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Real Estate Transfer Tax

Anyone buying a home in Harwood Heights must pay the Real Estate Transfer Tax.  Please refer to the Real Estate Transfer Tax Requirements link (below) for specific information regarding the sale of a home, scheduling of inspections, and scheduling of a final water reading.

Real Estate Transfer Tax Requirements

Real Estate Transfer Declaration

Home Inspection Application

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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