Search Services

Chicago Area (Cook and Surrounding Counties)

Our Chicago Search Department provides quality searches at competitive prices for properties in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties:

  • chain of title with copies of applicable documents;
  • real estate tax searches;
  • special assessments; and
  • judgment and lien searches.

Our experienced staff and centralized location enhance our high-quality service to ATG member agents:

  • internal technology to expedite incoming search orders;
  • capacity to e-mail search packages to member agents;
  • Cook County microfilm (1984 forward); and
  • ATG staff attorneys to answer questions about Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will County searches.

Accommodation Service Fees
(Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties; payment due at time of service)

Service Fee: ATG Members Fee: All Others
Accommodation Recording
Plus applicable county charges.
$25 $50
Water Certificate $125
$50 DOW*
$75 ATG
$200
$50 DOW*
$150 ATG
Full Payment Water Certificate for Exempt Property $75 $150
Zoning Certificate $180
$120 DOR
$60 ATG
$240
$120 DOR
$120 ATG
Unincorporated Zoning $160
$100 CCC**
$60 ATG
$200
$100 CCC**
$100 ATG
Contact us if you have any questions.
*DOW = Department of Water; †DOR = Department of Revenue; **CCC = Cook County Collector

Title Searches (ATG Members Only)

ATG Members/Staff: When issuing an ATG policy, you must acquire the title search from an approved search provider (see ATG Regulation 3: Title Search Requirements):

Chicago Area (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties)
ATG staff provides searches for property located in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties. Order your title searches for these counties with Paperless Closer (login required).

Downstate Illinois (All Other Counties)
ATG staff provides searches for property located in Bond, Champaign, Clinton, Coles, Dewitt, Douglas, Ford, Madison, Monroe, Piatt, Randolph, St. Clair, and Vermilion counties. See Order a Title Search to place an order or do by-county searches for approved providers for all Illinois counties.

Wisconsin
Find an approved search provider by typing the Wisconsin county name in the field on our Order a Title Search page.

[Last update: 6-14-17]