Real Estate Transfer Tax

Real Estate Transfer Tax


There is a transfer tax on any change in ownership of real estate. The seller must pay a property transfer tax of $2.00 dollars per $1,000 dollars of value or fraction thereof.

The following information must be provided before a transfer tax will be processed.

  • PTAX-203 or MyDec Form
  • Photo of Water Meter for Final Reading
  • Closing Date
  • Contact Name, Phone Number, and Email Address
Submit all documents to Finance to transferstamp@parkridge.us or by mail to;

City of Park Ridge
Attn: Finance Department
505 Butler PL.
Park Ridge, IL 60068-4182
Questions- 847-318-5222 option 4

NOTICE: A Transfer Tax Certificate will be issued upon payment of the applicable real estate transfer tax fee, in addition to, any and all other taxes and fees owed to the City including the final water bill. Payment for the transfer tax and any outstanding obligations can be made by cash, cashier’s check, MasterCard, VISA, Discover, or Attorney’s check. The processing fee for an exempt transfer certificate is $25.00.