(55 ILCS 5/4-12003) (from Ch. 34, par. 4-12003)
Sec. 4-12003. Fees of county clerk in third class counties. The fees of the county clerk in counties of the third class are:
For issuing each civil union or marriage license, sealing, filing and recording the same and the certificate thereto (one charge), a fee to be determined by the county board of the county, not to exceed $75, which shall be the same, whether for a civil union or marriage license. $5 from all civil union and marriage license fees shall be remitted by the clerk to the State Treasurer for deposit into the Domestic Violence Fund.
For taking, certifying to and sealing the acknowledgment of a deed, power of attorney, or other writing, $1.
For filing and entering certificates in case of estrays, and furnishing notices for publication thereof (one charge), $1.50.
For recording all papers and documents required by law to be recorded in the office of the county clerk, $2 plus 30¢ for every 100 words in excess of 600 words.
For certificate and seal, not in a case in a court whereof he is clerk, $1.
For making and certifying a copy of any record or paper in his office, $2 for every page.
For filing papers in his office, 50¢ for each paper filed, except that no fee shall be charged for filing a Statement of economic interest pursuant to the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act or reports made pursuant to Article 9 of The Election Code.
For making transcript of taxable property for the assessors, 8¢ for each tract of land or town lot. For extending other than State and county taxes, 8¢ for each tax on each tract or lot, and 8¢ for each person's personal tax, to be paid by the authority for whose benefit the transcript is made and the taxes extended. The county clerk shall certify to the county collector the amount due from each authority for such services and the collector in his settlement with such authority shall reserve such amount from the amount payable by him to such authority.
For adding and bringing forward with current tax warrants amounts due for forfeited or withdrawn special assessments, 8¢ for each lot or tract of land described and transcribed.
For computing and extending each assessment or installment thereof and interest, 8¢ on each description; and for computing and extending each penalty, 8¢ on each description. These fees shall be paid by the city, village, or taxing body for whose benefit the transcript is made and the assessment and penalties are extended. The county clerk shall certify to the county collector the amount due from each city, village or taxing body, for such services, and the collector in his settlement with such taxing body shall reserve such amount from the amount payable by him to such city, village or other taxing body.
For cancelling certificates of sale, $4 for each tract or lot.
For making search and report of general taxes and special assessments for use in the preparation of estimate of cost of redemption from sales or forfeitures or withdrawals or for use in the preparation of estimate of cost of purchase of forfeited property, or for use in preparation of order on the county collector for searches requested by buyers at annual tax sale, for each lot or tract, $4 for the first year searched, and $2 for each additional year or fraction thereof.
For preparing from tax search report estimate of cost of redemption concerning property sold, forfeited or withdrawn for non-payment of general taxes and special assessments, if any, $1 for each lot or tract.
For certificate of deposit for redemption, $4.
For preparing from tax search report estimate of and order to county collector to receive amount necessary to redeem or purchase lands or lots forfeited for non-payment of general taxes, $3 for each lot or tract.
For preparing from tax search report estimate of and order to county collector to receive amount necessary to redeem or purchase lands or lots forfeited for non-payment of special assessments, $4 for each lot or tract.
For issuing certificate of sale of forfeited property, $10.
For noting on collector's warrants tax sales subject to redemption, 20¢ for each tract or lot of land, to be paid by either the person making the redemption from tax sale, the person surrendering the certificate of sale for cancellation, or the person taking out tax deed.
For noting on collector's warrant special assessments withdrawn from collection 20¢ for each tract or lot of land, to be charged against the lot assessed in the withdrawn special assessment when brought forward with current tax or when redeemed by the county clerk. The county clerk shall certify to the county collector the amount due from each city, village or taxing body for such fees, each year, and the county collector in his settlement with such taxing body shall reserve such amount from the amount payable by him to such taxing body.
For taking and approving official bond of a town assessor, filing and recording same, and issuing certificate of election or qualification to such official or to the Secretary of State, $10, to be paid by the officer-elect.
For certified copies of plats, 20¢ for each lot shown in copy, but no charge less than $4.
For tax search and issuing Statement regarding same on new plats to be recorded, $10.
For furnishing written description in conformity with permanent real estate index number, $2 for each written description.
The following fees shall be allowed for services in matters of taxes and assessments, and shall be charged as costs against the delinquent property, and collected with the taxes thereon:
For entering judgment, 8¢ for each tract or lot.
For services in attending the tax sale and issuing certificates of sale and sealing the same, $10 for each tract or lot.
For making list of delinquent lands and town lots sold, to be filed with the State Comptroller, 10¢ for each tract or lot sold.
The following fees shall be audited and allowed by the board of county commissioners and paid from the county treasury.
For computing State or county taxes, on each description of real estate and each person's, firm's or corporation's personal property tax, for each extension of each tax, 4¢, which shall include the transcribing of the collector's books.
For computing, extending and bringing forward, and adding to the current tax, the amount due for general taxes on lands and lots previously forfeited to the State, for each extension of each tax, 4¢ for the first year, and for computing and extending the tax and penalty for each additional year, 6¢.
For making duplicate or triplicate sets of books, containing transcripts of taxable property, for the board of assessors and board of review, 3¢ for each description entered in each book.
For filing, indexing and recording or binding each birth, death or stillbirth certificate or report, 15¢, which fee shall be in full for all services in connection therewith, including the keeping of accounts with district registrars.
For posting new subdivisions or plats in official atlases, 25¢ for each lot.
For compiling new sheets for atlases, 20¢ for each lot.
For compiling new atlases, including necessary record searches, 25¢ for each lot.
For investigating and reporting on each new plat, referred to county clerk, $2.
For attending sessions of the board of county commissioners thereof, $5 per day, for each clerk in attendance.
For recording proceedings of the board of county commissioners, 15¢ per 100 words.
For filing papers which must be kept in office of comptroller of Cook County, 10¢ for each paper filed.
For filing and indexing contracts, bonds, communications, and other such papers which must be kept in office of comptroller of Cook County, 15¢ for each document.
For swearing any person to necessary affidavits relating to the correctness of claims against the county, 25¢.
For issuing warrants in payment of salaries, supplies and other accounts, and all necessary auditing and bookkeeping work in connection therewith, 10¢ each.
The fee requirements of this Section do not apply to units of local government or school districts.
(Source: P.A. 97-4, eff. 5-31-11.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015