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Glendale Heights Real Estate Transfer Stamps

The Village of Glendale Heights requires the purchase of a Real Estate Transfer tax stamp whenever real estate is sold or transferred in the Village. The cost of Transfer Stamp is $3.00 per $1,000.00 of selling price.

REQUIRED PRIOR TO SALE OF STAMP:

An inspection from the Village of Glendale Heights must be completed and any obligations paid before the stamp can be sold. The Community Development Department requires a recent (less than 1 year old) Plat of survey. A Real Estate Transfer Certificate of Compliance Application must be completed and submitted no less than 21 days prior to transfer of property. Please contact the Community Development Department with further questions at 630.260.6030.

A final water reading must be done before a stamp can be issued. Please read the inside Water Meter no sooner than two days before your closing. Call meter reading into the Water Billing Division at 630.260.6010, provide forwarding address of seller and name of new buyer. (Water Billing will call you back to provide you the final amount due.)

Forms of payment accepted for the final water payments or Transfer Stamp fee by the Village of Glendale Heights: Cash, Cashier's Check, Money Order, Certified Check, Attorney, Title Company Checks, or Credit Card (Visa, Master Card, and Discover). Personal checks are not accepted.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Glendale Heights Village Declaration form, must be filled out completely, signed by at least one of the sellers or grantors, purchasers, or grantees or by their attorneys or agents representing them. This form must be presented at the time of purchase of the Real Estate Transfer Stamp, as required by the Glendale Heights Real Estate Transfer Tax Ordinance. Documents submitted with the Declaration form shall be:
  2. COPY of the Deed, which will be signed at the closing should reflect the date of transaction, the names of grantor and grantee, a legal description of the property and the PIN: Property Parcel ID Number.
  3. COPY of the State of Illinois Real Estate Transfer Declaration (P-Tax 203) form. These papers can be faxed to the Administrative Services Department at 630.260.9548.

TRANSFER STAMP FEE:

The full actual amount of consideration of the transaction is the amount upon which the tax is to be computed. This amount should be stated on the Declaration form. The amount of stamp is based upon the actual selling price of the property. The cost of Transfer Stamp is $3.00 per $1,000.00 of selling price. Real Estate Stamp to be rounded to the nearest whole dollar.

EXEMPTION STAMP:

Glendale Heights Seniors, age 62+ have exempt status with proper proof of age. See other qualifying tax exemptions per transactions outlined in the Village Code 3-2H-3. The following shall be presented to obtain an exemption stamp:

  1. Glendale Heights Village Declaration form, must be filled out completely, signed by at least one of the sellers or grantors, purchasers, or grantees or by their attorneys or agents representing them.
  2. Copies of Certificates or Deeds proving the exemption.
  3. Stamp Processing Fee: $25.00

The DuPage County Clerk’s Office is particular about where the stamp is placed on the deed. We advise clients not to affix stamp until recording at the DuPage County Clerk’s Office.

TRANSFER STAMP REFUNDS:

If seller of property purchases another property within the limits of the Village of Glendale Heights; they have 1 year to apply for a refund of the Transfer Tax Paid. A copy of the new deed, old deed, receipt of stamp purchased and proof of residence showing you are living in the new property.

 
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