When a property is sold in Chicago Heights, the seller is responsible for paying the Real Estate Transfer Tax.
Before the tax is paid, an appointment must be made with the Building Code Enforcement Department (708-756-5328) and the Water Billing Department (708-756-5344) for a final inspection and a final water meter reading.
Transfer tax payments are made in the City Clerk’s Office, and must be accompanied with a copy of the new deed to be recorded and a completed transfer tax application.
The real estate transfer tax is based on four dollars ($4.00) for every one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) of sale price as stated on the transfer tax application.
Acceptable forms of payment are:
Debit Card, Credit Card, i.e., Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express
Cashier's Check, Certified Check, or Business Check, such as an attorney or title.
NO personal checks accepted.
See “Application & Instructions” link below for further details.