Illinois - Cook County Deceased Joint Tenant Affidavit Form
All Cook County specific forms listed below are included in your immediate download:
Joint Tenant Affidavit Form - Cook County
Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 10/11/2018
Joint Tenant Affidavit Form Guide - Cook County
Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 11/6/2018
Completed Example of the Joint Tenant Affidavit Form - Cook County
Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 11/12/2018
City of Chicago Transfer Tax Declaration
This form is required even if the conveyance is exempt from transfer tax. The separate booklet of instructions can be downloaded as well.
Cook County Real Estate Transfer Declaration
This declaration form must be filed when transferring real estate in Cook County. Exemptions are listed on page 2 of this document.
Illinois Transfer Tax Declaration
This is a required form, unless an exemption is claimed. It includes a list of exemptions and line by line instructions.
Transfer Tax Rates
Rates and who is responsible for payment vary by community in Cook County.
This affidavit is required when recording a deed in Cook County.
This form is required for residential property in Cook County.
Plat Act Affidavit
This form is required with every deed submitted for recording.
This checklist from the county recording office lists standards, requirements, and supplements for recording a conveyance in Cook County.
Cook County Homestead Exemptions
Your primary residence may qualify for a homestead exemption on your property taxes.
The supplemental forms in this section can be used as loose certificates by Illinois notaries.
*Illinois and Cook County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- How long does it take to get my
- Forms are available
immediately after submitting
- What are supplemental forms?
- Often when a deed is recorded additional documents are required by the state or local jurisdiction. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet.
Supplemental forms are provided
for free with your order where
- How do I get my forms, are they
- After you submit payment you
will see a page listing the
forms you ordered with a
download link to the pdf form
file. You download the forms to
your computer. You will also
receive an email with a link to
your download page in case you
need it later.
- What type of files are the
- All of our forms are PDFs.
You will need to have or get
Adobe Reader to use our forms.
Adobe Reader is free software
that most computers already have
- Can the forms be re-used?
- Yes. You can re-use the
forms for your personal use. For
example, if you have more than
one property in a given county
that you need to transfer you
would only need to order our
forms once for all of your
properties in that county.
- Are these forms guaranteed to be
recordable in Cook County ?
- Yes. Our form blanks are
guaranteed to meet or exceed
all formatting requirements set
forth by Cook County including
margin requirements, content
requirements, font and font size
- Do I have to enter all
of my property information online?
- No. The blank forms are
downloaded to your computer and
you fill them out there, at your
- Can I save the completed
form, email it to someone?
- Yes, you can save your deed
form at any point with your
information in it. The forms can
also be emailed, blank or
complete, as attachments.
- Do I need any special
software to use these forms?
- You will need to have Adobe
Reader installed on your
computer to use our forms. Adobe
Reader is free software that
most computers already have
- Are there any recurring
- No. Nothing to cancel, no
memberships, no recurring fees.
Areas covered by these Deceased Joint Tenant Affidavit Forms:
- Arlington Heights
- Bedford Park
- Blue Island
- Calumet City
- Chicago Heights
- Chicago Ridge
- Country Club Hills
- Des Plaines
- Elk Grove Village
- Elmwood Park
- Evergreen Park
- Forest Park
- Franklin Park
- Hanover Park
- Harwood Heights
- Hazel Crest
- Hickory Hills
- Hoffman Estates
- La Grange
- La Grange Park
- Melrose Park
- Morton Grove
- Mount Prospect
- Oak Forest
- Oak Lawn
- Oak Park
- Olympia Fields
- Orland Park
- Palos Heights
- Palos Hills
- Palos Park
- Park Forest
- Park Ridge
- Prospect Heights
- Richton Park
- River Forest
- River Grove
- Rolling Meadows
- Schiller Park
- South Holland
- Stone Park
- Summit Argo
- Tinley Park
- Western Springs
- Willow Springs
What is the Illinois Deceased Joint Tenant Affidavit?
Complete this affidavit and submit it, along with a certified copy of the decedent's death certificate (required) and last will and testament (if available), to the county office responsible for maintaining land records. Once recorded, it serves as public notice of the change in property ownership.
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