Real Estate Transfer Tax Ordinances

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

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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
East Hazel Crest
1904 W. 174th Street
East Hazel Crest, IL 60429-1442
708.798.0213
www.easthazelcrest.com

Last Update: 03/14/2017
$25 East Hazel Crest Mun. Code Sec. 19-161 Village Hall, Village Clerk Yes Deed will not be recorded. Fine not less than $200 nor more than $1,000. Interest will accumulate at rate of 1% per month. In addition, a penalty of 10% of the tax and interest due shall be assessed. Buyer Final water bill and any other liens or bills must be paid. 07/01/1990 No

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Elgin
150 Dexter Ct.
Elgin, IL 60120-5555
847.931.5639
www.cityofelgin.org

Last Update: 10/26/2018
None Elgin Mun. Code 4.26.020 City Hall Yes Creates lien on property. 1% per month interest and penalty of 50% of tax. Fine not less than $200 and not more than $1,000. Seller See "Notes" 06/01/1995 No

A Real Estate Transfer Stamp must be obtained prior to the conveyance of any property located within Elgin city limits. Read full note

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Elk Grove Village
901 Wellington Ave.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-3456
847.439.3900
www.elkgrove.org/

Last Update: 03/20/2017
$3.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Elk Grove Village Code 3-2-5 Village Hall Yes. $10 1% interest and penalty of 10% of tax. Lien will be recorded. Seller Schedule final water reading 2 days before closing; bill must be paid. Copy of deed and PTAX required. No personal checks. 07/01/1988 No

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Elmhurst
209 N. York St.
Elmhurst, IL 60126-2755
630.530.3117 or 630.530.3118
www.elmhurst.org

Last Update: 03/20/2017
$1.50/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Elmhurst City Code Sec. 11.01 City Clerk's Office No Deed will not be recorded. Lien will be recorded. Fine up to $500. Seller Final water bill and all sums due city must be paid. Copy of deed, PTAX, and signed sales contract required. 12/01/2004 Sump pump inspection only

The City of Elmhurst Real Estate Transfer Tax shall not apply to those transactions or transfers exempt from the tax imposed by the State of Illinois Real Estate Transfer Tax Law. Read full note

Elmwood Park
11 Conti Pkwy.
Elmwood Park, IL 60707-4597
708.452.7300
www.elmwoodpark.org

Last Update: 03/20/2017
$5.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) No less than $35 Elmwood Park Village Code 41A-1 Village Hall Yes. $35 1% per month interest and penalty of 10% of tax. Fine of not more than $500. Lien will be recorded. Fine of $200-$1,000. Seller Final water and sewer bills and other municipal debts must be paid. Copy of deed and PTAX required. No personal checks. 06/01/1995 Yes (No fee; two inspections required.)

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Evanston
2100 Ridge Ave., Rm. 1400
Evanston, IL 60201-2716
847.866.2925
www.cityofevanston.org

Last Update: 03/20/2017
$5.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) No less than $100 Evanston City Code 3-25-1 City Clerk's Office Yes. $100 10% of total bill fine, plus 1% interest monthly. Lien created. Deed will not be recorded. Fine of $200-$1,000. Seller Obtain final water reading; bill must be paid. All sums due city must be paid. Personal checks accepted when sales price is below $1 million. 04/01/1981 No

Request for Municipal Transfer Tax Stamp Purchase

Evergreen Park
9418 S. Kedzie Ave.
Evergreen Park, IL 60805-2324
708.422.1551
www.evergreenpark-ill.com

Last Update: 03/20/2017
$5.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Minimum: $100 Evergreen Park Mun. Code Ch. 11 Div. 3 Sec. 11-61 Village Hall Yes Deed will not be recorded. 1% per month interest. Lien will be recorded. Seller Obtain final water reading; water and sewer bills must be paid. No personal checks. 02/01/1996 Yes. $100

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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
East Hazel Crest
1904 W. 174th Street
East Hazel Crest, IL 60429-1442
708.798.0213
www.easthazelcrest.com

Last Update: 03/14/2017
$25 East Hazel Crest Mun. Code Sec. 19-161 Village Hall, Village Clerk Yes Deed will not be recorded. Fine not less than $200 nor more than $1,000. Interest will accumulate at rate of 1% per month. In addition, a penalty of 10% of the tax and interest due shall be assessed. Buyer Final water bill and any other liens or bills must be paid. 07/01/1990 No

Request for Municipal Transfer Tax Stamp Purchase

Elgin
150 Dexter Ct.
Elgin, IL 60120-5555
847.931.5639
www.cityofelgin.org

Last Update: 10/26/2018
None Elgin Mun. Code 4.26.020 City Hall Yes Creates lien on property. 1% per month interest and penalty of 50% of tax. Fine not less than $200 and not more than $1,000. Seller See "Notes" 06/01/1995 No

A Real Estate Transfer Stamp must be obtained prior to the conveyance of any property located within Elgin city limits. Read full note

Request for Municipal Transfer Tax Stamp Purchase

Elk Grove Village
901 Wellington Ave.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-3456
847.439.3900
www.elkgrove.org/

Last Update: 03/20/2017
$3.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Elk Grove Village Code 3-2-5 Village Hall Yes. $10 1% interest and penalty of 10% of tax. Lien will be recorded. Seller Schedule final water reading 2 days before closing; bill must be paid. Copy of deed and PTAX required. No personal checks. 07/01/1988 No

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Request for Municipal Transfer Tax Stamp Purchase

Elmhurst
209 N. York St.
Elmhurst, IL 60126-2755
630.530.3117 or 630.530.3118
www.elmhurst.org

Last Update: 03/20/2017
$1.50/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Elmhurst City Code Sec. 11.01 City Clerk's Office No Deed will not be recorded. Lien will be recorded. Fine up to $500. Seller Final water bill and all sums due city must be paid. Copy of deed, PTAX, and signed sales contract required. 12/01/2004 Sump pump inspection only

The City of Elmhurst Real Estate Transfer Tax shall not apply to those transactions or transfers exempt from the tax imposed by the State of Illinois Real Estate Transfer Tax Law. Read full note

Elmwood Park
11 Conti Pkwy.
Elmwood Park, IL 60707-4597
708.452.7300
www.elmwoodpark.org

Last Update: 03/20/2017
$5.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) No less than $35 Elmwood Park Village Code 41A-1 Village Hall Yes. $35 1% per month interest and penalty of 10% of tax. Fine of not more than $500. Lien will be recorded. Fine of $200-$1,000. Seller Final water and sewer bills and other municipal debts must be paid. Copy of deed and PTAX required. No personal checks. 06/01/1995 Yes (No fee; two inspections required.)

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Evanston
2100 Ridge Ave., Rm. 1400
Evanston, IL 60201-2716
847.866.2925
www.cityofevanston.org

Last Update: 03/20/2017
$5.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) No less than $100 Evanston City Code 3-25-1 City Clerk's Office Yes. $100 10% of total bill fine, plus 1% interest monthly. Lien created. Deed will not be recorded. Fine of $200-$1,000. Seller Obtain final water reading; bill must be paid. All sums due city must be paid. Personal checks accepted when sales price is below $1 million. 04/01/1981 No

Request for Municipal Transfer Tax Stamp Purchase

Evergreen Park
9418 S. Kedzie Ave.
Evergreen Park, IL 60805-2324
708.422.1551
www.evergreenpark-ill.com

Last Update: 03/20/2017
$5.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Minimum: $100 Evergreen Park Mun. Code Ch. 11 Div. 3 Sec. 11-61 Village Hall Yes Deed will not be recorded. 1% per month interest. Lien will be recorded. Seller Obtain final water reading; water and sewer bills must be paid. No personal checks. 02/01/1996 Yes. $100

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