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.
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.