FinCEN Renews and Expands Title Insurance Geographic Targeting Order through April 2024

Effective Date: 
Sunday, October 22, 2023 - 12:00am to Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 12:00am

Real Estate Transactions in Cook County, Illinois

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) renewed and expanded its Geographic Targeting Orders (GTO) requiring title insurance companies to identify the natural persons behind shell companies used in non-financed purchases of residential real estate. The renewal continues to include Cook County among the counties and metropolitan areas in the renewed GTO.

See the FinCen GTO notice, October 22, 2023, for more information. If you have any questions, please contact the FinCEN Resource Center at

Where required, please continue to complete Advocus Form 4246: Geographic Targeting Order Information Collection Form and send to As always, we thank you for your continued support. 

Posted on: Mon, 10/30/2023 - 11:22am