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Illinois - Cook County Executor Deed Form

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


Cook County Executor Deed Guide Page 1

Executor Deed Guide - Cook County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 1/14/2021


Cook County Executor Deed Guide Page 1

Executor Deed Guide - Cook County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 1/7/2021


Cook County Completed Example of the Executor Deed Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Executor Deed Document - Cook County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 1/18/2021


*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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Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How long does it take to get my forms?
    • Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.
  • 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 available.
  • How do I get my forms, are they emailed?
    • 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 forms?
    • 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 installed.
  • 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 requirements.
  • 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 convenience.
  • 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?
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  • Are there any recurring fees involved?
    • No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Areas covered by these Executor 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 Executor Deed?

Find the laws governing the probate administration of real estate at 755 ILCS 5/20.

The executor of an estate is a person named in the decedent's will to manage the distribution of the estate's assets.

An executor's deed is a special document used by the executor of a decedent's estate to transfer real property out of that estate. This document must meet the same form and content standards as so-called "regular" warranty or quitclaim deeds, and incorporate additional information related to the specific transaction. The details may vary based on the situation, but typically include facts about the decedent and the nature of the probate case. (765 ILCS 5/12)

Depending on the case, the executor might include documents such as letters from the probate court or a certified copy of the death certificate when recording the deed. Consult with the court officer or attorney supervising the distribution to confirm which, if any, supporting documentation might be required. After the deed is executed (signed in front of a notary), confirm it with the court if necessary, then file it in the public records for the Illinois county where the property is located.

This information applies to many, but not all, situations. Contact an attorney or the probate court officer responsible for the case with specific questions.

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