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
Manteno
269 N. Main St.
Manteno, IL 60950-1245
815.929.4800
www.manteno.govoffice.com

Last Update: 03/13/2017
None     No     Two inspections required: (1) Fire Department must complete a carbon monoxide inspection; (2) The Village must complete a sidewalk inspection. Each has no cost. 12/22/2006 Yes

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Markham
16313 Kedzie Ave.
Markham, IL 60428-5598
708.331.4905
www.cityofmarkham.net

Last Update: 02/08/2011
$50 Compliance Stamp Markham Ord. 06-0-1857     Penalty of less than $100 per day of non-compliance. Seller Obtain final water reading; bill must be paid. Inspection compliance stamp required. Deed will not be recorded without stamp. 12/22/2006 Yes. $125

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Matteson
4900 Village Commons
Matteson, IL 60443-2666
708.283.4900
www.vilageofmatteson.org

Last Update: 03/13/2017
None           Obtain final water reading; all sums due village must be paid. 12/22/2006 Yes - $75. Once completed, a certificate of occupancy is issued.

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Maywood
40 Madison St.
Maywood, IL 60153-2323
708.450.4405
www.maywood-il.org

Last Update: 02/08/2011
$4.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Maywood Ord. Co-89-9 Village Hall Yes 1.5% per month interest and penalty of 10% of tax. Possible fine of $200-$1,000. Seller Final water bill must be paid. Original deed, PTAX, and transfer tax declaration form required. Certificate of Compliance must be obtained. No personal checks. 06/15/1991 Yes. $90

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McCook
5000 Glencoe Ave
McCook, IL 60525-7801
708.447.9030
www.villageofmccook.org

Last Update: 03/08/2017
$5.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) No less than $100 Village Code Article IV, Sec. 74-81 Village Hall Yes Fine of not less than $200 nor more than $1,000. 1% per month interest. Lien recorded. Seller Final water bill must be paid. Real estate transfer tax form required. Original deed required. 06/12/1980 Yes. $20

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Melrose Park
1000 N. 25th Ave.
Melrose Park, IL 60160-3088
708.343.4000
www.melrosepark.org

Last Update: 06/08/2017
None     Yes   Seller Final water bill and all sums due village must be paid. Original deed and plat of survey required. All deeds, including exempt deeds, require a transfer stamp (unincorporated Leyden Township is exempt - contact the Village of Melrose for confirmation of the property's location). 12/22/2006 Yes, $150

Some properties with Melrose Park addresses are located in unincorporated areas and are subject to the Exempt Zoning Certificate in Leyden Township.

Mettawa
1000 Allanson Rd.
Mundelein, IL 60060-3804
847.949.4015
www.mettawa.org

Last Update: 03/08/2017
$5.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Village Code Section 19.201 Village Hall, Village Clerk's Office Yes 1% per month interest and penalty of 10% of tax. Lien in amount of tax. Penalty of $200-$1,000. Buyer Final water bill must be paid. Personal checks will not be accepted. 05/08/1996 No

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Midlothian
14801 Pulaski Rd.
Midlothian, IL 60445-3499
708.385.8642
www.villageofmidlothian.net

Last Update: 08/12/2014
None Midlothian Ord. 1643 Village Hall, Village Clerk’s Office Yes Fine of $100-$500   See "Notes" 06/01/2007 No

The Village of Midlothian requires that when real estate is transferred or sold within the Village, a property transfer stamp must be obtained by the property owner or agent. Read full note

Mokena
11004 Carpenter St.
Mokena, IL 60448-1595
708.479.3900
www.mokena.org

Last Update: 02/08/2011
None           Obtain final water reading. 12/22/2006  

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Monee
5130 W. Court Street
Monee, IL 60449-8006
708.534.8301
www.villageofmonee.org

Last Update: 11/18/2014
None           All liens must be paid. 12/22/2006 No

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Morton Grove
6101 Capulina Ave.
Morton Grove, IL 60053-2985
847.965.4100
www.mortongroveil.org

Last Update: 12/06/2017
$3.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Village Code 1-10B-2 Village Hall Yes. $25 1% per month interest and penalty of 50% of tax. Possible fine of $200-$500. Recorded lien on property. Seller Final water and sewer bills must be paid. Copy of PTAX and sales contract required. No personal checks. 02/01/1988 No

Request for Municipal Transfer Tax Stamp Purchase

Mount Prospect
50 S. Emerson St.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056-3266
847.392.6000
www.mountprospect.org

Last Update: 03/20/2017
$3.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Mount Prospect Village Code 8.801 Village Hall (or downtown office) Yes. $15 Deed will not be recorded. Action by village to collect interest and penalties. Lien will be recorded. Buyer Obtain final water reading; all sums due village must be paid. Copy of PTAX required. 05/01/1990 No

The Village of Mount Prospect Finance Department will not issue a Real Estate Transfer Tax Stamp for any property that has an unresolved Compliance Order or Notice of Violation. Since a transfer stamp will not be issued under any circumstances where violations are outstanding, the stamps must be purchased prior to the closing.

Mundelein
440 E. Hawley St.
Mundelein, IL 60060-2400
847.949.3200
www.mundelein.org

Last Update: 02/08/2011
None           Obtain final water reading. 12/22/2006  

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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
Manteno
269 N. Main St.
Manteno, IL 60950-1245
815.929.4800
www.manteno.govoffice.com

Last Update: 03/13/2017
None     No     Two inspections required: (1) Fire Department must complete a carbon monoxide inspection; (2) The Village must complete a sidewalk inspection. Each has no cost. 12/22/2006 Yes

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Markham
16313 Kedzie Ave.
Markham, IL 60428-5598
708.331.4905
www.cityofmarkham.net

Last Update: 02/08/2011
$50 Compliance Stamp Markham Ord. 06-0-1857     Penalty of less than $100 per day of non-compliance. Seller Obtain final water reading; bill must be paid. Inspection compliance stamp required. Deed will not be recorded without stamp. 12/22/2006 Yes. $125

none

Matteson
4900 Village Commons
Matteson, IL 60443-2666
708.283.4900
www.vilageofmatteson.org

Last Update: 03/13/2017
None           Obtain final water reading; all sums due village must be paid. 12/22/2006 Yes - $75. Once completed, a certificate of occupancy is issued.

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Maywood
40 Madison St.
Maywood, IL 60153-2323
708.450.4405
www.maywood-il.org

Last Update: 02/08/2011
$4.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Maywood Ord. Co-89-9 Village Hall Yes 1.5% per month interest and penalty of 10% of tax. Possible fine of $200-$1,000. Seller Final water bill must be paid. Original deed, PTAX, and transfer tax declaration form required. Certificate of Compliance must be obtained. No personal checks. 06/15/1991 Yes. $90

none

McCook
5000 Glencoe Ave
McCook, IL 60525-7801
708.447.9030
www.villageofmccook.org

Last Update: 03/08/2017
$5.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) No less than $100 Village Code Article IV, Sec. 74-81 Village Hall Yes Fine of not less than $200 nor more than $1,000. 1% per month interest. Lien recorded. Seller Final water bill must be paid. Real estate transfer tax form required. Original deed required. 06/12/1980 Yes. $20

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Melrose Park
1000 N. 25th Ave.
Melrose Park, IL 60160-3088
708.343.4000
www.melrosepark.org

Last Update: 06/08/2017
None     Yes   Seller Final water bill and all sums due village must be paid. Original deed and plat of survey required. All deeds, including exempt deeds, require a transfer stamp (unincorporated Leyden Township is exempt - contact the Village of Melrose for confirmation of the property's location). 12/22/2006 Yes, $150

Some properties with Melrose Park addresses are located in unincorporated areas and are subject to the Exempt Zoning Certificate in Leyden Township.

Mettawa
1000 Allanson Rd.
Mundelein, IL 60060-3804
847.949.4015
www.mettawa.org

Last Update: 03/08/2017
$5.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Village Code Section 19.201 Village Hall, Village Clerk's Office Yes 1% per month interest and penalty of 10% of tax. Lien in amount of tax. Penalty of $200-$1,000. Buyer Final water bill must be paid. Personal checks will not be accepted. 05/08/1996 No

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Midlothian
14801 Pulaski Rd.
Midlothian, IL 60445-3499
708.385.8642
www.villageofmidlothian.net

Last Update: 08/12/2014
None Midlothian Ord. 1643 Village Hall, Village Clerk’s Office Yes Fine of $100-$500   See "Notes" 06/01/2007 No

The Village of Midlothian requires that when real estate is transferred or sold within the Village, a property transfer stamp must be obtained by the property owner or agent. Read full note

Mokena
11004 Carpenter St.
Mokena, IL 60448-1595
708.479.3900
www.mokena.org

Last Update: 02/08/2011
None           Obtain final water reading. 12/22/2006  

none

Monee
5130 W. Court Street
Monee, IL 60449-8006
708.534.8301
www.villageofmonee.org

Last Update: 11/18/2014
None           All liens must be paid. 12/22/2006 No

None

Morton Grove
6101 Capulina Ave.
Morton Grove, IL 60053-2985
847.965.4100
www.mortongroveil.org

Last Update: 12/06/2017
$3.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Village Code 1-10B-2 Village Hall Yes. $25 1% per month interest and penalty of 50% of tax. Possible fine of $200-$500. Recorded lien on property. Seller Final water and sewer bills must be paid. Copy of PTAX and sales contract required. No personal checks. 02/01/1988 No

Request for Municipal Transfer Tax Stamp Purchase

Mount Prospect
50 S. Emerson St.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056-3266
847.392.6000
www.mountprospect.org

Last Update: 03/20/2017
$3.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Mount Prospect Village Code 8.801 Village Hall (or downtown office) Yes. $15 Deed will not be recorded. Action by village to collect interest and penalties. Lien will be recorded. Buyer Obtain final water reading; all sums due village must be paid. Copy of PTAX required. 05/01/1990 No

The Village of Mount Prospect Finance Department will not issue a Real Estate Transfer Tax Stamp for any property that has an unresolved Compliance Order or Notice of Violation. Since a transfer stamp will not be issued under any circumstances where violations are outstanding, the stamps must be purchased prior to the closing.

Mundelein
440 E. Hawley St.
Mundelein, IL 60060-2400
847.949.3200
www.mundelein.org

Last Update: 02/08/2011
None           Obtain final water reading. 12/22/2006  

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