County of Boone

County of Boone

Frequently asked questions from County of Boone

What happens if I can’t pay my property taxes?

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State law requires that a tax lien sale be held each year, where investors pay taxes on delinquent properties and receive a tax lien certificate in return. Those investors have the right to petition the court for a tax deed and take possession of the property after 2 1/2 years if the lien is not redeemed. Payment of taxes is an important responsibility that comes with the privilege of owning real estate

Who determines how high the property taxes will be?

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There are approximately sixty different taxing districts in Boone County. The districts that affect your property are listed on your tax bill. Each district is run by a board of elected officials or a board appointed by elected officials. These boards each adopt annual budgets and enact levy ordinances that determine how much property tax they will collect in the coming year. Law requires that these actions be taken at public meetings that are published in advance.

How does my assessment affect my tax bill?

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In most cases, property assessments do not affect the total tax dollars levied or collected by a taxing district. The assessment is merely used to apportion the total tax levy among the property owners in the district. Assessments do not change the amount of the average tax bill, but can cause some bills to go up while others go down.

What should I do if I am sick?

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If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

You can read more about what the CDC recommends here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

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The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.

People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

Where can I find more information about all the cases in the US?

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You can find a detailed map with the spread of the cases here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

How long can I receive unemployment benefits in Illinois?

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​Assuming you are eligible, it is possible to receive as many as 26 weeks of benefits within your benefit year.  The Monthly Base Amount (WBA x 26) is the total gross amount of money you will receive (not including dependent allowance).  

Why did I get an overpayment notice from the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)?

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Overpayments generally occur due to under-reporting of wages when certifying or a deny determination for an issue that retroactively disqualifies benefits already received.  Contact Claimant Services at 800-244-5631 for questions and info on appeal rights. 

If IDES has determined that you have been improperly paid unemployment insurance benefits, the amount of the overpayment will appear on the Notice of Reconsidered Determination and Recoupment Decision. By law, you must repay the entire amount you owe [Section 900 of the Illinois Unemployment Insurance Act (820 ILCS 405/900)]. If you are unable to pay the entire amount in one lump sum, you may enter into a monthly installment plan. 

How long does it take to get approved for Medicaid in Illinois?

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within 45 days

Assuming that you meet all of the eligibility guidelines, including the resource limit, your Medicaid application will typically be reviewed and approved within 45 days in Illinois. In some cases, a Medicaid application is approved even faster.

What is the monthly income limit for Medicaid in Illinois?

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 ACA Adults – under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), adults age 19-64 who were not previously eligible for coverage under Medicaid can now receive medical coverage. Individuals with income up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level (monthly income of $1,366/individual, $1,845/couple) can be covered. 

Is health insurance mandatory in Illinois?

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 In Illinois, individual health insurers are not required to provide standardized health plans, but there are certain benefits that insurers are required to cover, such as diabetes care and mammogram screenings. 

How to Pay Property Taxes Online in the County of Boone?

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How to Corona COVID-19 Response Online in the County of Boone?

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How to Driver License Renewal Online in the County of Boone?

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How to Register to Vote Online in the County of Boone?

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How to Business Tax Registration Online in the County of Boone?

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How to Apply for Unemployment Insurance Online in the County of Boone?

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How to Apply for Medicaid Online Online in the County of Boone?

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How to Check Voter Registration Online in the County of Boone?

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How to Apply for Medical Marijuana ID Card Online in the County of Boone?

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