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Amendment to the Duplicate Tax Bill Fee Ordinance

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Date Introduced: 9/6/2007
Date Passed:

Beavers, Butler, Claypool, Daley, Gorman, Goslin, Maldonado, Moreno, Murphy, Peraica, Quigley, Schneider, Silvestri, Sims, Steele-Robert, Suffredin


Ordinance to clarify procedures for providing copies of duplicate tax bills.

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Referred to Committee on Finance.
Approved by Committee on Finance.

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WHEREAS, the Treasurer, in her capacity as County Collector, desires to clarify the procedures for providing copies of Duplicate Tax Bills, as authorized by the Property Tax Code, 35 ILCS 200/20-12.


BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 74 Taxation, Article II Real Property Taxation, Division 1 Generally, Section 74-41 Duplicate tax bill fee of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as follows:


Sec. 74-41. Duplicate tax bill fee.


            (a)  Definition.  In this section:


(i)  mortgage lender means any institution, association, partnership, corporation, or person that is engaged in the business of making loans of money, or that regularly makes loans of money, or that services loans, including the collections of loans directly secured by mortgages, trust deeds in the nature of mortgages or other instruments in the nature of mortgages, which constitutes a lien upon property; and


(ii)  duplicate tax bill means a reproduction of the original tax bill as issued by the County Collector or its electronic equivalent. 


            (b)   Fee.  The County Collector shall charge and collect from all mortgage lenders, a fee as set out in Section 32-1 for each duplicate real estate tax bill provided to any mortgage lender who is not the record owner of the subject property. The fee shall be charged and collected at the time that each duplicate tax bill is ordered provided.


            (c)   Tax sale automation fund.  The County Collector shall deposit all fees collected under this section into the Tax Sale Automation Fund.


Effective Date.  This amendment shall take effect upon adoption.


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