Quit Claim Deed - Cook County Illinois
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Quit Claim Deed - Cook County Illinois

Information pertaining to a Quitclaim Deed in Cook County, Illinois


Required Information on a Quitclaim Deed Form



All property related documents must contain a Property Identification Number (PIN), a complete legal description (available from the County Clerk's office or prior documents on that parcel) and a commonly known address for the property. The grantee's name must appear on the face of all Quitclaim Deeds and a return mail address must appear on the face of the Quitclaim Deed document.

Also, Quitclaim Deeds affecting title must have a preparer's name, a Real Estate Tax Declaration form (municipal, county, state where applicable) or exemption forms


When will my original Quitclaim Deed Document be returned to me?


Original Quitclaim Deeds walked in and recorded at any of their offices are returned immediately to the customer. A copy of the original recording is kept by CCRD until all the information on the Cook County Quitclaim Deed is indexed. Quitclaim Deeds recorded by the title companies are returned to the respective title company. It is the responsibility of the title company to return the original recorded Quitclaim Deed to the customer. All Quitclaim Deeds mailed to CCRD for recording require a 2.25 cent mail return fee. Original recorded Quitclaim Deed forms mailed to us should be received by the customer via return mail within 20 business days from when they are received at CCRD.


Basic Fees for a Cook County Quitclaim Deed


STANDARD DOCUMENTS

(Standardization Non-Compliance Fee is double Recording Fee)
For Recording any Quitclaim Deed (first two pages)………….……….…………..……..………$38.00

• This fee includes a $15.00 Geographic Info. System fee and a $3.00 Document Storage fee.
Each Additional Page(s)………………………………………………………………..…………$2.00

Rental Housing Support Program surcharge (RHSP) Fee…………...……....…..…….…$10.00
• This fee is a State of Illinois Housing Support mandatory fee for real estate documents only.

Each additional tract, parcel, lot, subdivision or addition………….…………….….……..$2.00

Grantor/Grantee Affidavit…………………………..………..……………………………...…….$2.00

Recording of Plats of subdivision, vacation or annexation…………..…………………$118.00

Each tract, parcel, or lot contained therein (for Plats)……………….…..……..….….…....$2.00
(Source: 55 ILCS 5/4-12002)





Mailing a Quit Claim Deed


You can mail in an original Quitclaim Deed for recording. Be sure to include in your mailing a short note requesting the recording that includes a return mail address, a check in the exact amount of the recording fee and mail these to:


Cook County Recorder of Deeds

Recording Division

118 N. Clark Street, Room 120

Chicago, Illinois 60602


Where can I get a Quitclaim Deed Form?

You can purchase a form at certain specialty stationary stores, or you can find the correct form at www.theeasyforms.com















General Questions Regarding your Quitclaim Deed

Please Call 312-603-5050 if you have general information questions (such as which is my deed, how can I look up a property, etc.). At the end of the message a live operator will assist you. Remember the Cook County Recorder’s Office cannot give Legal Advice!


Cook County has six office locations

Downtown Chicago Court Building

118 N. Clark Street

Room 120

Chicago, Illinois 60602

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F

Phone: (312) 603-5050

Fax: (312) 603-5063



Bridgeview Court Building

10220 S. 76th Avenue

Room 238

Bridgeview, Illinois 60455

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

Phone: (708) 974-6397

Fax: (708) 974-6399




Markham Court Building

16501 S. Kedzie

Room 238C

Markham, Illinois 60426

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

Phone: (708) 210-4448

Fax: (708) 210-4368



Skokie Court Building

5600 Old Orchard Road

Room 155

Skokie, Illinois 60077

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

Phone: (847) 470-5103

Fax: (847) 470-5187



Rolling Meadows Court Building

2121 Euclid Avenue

Room 238

Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008


Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

Phone: (847) 818-2070

Fax: (847) 818-2074



Maybrook Court Building

1500 S. Maybrook Drive

Basement Room 061

Maywood, Illinois 60153


Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F


Phone: (708) 865-4753

Fax: (708) 865-4732



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