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Illinois - Cook County Easement Deed Form

All Cook County specific forms listed below are included in your immediate download:


Cook County Easement Deed Form Page 1

Easement Deed Form - Cook County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 5/1/2020


Cook County Easement Deed Guide Page 1

Easement Deed Guide - Cook County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 5/28/2020


Cook County Completed Example of the Easement Deed Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Easement Deed Document - Cook County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 5/5/2020


Cook County Illinois Easement Description Guide Page

Illinois Easement Description Guide - Cook County

A Description of the Easement will be required. This will show how to write an acceptable description for a Right of Way Easement, which gives access, to and from - point A to point B.
Included document last updated 5/21/2020


*The Following Illinois and Cook County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.


City of Chicago Transfer Tax Declaration

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

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

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

Transfer Tax Rates

Rates and who is responsible for payment vary by community in Cook County.


Grantor/Grantee Affidavit

Grantor/Grantee Affidavit

This affidavit is required when recording a deed in Cook County.


Notarial Record

Notarial Record

This form is required for residential property in Cook County.


Plat Act Affidavit

Plat Act Affidavit

This form is required with every deed submitted for recording.


Supplementals Checklist

Supplementals Checklist

This checklist from the county recording office lists standards, requirements, and supplements for recording a conveyance in Cook County.


Cook County Homestead Exemptions

Cook County Homestead Exemptions

Your primary residence may qualify for a homestead exemption on your property taxes.


Notary Certificates

Notary Certificates

The supplemental forms in this section can be used as loose certificates by Illinois notaries.


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Areas covered by these Easement Deed Forms:

  • Cook County

Including:

  • Alsip
  • Arlington Heights
  • Bedford Park
  • Bellwood
  • Berkeley
  • Berwyn
  • Blue Island
  • Bridgeview
  • Broadview
  • Brookfield
  • Burbank
  • Calumet City
  • Chicago
  • Chicago Heights
  • Chicago Ridge
  • Cicero
  • Country Club Hills
  • Des Plaines
  • Dolton
  • Elk Grove Village
  • Elmwood Park
  • Evanston
  • Evergreen Park
  • Flossmoor
  • Forest Park
  • Franklin Park
  • Glencoe
  • Glenview
  • Glenwood
  • Golf
  • Hanover Park
  • Harvey
  • Harwood Heights
  • Hazel Crest
  • Hickory Hills
  • Hillside
  • Hines
  • Hoffman Estates
  • Hometown
  • Homewood
  • Justice
  • Kenilworth
  • La Grange
  • La Grange Park
  • Lansing
  • Lemont
  • Lincolnwood
  • Lyons
  • Markham
  • Matteson
  • Maywood
  • Melrose Park
  • Midlothian
  • Morton Grove
  • Mount Prospect
  • Niles
  • Northbrook
  • Oak Forest
  • Oak Lawn
  • Oak Park
  • Olympia Fields
  • Orland Park
  • Palatine
  • Palos Heights
  • Palos Hills
  • Palos Park
  • Park Forest
  • Park Ridge
  • Posen
  • Prospect Heights
  • Richton Park
  • River Forest
  • River Grove
  • Riverdale
  • Riverside
  • Robbins
  • Rolling Meadows
  • Schaumburg
  • Schiller Park
  • Skokie
  • South Holland
  • Steger
  • Stone Park
  • Streamwood
  • Summit Argo
  • Techny
  • Thornton
  • Tinley Park
  • Westchester
  • Western Springs
  • Wheeling
  • Willow Springs
  • Wilmette
  • Winnetka
  • Worth

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What is the Illinois Easement Deed?

An easement is the right to use the land of another for a specific purpose. An easement can exist in any portion of the real estate and can be made by agreement at any time, created by the seller when property is conveyed, or by operation of law. The creation of an easement always involves two separate parties, one of whom is the owner of the land over which the easement runs. Easements can be broken down into two categories: easements appurtenant and easements in gross.

An easement is recorded just like any other property interest in Illinois. This means that an easement deed should be signed and acknowledged by the grantor. If acknowledged in Illinois, acknowledgments can be made before a notary public, United States commissioner, county clerk, or any court, judge, clerk, or deputy clerk of such court. If acknowledgments are taken before a notary public or United States commissioner, the acknowledgment should be attested by his or her official seal. Acknowledgements taken before a judge or clerk of court should be attested by the seal of such court (765 ILCS 5/20). Easement deeds acknowledged outside of Illinois must still comply with the Illinois recording requirements and can be acknowledged before any of the officers listed in 765, 5/20 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes.

Easement deeds can be recorded in the county where the property is located (765 ILCS 5/28). All easement deeds that are authorized to be recorded will take effect and be in force from and after the time the deed is filed for record with the county recorder, and not before, as to all creditors and subsequent purchasers without notice. All such deeds will be void as to all such creditors and subsequent purchasers without notice until they are filed for record (765 ILCS 5/30).

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