Real Estate Transfer Tax Ordinances

All data confirmed with municipalities April 2017. “Last update” field indicates date of most recent change from municipality.

Provided courtesy of ATG Member Agent

Prepared by Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. (ATG)

County or Municipality Tax Amount Legal Reference Where to Purchase Stamps Exempt Stamp Required? Non-Compliance Penalties Party Liable for Payment Special Requirements Effective Date Pre-Transfer Inspection Required Notes
Barrington
200 S. Hough St.
Barrington, IL 60010-4399
847.304.3400
www.barrington-il.gov

Last Update: 02/03/2011
None     No     Obtain final water reading. 12/22/2006  

None

Bartlett
228 S. Main St.
Bartlett, IL 60103-4495
630.837.0800
www.village.bartlett.il.us

Last Update: 03/14/2017
$3.00/$1,000 (no rounding) Bartlett Municipal Code 12-1-1 Village Hall Yes 1% monthly interest and penalty of 50% of tax. Deed will not be recorded. Recorded lien. Fine up to $500. Seller Obtain final water reading; bill must be paid. All sums due must be paid. Copy of deed or contract and PTAX required. 05/01/1994 No

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Batavia
100 N. Island Ave.
Batavia, IL 60510-1972
630.454.2000
www.cityofbatavia.net

Last Update: 02/07/2011
None     No     Obtain final water reading. 12/22/2006  

None

Beach Park
11270 W. Wadsworth Road
Beach Park, IL 60099-3358
847.746.1770
www.villageofbeachpark.com

Last Update: 09/24/2018
    No Stamps Required No     Zoning certificate required at least two weeks before sale. See Notes.   Yes, $50 (add $175 if property vacant six months or more). Apply ten days before sale.

Zoning Cert. Appl.

Buyer must apply for water and sewer and pay $100 deposit. Seller must give forwarding address to the Village and pay water bill and any other fees due.

Bedford Park
6701 S. Archer Ave.
Bedford Park, IL 60501-1936
708.458.2067
www.villageofbedfordpark.com

Last Update: 03/20/2017
$50.00 Bedford Park Mun. Code 5-21-1 Village Clerk Yes Fine of not less than $50 nor greater than $1,000. Seller Final water bill must be paid. 03/21/1996 Yes (No fee)

None

Bellwood
3200 Washington Blvd.
Bellwood, IL 60104-1984
708.547.3500
www.vil.bellwood.il.us

Last Update: 03/13/2017
$5.00/$1,000 (no rounding) Bellwood Mun. Code Title III Ch. 35-110 Village Hall Water Department Yes. $10 Creates lien on property. 1% per month interest and penalty of 10% of tax. Fine of $200-$1,000. Seller Obtain final water reading; bill and all sums due must be paid. Original deed, signed and notarized, PTAX, and original Plat of Survey required. Public sidewalk inspection required. 05/01/1996 Yes. $125

None

Bensenville
12 S. Center St.
Bensenville, IL 60106-1987
630.766.8200
www.bensenville.il.us

Last Update: 02/07/2011
None           Obtain final water reading; bill must be paid. 12/22/2006 No

None

Berkeley
5819 Electric Ave.
Berkeley, IL 60163-1599
708.449.8840
www.berkeley.il.us

Last Update: 02/07/2011
Compliance stamp issued upon inspection Berkeley Ord. 99-27 Village Hall Yes (if quitclaim deed) Deed will not be recorded. Either Original deed required prior to closing; all municipal bills and fines must be paid. Sump pump inspection and compliance stamp required. Certified funds or cash only. 08/17/1999 Yes. $300

none

Berwyn
6700 26th St.
Berwyn, IL 60402-0701
708.788.2660
www.berwyn-il.gov

Last Update: 03/20/2017
$10.000/1,000 Berwyn Code of Ordinances Sec. 888.001 City Hall, City Collector Yes $100 0.5% per month interest and penalty equal to the amount of the tax. Recorded lien on property. Seller Obtain final water reading. Original deed, and completed PTAX and county tax forms required. All debts legally owed the city regarding the property must be paid. Payment by cash, cashier’s check, or money order only. 03/08/1994 Yes

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Bloomingdale
201 S. Bloomingdale Rd.
Bloomingdale, IL 60108-1487
630.893.7000
www.villageofbloomingdale.org

Last Update: 02/07/2011
None     No   Seller Obtain final water reading. 12/22/2006  

None

Blue Island
13051 S. Greenwood Ave.
Blue Island, IL 60406-1553
708.597.8606
www.blueisland.org

Last Update: 03/14/2017
$100, Certificate of Occupancy Ord. No. 11-141 City Hall, Building Department     Seller Final water bill must be paid. All outstanding liens must be paid in full. Seller must make an appointment for inspection prior to sale. 12/22/2006 Yes. Single Family - $100; Two Units - $200; Three Units – $225; Four Units – $250; Five Units - $275; Six Unis $300.

None

Bolingbrook
375 W. Briarcliff Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440-3829
630.226.8434
www.bolingbrook.com

Last Update: 02/07/2011
$$7.50/$1,000 (round to nearest $500) Bolingbrook Ord. 91-025 Bolingbrook City Finance Department (or ATG Chicago Loop office – form in Notes) Yes $50 1% per month interest and penalty of 50% of tax. Possible fine up to $500. Buyer/Seller split 50/50 Final water bill and all debts to village must be paid. Deed, copy of PTAX, clearance letter, and village Transfer Information and Disclosure required. 05/05/1991 No

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Broadview
2350 S. 25th Ave.
Broadview, IL 60155-3800
708.681.3600
broadview-il.gov/

Last Update: 08/31/2018
None Broadview Mun. Code 13-1-2 Building Department Yes     Obtain village stamp (no cost) from building department after compliance certificate issued, final water bill and any outstanding debts paid to the village. 12/22/2006 Yes. Single-family unit: $100; Two- or three-family unit: $150; Four or more dwelling units: $225.

None

Brookfield
8820 Brookfield Ave.
Brookfield, IL 60513-1688
708.485.7344
brookfieldil.gov/

Last Update: 12/06/2018
None           Obtain final water reading; bill must be paid. Buyer required to conduct its own private inspection and submit a Certificate of Resale Inspection (1-3 Units) form -- see Notes -- for all single-family (and any property of less than four units) transfers. For four or more units, the Village requires their own municipal inspection. 12/22/2006 Yes, private inspection required by Buyer

Download Certificate of Resale Inspection (1-3 Units) from Village of Brookfield Forms page

Buffalo Grove
50 Raupp Blvd.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-2100
847.459.2500
www.vbg.org

Last Update: 03/13/2017
$3.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Buffalo Grove Mun. Code 3.44.080 Village Hall Yes 1% per month interest and penalty of 10% of tax and interest. Seller Obtain final water reading. All sums due village must be paid. Copy of deed or PTAX required. (Signature not required.) 03/01/1992 No

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Burbank
6530 W. 79th St.
Burbank, IL 60459-1198
708.599.5500
www.burbankil.gov

Last Update: 03/13/2017
$5.00/$1,000 (no rounding) No less than $100 Burbank Mun. Code Article X, Sec. 14-107 City Hall No 1% per month interest and penalty of 100% of tax. Tax lien on property. Seller Obtain final water reading; bill must be paid. Original deed is required. No personal checks. 05/12/1993 No.

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Burnham
14450 Manistee Ave.
Burnham, IL 60633-2095
708.862.9150
villageofburnham.com/

Last Update: 03/13/2017
$5.00/$1,000 (no rounding) Burnham Mun. Code Article X, Sec. 86-341 Village Hall Yes Deed will not be recorded. Buyer Final water bill must be paid. Copy of fully signed declaration required. Cash or money order required. 03/01/1988 No

Request for Municipal Transfer Tax Stamp Purchase

County or Municipality Tax Amount Legal Reference Where to Purchase Stamps Exempt Stamp Required? Non-Compliance Penalties Party Liable for Payment Special Requirements Effective Date Pre-Transfer Inspection Required Notes
Barrington
200 S. Hough St.
Barrington, IL 60010-4399
847.304.3400
www.barrington-il.gov

Last Update: 02/03/2011
None     No     Obtain final water reading. 12/22/2006  

None

Bartlett
228 S. Main St.
Bartlett, IL 60103-4495
630.837.0800
www.village.bartlett.il.us

Last Update: 03/14/2017
$3.00/$1,000 (no rounding) Bartlett Municipal Code 12-1-1 Village Hall Yes 1% monthly interest and penalty of 50% of tax. Deed will not be recorded. Recorded lien. Fine up to $500. Seller Obtain final water reading; bill must be paid. All sums due must be paid. Copy of deed or contract and PTAX required. 05/01/1994 No

Read More

Request for Municipal Transfer Tax Stamp Purchase

Batavia
100 N. Island Ave.
Batavia, IL 60510-1972
630.454.2000
www.cityofbatavia.net

Last Update: 02/07/2011
None     No     Obtain final water reading. 12/22/2006  

None

Beach Park
11270 W. Wadsworth Road
Beach Park, IL 60099-3358
847.746.1770
www.villageofbeachpark.com

Last Update: 09/24/2018
    No Stamps Required No     Zoning certificate required at least two weeks before sale. See Notes.   Yes, $50 (add $175 if property vacant six months or more). Apply ten days before sale.

Zoning Cert. Appl.

Buyer must apply for water and sewer and pay $100 deposit. Seller must give forwarding address to the Village and pay water bill and any other fees due.

Bedford Park
6701 S. Archer Ave.
Bedford Park, IL 60501-1936
708.458.2067
www.villageofbedfordpark.com

Last Update: 03/20/2017
$50.00 Bedford Park Mun. Code 5-21-1 Village Clerk Yes Fine of not less than $50 nor greater than $1,000. Seller Final water bill must be paid. 03/21/1996 Yes (No fee)

None

Bellwood
3200 Washington Blvd.
Bellwood, IL 60104-1984
708.547.3500
www.vil.bellwood.il.us

Last Update: 03/13/2017
$5.00/$1,000 (no rounding) Bellwood Mun. Code Title III Ch. 35-110 Village Hall Water Department Yes. $10 Creates lien on property. 1% per month interest and penalty of 10% of tax. Fine of $200-$1,000. Seller Obtain final water reading; bill and all sums due must be paid. Original deed, signed and notarized, PTAX, and original Plat of Survey required. Public sidewalk inspection required. 05/01/1996 Yes. $125

None

Bensenville
12 S. Center St.
Bensenville, IL 60106-1987
630.766.8200
www.bensenville.il.us

Last Update: 02/07/2011
None           Obtain final water reading; bill must be paid. 12/22/2006 No

None

Berkeley
5819 Electric Ave.
Berkeley, IL 60163-1599
708.449.8840
www.berkeley.il.us

Last Update: 02/07/2011
Compliance stamp issued upon inspection Berkeley Ord. 99-27 Village Hall Yes (if quitclaim deed) Deed will not be recorded. Either Original deed required prior to closing; all municipal bills and fines must be paid. Sump pump inspection and compliance stamp required. Certified funds or cash only. 08/17/1999 Yes. $300

none

Berwyn
6700 26th St.
Berwyn, IL 60402-0701
708.788.2660
www.berwyn-il.gov

Last Update: 03/20/2017
$10.000/1,000 Berwyn Code of Ordinances Sec. 888.001 City Hall, City Collector Yes $100 0.5% per month interest and penalty equal to the amount of the tax. Recorded lien on property. Seller Obtain final water reading. Original deed, and completed PTAX and county tax forms required. All debts legally owed the city regarding the property must be paid. Payment by cash, cashier’s check, or money order only. 03/08/1994 Yes

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Bloomingdale
201 S. Bloomingdale Rd.
Bloomingdale, IL 60108-1487
630.893.7000
www.villageofbloomingdale.org

Last Update: 02/07/2011
None     No   Seller Obtain final water reading. 12/22/2006  

None

Blue Island
13051 S. Greenwood Ave.
Blue Island, IL 60406-1553
708.597.8606
www.blueisland.org

Last Update: 03/14/2017
$100, Certificate of Occupancy Ord. No. 11-141 City Hall, Building Department     Seller Final water bill must be paid. All outstanding liens must be paid in full. Seller must make an appointment for inspection prior to sale. 12/22/2006 Yes. Single Family - $100; Two Units - $200; Three Units – $225; Four Units – $250; Five Units - $275; Six Unis $300.

None

Bolingbrook
375 W. Briarcliff Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440-3829
630.226.8434
www.bolingbrook.com

Last Update: 02/07/2011
$$7.50/$1,000 (round to nearest $500) Bolingbrook Ord. 91-025 Bolingbrook City Finance Department (or ATG Chicago Loop office – form in Notes) Yes $50 1% per month interest and penalty of 50% of tax. Possible fine up to $500. Buyer/Seller split 50/50 Final water bill and all debts to village must be paid. Deed, copy of PTAX, clearance letter, and village Transfer Information and Disclosure required. 05/05/1991 No

Request for Municipal Transfer Tax Stamp Purchase

Broadview
2350 S. 25th Ave.
Broadview, IL 60155-3800
708.681.3600
broadview-il.gov/

Last Update: 08/31/2018
None Broadview Mun. Code 13-1-2 Building Department Yes     Obtain village stamp (no cost) from building department after compliance certificate issued, final water bill and any outstanding debts paid to the village. 12/22/2006 Yes. Single-family unit: $100; Two- or three-family unit: $150; Four or more dwelling units: $225.

None

Brookfield
8820 Brookfield Ave.
Brookfield, IL 60513-1688
708.485.7344
brookfieldil.gov/

Last Update: 12/06/2018
None           Obtain final water reading; bill must be paid. Buyer required to conduct its own private inspection and submit a Certificate of Resale Inspection (1-3 Units) form -- see Notes -- for all single-family (and any property of less than four units) transfers. For four or more units, the Village requires their own municipal inspection. 12/22/2006 Yes, private inspection required by Buyer

Download Certificate of Resale Inspection (1-3 Units) from Village of Brookfield Forms page

Buffalo Grove
50 Raupp Blvd.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-2100
847.459.2500
www.vbg.org

Last Update: 03/13/2017
$3.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Buffalo Grove Mun. Code 3.44.080 Village Hall Yes 1% per month interest and penalty of 10% of tax and interest. Seller Obtain final water reading. All sums due village must be paid. Copy of deed or PTAX required. (Signature not required.) 03/01/1992 No

Request for Municipal Transfer Tax Stamp Purchase

Burbank
6530 W. 79th St.
Burbank, IL 60459-1198
708.599.5500
www.burbankil.gov

Last Update: 03/13/2017
$5.00/$1,000 (no rounding) No less than $100 Burbank Mun. Code Article X, Sec. 14-107 City Hall No 1% per month interest and penalty of 100% of tax. Tax lien on property. Seller Obtain final water reading; bill must be paid. Original deed is required. No personal checks. 05/12/1993 No.

Read More

Request for Municipal Transfer Tax Stamp Purchase

Burnham
14450 Manistee Ave.
Burnham, IL 60633-2095
708.862.9150
villageofburnham.com/

Last Update: 03/13/2017
$5.00/$1,000 (no rounding) Burnham Mun. Code Article X, Sec. 86-341 Village Hall Yes Deed will not be recorded. Buyer Final water bill must be paid. Copy of fully signed declaration required. Cash or money order required. 03/01/1988 No

Request for Municipal Transfer Tax Stamp Purchase