Useful Links



Cook County Property Tax Portal

The Cook County Property Tax Portal contains a user-friendly search function that allows you to search for property by address or by PIN.  The Property Tax Portal provides information gathered from the Recorder of Deeds, the Treasurer and the  Assessor’s records. This website contains the most information you can find in one place on the status of a property.

Cook County Assessor

The Cook County Assessor’s site  allows you to search the assessments and characteristics of homes or other residential properties on a specific block. It also contains a listing by township of the dates when assessment notices are mailed and the last date for filing assessment complaints. There is a guide to the assessment process and information regarding tax exemptions. The site also contains information about programs available for senior citizens. You can also get a listing of the property tax code classifications.

Cook County Treasurer

You can determine whether the current year’s real estate taxes are paid.  You can also pay the current year’s taxes online.

Cook County Clerk: Delinquent Property Tax Search

This website provides a searchable database of all delinquent Cook County Property Taxes.  Users can search their  real estate by PIN for any taxes that are delinquent on their property.

Cookviewer – Cook County’s Map Application

This site utilizes the latest Geographic Information System (GIS) data, as well as street level and ortho-aerial photography from our Image Management System (IMS).

Clerk of the Circuit Court County Division Case Search

Click on “County Case Search.” Access to electronic docket information for County Division cases.  You can enter a PIN and determine whether a Petition for Tax Deed has been filed.

Cook County Recorder of Deeds
Shows all documents recorded with regard to a specific parcel.  You can view recorded documents for free, but must pay $2.50 to download them.




Circuit Court of Cook County

Contains a general guide on court organization and operations, a schedule of the court’s legal holidays, and a directory of judges, court facilities, and related government agencies.

Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County

This site provides online case docket information, court forms, and other useful information.

Cook County Board of Review

The Board of Review is a separate, quasi-judicial agency independent of the Assessor.

Cook County Circuit Court forms
As a convenience to the public and members of the bar, we have uploaded electronic versions of the most often requested Cook County Circuit Court forms to this page.

Cook County Clerk

The Cook County Clerk maintains a website which contains information regarding the various functions of the County Clerk’s office. It contains a description of the real estate taxation services provided by the County Clerk. It also contains links to related sites, including agencies of the federal, state and Chicago city governments




Circuit Clerk of Will County
The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court is responsible for maintaining a record of all traffic, civil, and criminal cases filed and heard in Will County. On a daily basis, the office interacts with the public and attorneys performing several functions including the collection and disbursement of traffic fines, civil fees and child support. The office is also responsible for recording filed documents and maintaining a record of all court proceedings.

City of Chicago-Zoning

This interactive mapping website allows users to determine the zoning classification for any area of the City. Users are allowed to search by specific address, intersection or by ward. The map provides information from a variety of City agencies and is presented in a format that is easy to navigate.

llinois Department of Revenue

The Illinois Department of Revenue maintains a web site as well. It contains various tax forms and publications which you can download with the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available as a free download.

Illinois General Assembly

Check statutes or pending bills in the General Assembly and public acts passed and signed into law.

Illinois Secretary of State – Corporate/LLC Information Search / Certificate of Good Standing
By searching the Corporate/LLC Database, you can view a File Detail Report on a particular corporation or limited liability company, obtain a Certificate of Good Standing on an existing entity, or conduct a preliminary search on the availability of a new company name. Note: The database is updated in Real Time.

Illinois State Bar Association
The Illinois State Bar Association is a voluntary organization dedicated to promoting the interests of the legal profession and improving the administration of justice, the quality of members’ professional lives, and their relations with the public.

Illinois State Board of Elections

Information about Illinois elections, including candidates and campaign contributions.

IRS Forms & Publications
Welcome to the forms and publications resource page, the official source of IRS tax products.

Library of the U.S. Courts 7th Circuit
Ask Bill provides links to legal information on the Internet for legal researchers in the Seventh Circuit, which includes the states of Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. The sites have been reviewed, selected and annotated. Official government sites have been selected wherever possible.

National Information Center
The National Information Center (NIC) is a central repository of data about banks and other institutions for which the Federal Reserve has a supervisory, regulatory, or research interest, including both domestic and foreign banking organizations operating in the United States. This web site provides access to NIC data, allowing the public to search for detailed information about banking organizations.

Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board

The Property Tax Appeal Board website includes downloadable forms for filing residential, commercial and industrial tax appeals, answers to frequently asked questions , a guide to practice and procedure before the PTAB and current and proposed rules of the Board.

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

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