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About this Property Finder map
Every property transaction must be recorded at a county recorder of deeds office. The data collected includes the buyer's name, the seller's name, and a description of the property, among other details. (We also call this dataset PTAX.)
Chicago's City Council members are considering an ordinance re-legalized accessory dwelling units (coach houses, backyard homes, granny flats, basement units, etc.). The ordinance was introduced in May 2020, but there has been no action since a hearing in July 2020. Get involved by writing to your alder and ask for their support in passing the legislation to enable a lower-cost form of housing in existing buildings. This legislation is so important we're talking about it on every page.