duties and Responsibilities of the County Treasurer

The Rock Island County Treasurer, Louisa A. Ewert, appoints her deputies, assistants and personnel to assist her in the performance of her duties, which include:

  • Printing and mailing of tax bills based on data provided by other county and state agencies on assessments, exemptions and tax rates.
  • Collection of real estate taxes from the owners of more than 66,000 real estate parcels.
  • Distribution of tax funds to approximately 180 governmental agencies that have the jurisdiction to collect taxes. These agencies include townships, villages, cities, school districts, libraries, public health and safety agencies, election authorities, park and forest preserve systems, economic-development agencies and bonds to pay for public-works projects.
  • Preparation of delinquency tax lists and mailing of notices to the taxpayer(s) on record.
  • Obtaining tax-sale judgment orders in court.
  • Conducting annual sale of tax liens to seek payment of delinquent taxes.
  • Collection and secure maintenance of revenues and other public funds of the County in addition to funds authorized by law to be paid to the Rock Island County Treasurer.
  • Adminstration of refunds resulting from duplicate payments of the same taxes, overpayments of taxes due, or reductions in assessments after original billing (as authorized by various tax-assessment agencies or the courts).
  • Filing of regular reports with the Rock Island County Board, summarizing the financial status of the Treasurer's office.

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In addition to the above responsibilities, the Rock Island County Treasurer must maintain an investment policy to address:

  • Conformance with federal and state laws and local ordinances;
  • Diversity of type, maturity and institution to help manage the risk and principal;
  • Liquidity of funds to provide sufficient funds to meet obligations as they become due;
  • Returns on investments or yields that provide performance measures with return on investments to be secondary to the role of protecting the safety and liquidity features of the policy; and,
  • Safety of principal to avoid any risk of loss of public funds.

Under Illinois law, the office of the Rock Island County Treasurer also maintains special funds, from which the County Board shall authorize payments by voucher, which include:

  • Reasonable amounts needed during the accounting period to pay office expenses, postage, freight, express or similar charges.
  • Funds to pay necessary travel, dues and other expenses for workshops, educational seminars and organizational meetings established for the purpose of providing in-service training.
  • Trust funds for such purposes as may be provided for by law.
  • Such other funds as may be authorized by the County Board. The Treasurer shall make accounting monthly to the County Board through the County Clerk of all special funds maintained by her in the discharge of her duties.

If you have any questions regarding the information provided on the pages for the Rock Island County Treasurer's office, feel free to contact the Rock Island County Treasurer's Office by calling (309) 558-3510 or send an e-mail Click to send e-mail to the Treasurer's Office. Office hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm.


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Louisa A. Ewert Click to send e-mail - Treasurer
Rock Island County Office Building (map ExternalLink.gif)
First Floor - 1504 Third Avenue, Rock Island IL 61201

Phone: (309) 558-3510      Fax: (309) 558-3511      Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM - Monday thru Friday