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
Calumet City
204 Pulaski Rd. P.O. Box 1519
Calumet City, IL 60409-7519
708.891.8116
www.calumetcity.org

Last Update: 02/07/2011
Transfers less than $2M: $8.00/1,000; $2M-$5M: $10/1,000; $5M-$10M: $12/1,000; $10M-$20M: $14/1,000; Over $20M: $16.00/1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Calumet City Ch. 26, Art. VI City Hall, City Clerk's Office 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 must be paid. PTAX and Plat of Survey required. No personal checks. 07/28/1995 Yes. $150

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Calumet Park
12409 S. Throop St.
Calumet Park, IL 60827-5897
708.389.0851
www.calumetparkvillage.org

Last Update: 03/13/2017
$5.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Village Code Title IX, Ch. 96.45 Village Hall Yes Upon conviction, fine not less than $500 for each offense. Buyer Obtain final water reading; bill must be paid. No personal checks. 10/13/1994 Yes. $100

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Carol Stream
500 N. Gary Ave.
Carol Stream, IL 60188-1899
630.665.7050
www.carolstream.org

Last Update: 02/07/2011
$3.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Carol Stream Mun. Code Sec. 5-10-1 Village Hall, Finance Department (or ATG Chicago Loop office – form in Notes) Yes. $25 Deed will not be recorded. Tax lien on property. 1% per month interest and penalty of 25% of tax. Possible fine up to $750. Seller Obtain final water reading; All bills must be paid. Copy of sales contract and PTAX required. 05/01/1992 No

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Carpentersville
1200 L.W. Besinger Dr.
Carpentersville, IL 60110-2000
847.551.3476
www.vil.carpentersville.il.us

Last Update: 03/08/2017
None     No     Obtain final water reading. 12/22/2006 No

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Channahon
24555 S. Navajo Dr.
Channahon, IL 60410-5600
815.467.6644
www.channahon.org

Last Update: 03/14/2017
$3.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Channon Mun. Code Title III, Section 37.76 Village Hall (or ATG Chicago Loop office – form in Notes) Yes 1.5% per month interest and penalty of 50% of tax. Buyer All sums due the city must be paid. Final water bill must be paid. Original deed and copy of PTAX required. 01/01/1998 No

Request for Municipal Transfer Tax Stamp Purchase

Chicago
121 N. LaSalle, Room 107
Chicago, IL 60602-1288
312.747.9723
www.cityofchicago.org

Last Update: 07/11/2013
$5.25/500 (no rounding) Municipal Code of Chicago Ch. 3-33 City Hall. No Deed will not be recorded. Fines from $50-$300 for first offense. Repeated offenses punishable by incarceration. Buyer: $3.750/500 Seller: $1.50/500 Final water bill must be paid. 04/01/2008 No

Zoning Certificates are required for single family residences, townhouses, 2-5 flats, and mixed-used properties. Zoning Certificates are not required for condominium units, vacant land, 6 flats (and larger), or commercial property.

Chicago Heights
1601 Chicago Rd.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411-3487
708.756.5300
cityofchicagoheights.org/171/Transfer-Stamp

Last Update: 02/16/2017
$4.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Chicago Heights MIS. 92.98, 92.46 City Hall, City Clerk's Office Yes Deed will not be recorded. Seller Obtain final water reading; bill must be paid. Copy of deed required. 01/01/1993 Yes. $50

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Cicero
4949 W. Cermak Rd.
Cicero, IL 60804-2461
708.656.3600
www.thetownofcicero.com

Last Update: 12/06/2018
$10.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Cicero Village Code Article VII, Sec. 90-221 Town Hall, Building Department Yes. $50 1% per month interest and penalty of 10% of tax. Possible fine of $200-$750. Recorded lien on property. Seller. In HUD deals, Buyer pays the transfer tax. HUD is not exempt. Final water bill must be paid and all documents must be reviewed. Original deed, PTAX, and county declarations required. Unsigned copy of deed allowed; the copy becomes the original deed. No cash accepted. A compliance inspection is required prior to all transfers. 07/19/1993 Yes. $50

The Town of Cicero requires review of all documents by the Town Collector prior to the issuance of Cicero transfer stamps. The Town Collector encourages submission of all documents at least two or three business days prior to the anticipated closing date to avoid delay. Please contact the Town of Cicero, 708.656.3600, for further information.

Clarendon Hills
1 N. Prospect Ave.
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514-1227
630.286.5400
www.clarendonhills.us

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

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Country Club Hills
4200 W. Main St.
Country Club Hills, IL 60478-5338
708.798.2616
www.countryclubhills.org

Last Update: 03/08/2017
$5.00/$1,000 (minimum: $50) (round to nearest $1,000) Village Code 8.9.01 City Hall Yes Deed will not be recorded. Seller Obtain final water reading; bill must be paid. Obtain Certificate of Occupancy. No personal checks. 04/11/1994 Yes. $50

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Countryside
5550 East Ave.
Countryside, IL 60525-3689
708.354.7270
www.countryside-il.org

Last Update: 03/20/2017
$50 Countryside Mun. Code 3-10-1 City Hall Yes 5% per month interest and penalty in amount of tax. Recorded lien on property. Seller Schedule final water reading one week before the closing. Final water, sewer, weed cutting, and all other municipal bills must be paid. No personal checks. 07/12/1996 Yes. $175

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Crystal Lake
100 W. Woodstock St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4262
815.459.2020
www.crystallake.org

Last Update: 03/08/2017
None     No     Obtain final water reading. 12/22/2006 No

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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
Calumet City
204 Pulaski Rd. P.O. Box 1519
Calumet City, IL 60409-7519
708.891.8116
www.calumetcity.org

Last Update: 02/07/2011
Transfers less than $2M: $8.00/1,000; $2M-$5M: $10/1,000; $5M-$10M: $12/1,000; $10M-$20M: $14/1,000; Over $20M: $16.00/1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Calumet City Ch. 26, Art. VI City Hall, City Clerk's Office 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 must be paid. PTAX and Plat of Survey required. No personal checks. 07/28/1995 Yes. $150

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Calumet Park
12409 S. Throop St.
Calumet Park, IL 60827-5897
708.389.0851
www.calumetparkvillage.org

Last Update: 03/13/2017
$5.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Village Code Title IX, Ch. 96.45 Village Hall Yes Upon conviction, fine not less than $500 for each offense. Buyer Obtain final water reading; bill must be paid. No personal checks. 10/13/1994 Yes. $100

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Carol Stream
500 N. Gary Ave.
Carol Stream, IL 60188-1899
630.665.7050
www.carolstream.org

Last Update: 02/07/2011
$3.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Carol Stream Mun. Code Sec. 5-10-1 Village Hall, Finance Department (or ATG Chicago Loop office – form in Notes) Yes. $25 Deed will not be recorded. Tax lien on property. 1% per month interest and penalty of 25% of tax. Possible fine up to $750. Seller Obtain final water reading; All bills must be paid. Copy of sales contract and PTAX required. 05/01/1992 No

Read More

Request for Municipal Transfer Tax Stamp Purchase

Carpentersville
1200 L.W. Besinger Dr.
Carpentersville, IL 60110-2000
847.551.3476
www.vil.carpentersville.il.us

Last Update: 03/08/2017
None     No     Obtain final water reading. 12/22/2006 No

none

Channahon
24555 S. Navajo Dr.
Channahon, IL 60410-5600
815.467.6644
www.channahon.org

Last Update: 03/14/2017
$3.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Channon Mun. Code Title III, Section 37.76 Village Hall (or ATG Chicago Loop office – form in Notes) Yes 1.5% per month interest and penalty of 50% of tax. Buyer All sums due the city must be paid. Final water bill must be paid. Original deed and copy of PTAX required. 01/01/1998 No

Request for Municipal Transfer Tax Stamp Purchase

Chicago
121 N. LaSalle, Room 107
Chicago, IL 60602-1288
312.747.9723
www.cityofchicago.org

Last Update: 07/11/2013
$5.25/500 (no rounding) Municipal Code of Chicago Ch. 3-33 City Hall. No Deed will not be recorded. Fines from $50-$300 for first offense. Repeated offenses punishable by incarceration. Buyer: $3.750/500 Seller: $1.50/500 Final water bill must be paid. 04/01/2008 No

Zoning Certificates are required for single family residences, townhouses, 2-5 flats, and mixed-used properties. Zoning Certificates are not required for condominium units, vacant land, 6 flats (and larger), or commercial property.

Chicago Heights
1601 Chicago Rd.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411-3487
708.756.5300
cityofchicagoheights.org/171/Transfer-Stamp

Last Update: 02/16/2017
$4.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Chicago Heights MIS. 92.98, 92.46 City Hall, City Clerk's Office Yes Deed will not be recorded. Seller Obtain final water reading; bill must be paid. Copy of deed required. 01/01/1993 Yes. $50

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Cicero
4949 W. Cermak Rd.
Cicero, IL 60804-2461
708.656.3600
www.thetownofcicero.com

Last Update: 12/06/2018
$10.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Cicero Village Code Article VII, Sec. 90-221 Town Hall, Building Department Yes. $50 1% per month interest and penalty of 10% of tax. Possible fine of $200-$750. Recorded lien on property. Seller. In HUD deals, Buyer pays the transfer tax. HUD is not exempt. Final water bill must be paid and all documents must be reviewed. Original deed, PTAX, and county declarations required. Unsigned copy of deed allowed; the copy becomes the original deed. No cash accepted. A compliance inspection is required prior to all transfers. 07/19/1993 Yes. $50

The Town of Cicero requires review of all documents by the Town Collector prior to the issuance of Cicero transfer stamps. The Town Collector encourages submission of all documents at least two or three business days prior to the anticipated closing date to avoid delay. Please contact the Town of Cicero, 708.656.3600, for further information.

Clarendon Hills
1 N. Prospect Ave.
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514-1227
630.286.5400
www.clarendonhills.us

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

none

Country Club Hills
4200 W. Main St.
Country Club Hills, IL 60478-5338
708.798.2616
www.countryclubhills.org

Last Update: 03/08/2017
$5.00/$1,000 (minimum: $50) (round to nearest $1,000) Village Code 8.9.01 City Hall Yes Deed will not be recorded. Seller Obtain final water reading; bill must be paid. Obtain Certificate of Occupancy. No personal checks. 04/11/1994 Yes. $50

none

Countryside
5550 East Ave.
Countryside, IL 60525-3689
708.354.7270
www.countryside-il.org

Last Update: 03/20/2017
$50 Countryside Mun. Code 3-10-1 City Hall Yes 5% per month interest and penalty in amount of tax. Recorded lien on property. Seller Schedule final water reading one week before the closing. Final water, sewer, weed cutting, and all other municipal bills must be paid. No personal checks. 07/12/1996 Yes. $175

none

Crystal Lake
100 W. Woodstock St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4262
815.459.2020
www.crystallake.org

Last Update: 03/08/2017
None     No     Obtain final water reading. 12/22/2006 No

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