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About Us

Loop Clerking Service, Inc.  is a full service clerking firm, specializing in Chicago/Cook County real estate closing services and Cook County civil case services.

Our Services

Our clientele includes attorneys / law firms, title insurance / settlement companies, real estate investors, mortgage companies, Realtors, and individuals.

Online Forms

Easy to use online forms that allow you to upload your document.


Chicago City Hall and the County Building are closed to the public.

City of Chicago: Water Department – Closed to the public.  Online process has not changed (water certs take 1-10 business days)

City of Chicago: Zoning Department – Closed to the public.  Longer wait times (zoning certs take around two weeks)

Cook County Recorder – Closed to the public. We can only E-Record exempt deeds, mortgages, releases, and limited types of other documents (turnaround time is four weeks).  We can overnight non-exempt deeds, Deceased Joint Tenancy affidavits, condo declarations, plats, and other documents that cannot be e-recorded (turnaround time is 1-2 weeks).

Cook County Clerk: Real Estate & Tax Division – Closed to the public.  Redemption payments and Estimate of Redemption requests are now being accepted by mail (turnaround time is 2-4 weeks).  Redemption dates will be extended and interest will not accrue.

Cook County Treasurer – Closed to the public.  Payments only accepted online and by mail (received as of the postmarked date).

Daley Center – We can obtain copies of court files via email (turnaround time depends on the Division).

Suburban municipal offices – Inquire within.  Some offices are not issuing transfer stamps or conducting inspections, while others are doing business by phone, email, and FedEx.

Loop Clerking Service, Inc. is a professional clerking service located in Chicago, Illinois.  We specialize in assisting attorneys, title companies, Realtors, and investors with real estate closings, property transfers, and judicial sale purchases for Chicago and suburban Cook County properties.  Services include obtaining Chicago Water Certifications (Full Payment Certificates), Chicago Zoning Certificates, Cook County tax searches/bills, Cook County recordings/transfer tax stamps, and other title-related documents.  We will prepare MyDec online tax declarations for your deed recordings.

We provide court-related services to attorneys and law firms, which includes eviction filings, courtesy copy deliveries, and court file copying at the Daley Center and other local courthouses.