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Property Tax Info

The Cook County Property Tax Portal, created and maintained by the Cook County Treasurer’s Office, combines property tax information from the Cook County Assessor’s Office, the Board of Review, the Clerk’s Office, and the Treasurer’s Office into one unified site. This site will allow residents to have online access to comprehensive information about their properties such as appeal or exemption opportunities or liens, saving time and promoting efficiency for taxpayers.

Documents & Forms

Chicago Title's reference library covers real estate from A to Z. Whether you need more information on title insurance, closing and escrow, 1031 property exchanges, or to access our real estate dictionary, Chicago Title has the scoop for you.

Transfer Ordinances

Do you know what each municipality will require of you, if you decide to sell or rent your home or investment property?


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

Cook County Clerk

There are two sites available to search property records.

Please note that new security features will require you to close your browser after finishing your search session.


Also, it is highly recommended to use the Mozilla Firefox browser to access the 20/20 search site.

Exemption Forms

Property tax exemptions are savings that contribute to lowering a homeowner’s property tax bill. The most common is the Homeowner Exemption, which saves a Cook County property owner an average of $973 dollars each year. Click the link above to confirm your eligibility and apply.

 New homeowners and those that need to re-apply can do so by completing the online application.

Chicago Building Department Records

Use this site to search building permit, inspection and violation records by address.

If the Department of Buildings electronic record system contains data about the address entered above, a search will return data on associated address range(s), building attributes, building permits, building code enforcement case activity, inspections conducted by the Department of Buildings, and alleged code violations cited by the Department of Buildings.

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Questions? Get in touch with Attorney Shara Kamal.

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