Real Estate Trsf Tax

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Real Estate Transfer Tax

Anyone buying a home in Harwood Heights must pay a Real Estate Transfer Tax.  The fee is $10 per thousand - or 1% of the purchase price.  Please refer to the Real Estate Transfer Tax Requirements (below) for specific information regarding the sale of a home, the seller and buyer's responsibilities, the scheduling of inspections, and the scheduling of a final water reading.  You must bring in the original deed, which can be signed or unsigned, in order to complete this process.  (The transfer stamp must be affixed to the original deed.)

Real Estate Transfer Tax Requirements

Real Estate Transfer Declaration

Home Inspection Application

For an Exempt Real Estate Transfer, the cost is  $50.  You must provide the original deed and complete a Real Estate Transfer Declaration form (above) and a statement of grantor/grantee form.

The Village adheres to the following building codes when conducting inspections:

  • State of Illinois Plumbing Code
  • 2018 Residential Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 City of Chicago Electrical Code

For a quick list of common building violation corrections, see the list below.

Common Building Corrections List



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