David Orr, Cook County Clerk
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Real Estate & Tax Services

Downtown Chicago
Cook County Building
118 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Call: (312) 603-5656

  • Room 434
    Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Obtain Estimates of Redemption for delinquent taxes that have been sold at a tax sale and make payments to redeem those sold taxes,
    • Obtain information on other delinquent taxes, such as forfeited or open taxes,
    • Order duplicate certificates of redemption or other certificates of payment of real estate taxes,
    • Review official county tax records, such as the Warrant Books and the Tax Judgment records,
    • File or review tax levies, budgets or financial statements for local taxing districts throughout the county,
    • View official county real estate tax maps, commonly called “Sidwell maps,” order copies of tax maps, legal descriptions and other products,  
    • File ordinances establishing new tax districts or amending existing district boundaries,
    • Obtain necessary tax approvals for recording plats of subdivision


Below is a list of 2016 holidays that Cook County will observe. All Clerk's office locations will be closed on the following dates:

New Year's Day
January 1

Martin Luther King's Birthday
January 18

Lincoln's Birthday
February 12

Washington's Birthday
February 15

Casimir Pulaski Day
March 7

Memorial Day
May 30

Independence Day
July 4

Labor Day
September 5

Columbus Day
October 10

Veterans Day
November 11

Thanksgiving Day
November 24

Christmas Day
December 26