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MyDec to be Required for All County Conveyances

MyDec to be Required for All County Conveyances

Effective January 21, 2019, prior to recording, all Cook County property conveyance instruments must be accompanied by an electronically-completed  Cook County Real Estate Transfer Tax Declaration, aka, a “MyDec,” which can be completed via the Illinois Department of Revenue’s MyDec Transfer Tax Portal – https://mytax.illinois.gov/mydec The requirement to use MyDec is already in effect for all […]

Property After Death: How to Develop A Plan

One of the most frequently-asked questions we get when we are out in the community is how to get started planning a future for real property after the owner dies….something we are calling “Property After Death.” It is wonderful to hear that so many are thinking about the future, and things they can do while […]

CCRD History Display Now Open to Public, Neil Steinberg Visits

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On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, former Recorder of Deeds (and current Secretary of State) Jesse White, along with family members of past Recorders, joined Recorder Karen A. Yarbrough to unveil and dedicate a history installation that charts the history of CCRD alongside important events in Cook County, Chicago and the world. Prior to Wednesday’s event, […]

Calling All History Buffs! History of the Cook County Recorder of Deeds Event

SPECIAL EVENT: WEDS, NOVEMBER 18 at 10:30 AM, ROOM 120 OF DOWNTOWN OFFICE; INCLUDES JESSE WHITE AND CAROL MOSELEY BRAUN Upon taking office, Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen A. Yarbrough noticed that there were no pictures of past Recorders of Deeds in the office, and in fact, there was nothing in the office that […]