Village of Riverwoods

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Plant Sale 2016 To Spend or Not to Spend Construction update Riverwoods has a flood plain Police Officer (Part-Time)

Municipal Electric Aggregation

The Village of Riverwoods voters approved a referendum allowing the Village to enter into an electricity purchasing agreement for its residential and small business customers.

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Green Power Program

All residents purchasing electricity through MC Squared are receiving savings over what they would have been paying under the current ComEd rates.

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Village-To-Resident Notification System

The Village of Riverwoods utilizes Blackboard Connect service for emergency resident notification

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First Installment of Property Tax Bills Due June 2

The first installment of Lake County property taxes is due Thursday, June 2. The second installment is due Sept. 2. Please note, you only receive one bill in May. You will not receive another bill in advance of the second installment due date.

Keep in mind, as you pay your tax bill, Lake County only receives a small portion of your property tax payment (about 7%), and the rest is distributed to many other taxing districts. Visit Lake County’s budget page to see where your Lake County tax dollars go.

Spring Road Work

The Village has contracted to resurface Portwine Road this spring. We will start with pavement patching and replacement of failed culverts, followed by milling and resurfacing the road. As construction proceeds, the Village Engineer's office will coordinate with homeowners regarding work on their driveways.

Work is expected to start in the next two weeks. There will be intermittent lane closures and impacts to driveway access, but the road will not be closed and all driveways will be open at the end of each day.

We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out an interactive tax bill to help you better understand what is included on your bill. Also, below are some of the most frequently asked questions the Treasurer's Office has received. View more on the Treasurer's Office website.

Question: I never received my tax bill. What should I do?
Answer: Call the Treasurer’s office at 847-377-2323 or print a bill on the Treasurer's Office website. Duplicate Tax Bill page.

Question: What if I have my bill, but I lost my payment stubs?
Answer: Be sure to write the parcel number on your check. You can also download a copy of your tax bill with a payment stub at the Payment Status screen.

Question: I did not live here in 2015. Why did I receive a 2015 tax bill?
Answer: The tax remains with the property regardless of ownership. To determine your liability for paying the tax, check your closing statement to see if the seller gave you credit, or contact your attorney.

Property Tax Payment Options

U.S. Mail - Mail your payment using the envelopes provided with your bill. It must be postmarked on or before the due date in order to avoid penalty. To mail in your payment, send it to the Treasurer's Office P.O. Box located in Bedford Park, IL.

Other property tax payment options include: drop box, in person at most Lake County banks, and at the Lake County Treasurer's Office, online, or by phone.

Visit the treasurer's website at for more information, including billing history, property tax exemptions, and more.

Electronic Recycling

As a Riverwoods resident, you have curbside electronics recycling available to you as part of our waste hauling contract with LakeShore. Read More

Beware of the IRS Telephone Scam

In February, several Riverwoods and Deerfield residents received telephone calls from con artists claiming to be IRS representatives demanding money owed for back taxes. Read More

Riverwoods Community Water Supply

Recent news about contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan, may understandably leave people wondering if something like that was likely to happen here. Read More