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File #: 17-0636    Version: 1 Name: AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR INCREASE IN CERTAIN FEES CHARGED BY THE COOK COUNTY CLERK TO SUPPORT AUTOMATION OF RECORDS
Type: Ordinance Amendment Status: Approved
File created: 12/8/2016 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 12/14/2016 Final action: 1/18/2017
Title: PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR INCREASE IN CERTAIN FEES CHARGED BY THE COOK COUNTY CLERK TO SUPPORT AUTOMATION OF RECORDS WHEREAS, the Cook County Clerk creates and maintains real property and tax records using the Countywide Map system, real property tax records and updates those records with real property divisions, the dedication of real property, property tax redemptions, and other transactions; and, WHEREAS, in 1994 the County Board established an automation fund for the Cook County Clerk's Office so that a portion of fees could be used to help defray the cost of automating its records; and, WHEREAS, despite increased costs and the need to automate records, internal fees have not been increased in tax services since 2003 and additional funding is needed to defray costs of automation; and, WHEREAS, the County of Cook is a home rule unit of local government pursuant to the 1970 Illinois Constitution. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County ...
Sponsors: LARRY SUFFREDIN
Attachments: 1. 17-0636 Fee Chart
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PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR INCREASE IN CERTAIN FEES CHARGED BY THE COOK COUNTY CLERK TO SUPPORT AUTOMATION OF RECORDS

WHEREAS, the Cook County Clerk creates and maintains real property and tax records using the Countywide Map system, real property tax records and updates those records with real property divisions, the dedication of real property, property tax redemptions, and other transactions; and,

WHEREAS, in 1994 the County Board established an automation fund for the Cook County Clerk's Office so that a portion of fees could be used to help defray the cost of automating its records; and,

WHEREAS, despite increased costs and the need to automate records, internal fees have not been increased in tax services since 2003 and additional funding is needed to defray costs of automation; and,

WHEREAS, the County of Cook is a home rule unit of local government pursuant to the 1970 Illinois Constitution.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Chapter 2 Administration, Sec. 2-172 and Sec. 2-175 are hereby amended as follows:

Sec. 2-172. - Clerk fees generally.

(a) The fees of the County Clerk with respect to the herein described services shall be as set forth in Section 32-1.

(1) The fee for certifying from the official records of the County the general taxes levied and paid for each year, for each lot or tract shall be as set forth in Section 32-1.

(2) The fee for issuing a certificate of deposit for redemption from sold or forfeited taxes shall be as set forth in for the original and for each duplicate certificate.

(3) The fee for making a 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 for withdrawn or otherwise delinquent taxes 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 se...

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