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
Wauconda
101 N. Main St.
Wauconda, IL 60084-1888
847.526.9600
www.wauconda-il.gov

Last Update: 02/14/2017
None             12/22/2006 Yes. $75

none

Waukegan
100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085-4395
847.599.2500
www.waukeganweb.net

Last Update: 02/08/2011
None Ordinance 14-0-68         Sellers, buyers, or their agents must obtain a closing letter from the City setting forth all fees and charges due the City prior to closing; all such fees and charges must be paid in full prior to closing. 06/02/2014 No

none

West Chicago
475 Main St.
West Chicago, IL 60185-2800
630.293.2200
www.westchicago.org

Last Update: 03/13/2017
None           Must obtain deed certification stamp at no cost. 12/22/2006 Yes. $0.11/sq. ft.

none

West Dundee
102 S. 2nd St.
West Dundee, IL 60118-2005
847.551.3805
www.wdundee.org

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

none

Westchester
10300 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Westchester, IL 60154-2596
708.345.0020
www.westchester-il.org

Last Update: 10/09/2013
Compliance Stamp issued upon inspection. Westchester Municipal Code 14.52 Village Hall No Fine not less than $500. Seller All outstanding debts or obligations due the village must be paid. 01/13/2011 Yes. $125

The Village of Westchester requires inspection of real estate on all transfers of ownership of real estate in the village. Read full note

Western Springs
740 Hillgrove Ave.
Western Springs, IL 60558-1478
708.246.1800
www.wsprings.com

Last Update: 03/08/2017
None           Obtain final water reading; bill must be paid. 12/22/2006 No

none

Wheaton
303 W. Wesley St. P.O. Box 727
Wheaton, IL 60187-0727
630.260.2027
www.wheaton.il.us

Last Update: 02/15/2017
$2.50/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Wheaton Municipal Code Sec. 66-181 City Hall Yes. $25 1% per month interest and penalty of 50% of tax. Recorded lien on property. Fine of $20-$750. Buyer Transfer certificate must be submitted to Director of Finance 7 days before transfer. Final water bill must be paid. PTAX required. 07/01/1988 No

Read More

Request for Municipal Transfer Tax Stamp Purchase

Wheeling
255 W. Dundee Rd.
Wheeling, IL 60090-2676
847.459.2600
www.vi.wheeling.il.us

Last Update: 02/15/2017
None Wheeling Municipal Code Section 15.38 Village Hall or www.vi.wheeling.il.us No     Transfer Certificate must be submitted to Director of Finance at least seven days before transfer of property. Water, sewer, and garbage bills must be paid. 08/01/2005 No

The Village Board of the Village of Wheeling recently passed an ordinance requiring all persons selling or transferring real estate in the Village to obtain a Real Estate Transfer Certificate.... Read full note

Willowbrook
7760 Quincy St.
Willowbrook, IL 60527-5594
630.323.8215
www.willowbrookil.org

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

none

Wilmette
1200 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091-2793
847.251.2700
www.wilmette.com

Last Update: 03/14/2017
$3.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Wilmette Mun. code Sec.9-15 Village Hall Yes 1% per month interest and penalty of 10% of tax. Fine of $200-$750. Recorded lien. Buyer Final water bill and other invoices must be paid. 09/01/1988 No

Request for Municipal Transfer Tax Stamp Purchase

Winfield
27W465 Jewell Rd.
Winfield, IL 60190-1293
630.933.7100
www.villageofwinfield.com

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

none

Winnetka
510 Green Bay Rd.
Winnetka, IL 60093-2563
847.501.6000
www.villageofwinnetka.org

Last Update: 03/08/2017
None           Obtain final water reading. Water and electric bills must be paid. 12/22/2006 No

none

Winthrop Harbor
830 Sheridan Rd.
Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096-1699
847.872.3846
www.winthropharbor.com

Last Update: 02/08/2011
None           Final water bill must be paid. 12/22/2006  

none

Woodridge
5 Plaza Dr.
Woodridge, IL 60517-5014
630.852.7000
www.vil.woodridge.il.us

Last Update: 02/14/2017
$2.50/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Woodridge Ord. 80-10 Village Hall (or ATG Chicago Loop office – form in Notes) Yes. $25 Recorded lien on property. $100 fine every month until payment is made. 1% per month interest and penalty of 10% tax. Seller Final water bill must be paid. All municipal debts must be paid. Deed and PTAX required. 04/07/1980 No

Request for Municipal Transfer Tax Stamp Purchase

Woodstock
121 W. Calhoun St.
Woodstock, IL 60098-3218
815.338.4300
www.woodstock-il.com

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

none

Worth
7112 W. 111th St.
Worth, IL 60482-1878
708.448.1181
www.villageofworth.com

Last Update: 02/08/2011
None           Certificate of payment for water and sewer required ($20 fee). 12/22/2006 No

none

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
Wauconda
101 N. Main St.
Wauconda, IL 60084-1888
847.526.9600
www.wauconda-il.gov

Last Update: 02/14/2017
None             12/22/2006 Yes. $75

none

Waukegan
100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085-4395
847.599.2500
www.waukeganweb.net

Last Update: 02/08/2011
None Ordinance 14-0-68         Sellers, buyers, or their agents must obtain a closing letter from the City setting forth all fees and charges due the City prior to closing; all such fees and charges must be paid in full prior to closing. 06/02/2014 No

none

West Chicago
475 Main St.
West Chicago, IL 60185-2800
630.293.2200
www.westchicago.org

Last Update: 03/13/2017
None           Must obtain deed certification stamp at no cost. 12/22/2006 Yes. $0.11/sq. ft.

none

West Dundee
102 S. 2nd St.
West Dundee, IL 60118-2005
847.551.3805
www.wdundee.org

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

none

Westchester
10300 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Westchester, IL 60154-2596
708.345.0020
www.westchester-il.org

Last Update: 10/09/2013
Compliance Stamp issued upon inspection. Westchester Municipal Code 14.52 Village Hall No Fine not less than $500. Seller All outstanding debts or obligations due the village must be paid. 01/13/2011 Yes. $125

The Village of Westchester requires inspection of real estate on all transfers of ownership of real estate in the village. Read full note

Western Springs
740 Hillgrove Ave.
Western Springs, IL 60558-1478
708.246.1800
www.wsprings.com

Last Update: 03/08/2017
None           Obtain final water reading; bill must be paid. 12/22/2006 No

none

Wheaton
303 W. Wesley St. P.O. Box 727
Wheaton, IL 60187-0727
630.260.2027
www.wheaton.il.us

Last Update: 02/15/2017
$2.50/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Wheaton Municipal Code Sec. 66-181 City Hall Yes. $25 1% per month interest and penalty of 50% of tax. Recorded lien on property. Fine of $20-$750. Buyer Transfer certificate must be submitted to Director of Finance 7 days before transfer. Final water bill must be paid. PTAX required. 07/01/1988 No

Read More

Request for Municipal Transfer Tax Stamp Purchase

Wheeling
255 W. Dundee Rd.
Wheeling, IL 60090-2676
847.459.2600
www.vi.wheeling.il.us

Last Update: 02/15/2017
None Wheeling Municipal Code Section 15.38 Village Hall or www.vi.wheeling.il.us No     Transfer Certificate must be submitted to Director of Finance at least seven days before transfer of property. Water, sewer, and garbage bills must be paid. 08/01/2005 No

The Village Board of the Village of Wheeling recently passed an ordinance requiring all persons selling or transferring real estate in the Village to obtain a Real Estate Transfer Certificate.... Read full note

Willowbrook
7760 Quincy St.
Willowbrook, IL 60527-5594
630.323.8215
www.willowbrookil.org

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

none

Wilmette
1200 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091-2793
847.251.2700
www.wilmette.com

Last Update: 03/14/2017
$3.00/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Wilmette Mun. code Sec.9-15 Village Hall Yes 1% per month interest and penalty of 10% of tax. Fine of $200-$750. Recorded lien. Buyer Final water bill and other invoices must be paid. 09/01/1988 No

Request for Municipal Transfer Tax Stamp Purchase

Winfield
27W465 Jewell Rd.
Winfield, IL 60190-1293
630.933.7100
www.villageofwinfield.com

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

none

Winnetka
510 Green Bay Rd.
Winnetka, IL 60093-2563
847.501.6000
www.villageofwinnetka.org

Last Update: 03/08/2017
None           Obtain final water reading. Water and electric bills must be paid. 12/22/2006 No

none

Winthrop Harbor
830 Sheridan Rd.
Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096-1699
847.872.3846
www.winthropharbor.com

Last Update: 02/08/2011
None           Final water bill must be paid. 12/22/2006  

none

Woodridge
5 Plaza Dr.
Woodridge, IL 60517-5014
630.852.7000
www.vil.woodridge.il.us

Last Update: 02/14/2017
$2.50/$1,000 (round to nearest $1,000) Woodridge Ord. 80-10 Village Hall (or ATG Chicago Loop office – form in Notes) Yes. $25 Recorded lien on property. $100 fine every month until payment is made. 1% per month interest and penalty of 10% tax. Seller Final water bill must be paid. All municipal debts must be paid. Deed and PTAX required. 04/07/1980 No

Request for Municipal Transfer Tax Stamp Purchase

Woodstock
121 W. Calhoun St.
Woodstock, IL 60098-3218
815.338.4300
www.woodstock-il.com

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

none

Worth
7112 W. 111th St.
Worth, IL 60482-1878
708.448.1181
www.villageofworth.com

Last Update: 02/08/2011
None           Certificate of payment for water and sewer required ($20 fee). 12/22/2006 No

none