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


Cook County Trustee Deed Form Page 1

Trustee Deed Form - Cook County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 11/4/2020


Cook County Trustee Deed Guide Page 1

Trustee Deed Guide - Cook County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 12/22/2020


Cook County Completed Example of the Trustee Deed Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Trustee Deed Document - Cook County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 12/23/2020


*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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Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How long does it take to get my forms?
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  • 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.
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  • 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?
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  • Are there any recurring fees involved?
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Areas covered by these Trustee 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 Trustee Deed?

In Illinois, a trustee's deed is used to transfer real property out of a trust. The deed is named for the person executing it -- the trustee. According to Black's Law Dictionary, 8th ed., a trustee is someone who, having legal title to property, holds it in trust for the benefit of another and owes a fiduciary duty to that beneficiary. A fiduciary is someone who must exercise a high standard of care in managing another's money or property.

The trustee's deed establishes basic information about the trust, such as the name and date of the trust document. The trustee serves as the grantor in the deed, and transfers the title into the grantee's name. As with all other conveyances of real property, the deed requires a legal description of the property being conveyed, as well as a Property Identification Number (PIN) and commonly known address. For a valid transfer, the trustee must sign the deed in the presence of a notary, who confirms (notarizes) the signature.

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