Real Estate Transfer Tax

Real Estate Transfer Stamps

Real estate transfer stamps may be purchased at the Clerk’s Office in Skokie Village Hall.  Before a real estate transfer stamp is issued the property must be free of liens and violations and can not have any overdue bills owed to the Village. Real estate transfer stamps costs $3 per $1,000 in property value. For the Real Estate Transfer Tax form please click here. For more information, please contact the Clerk's Office at 847/933-8203.

Inspection Upon Sale: Village Transfer Stamps will not be issued by the Village Clerk’s Office for the sale of any multi-unit rental building or single-family house, duplex or townhouse used as a residential rental unit until an inspection is performed by the Property Standards Division and any and all identified code violations have been corrected. Rental units in a condominium building with more than four units are exempt from this requirement. An Upon Sale inspection report from the Village must be dated no more than 180 days prior to the date of closing and no later than the day of the closing.  Inspection areas will include exterior building and property areas, common interior building areas and all dwelling units.  Applications for the Upon Sale Inspection Program (PDF) and an inspection checklist can be obtained from Village Hall at the Clerk’s Office, the Property Standards Division, and on the Village’s website along with an information pamphlet.

An online, interactive application also can be completed here.