Certificate of Compliance for Property Sales and Transfers

Riverside Village Code Section 4-1-6 (B) requires that property owners obtain a Certificate of Compliance whenever title is transferred for a structure, building or dwelling unit, whether or not there is monetary consideration. The expense is the seller's responsibility, and the Certificate of Compliance must be given to the new owner at the time of closing. The base fee for a residential certificate of compliance is $325.

How to obtain a Certificate of Compliance

Please start this process 2-3 weeks before the closing date.

Schedule the required property inspection, which includes both an interior and exterior review of the property. Appropriate staff will contact you to schedule a water meter reading for a Wednesday or Friday, approximately a week from your closing date.

Submit an original, stamped copy of a recent (no less than six months old) plat of survey. The plat of survey must be submitted no later than one week prior to the closing date. You may submit the plat of survey here or in person at Village Hall, 27 Riverside Road. 


Please allow five business days for the Certificate to be prepared once the inspection is complete. Village staff will contact you when the Certificate is ready to be picked up. Please bring the signed and notarized property deed and payment for the Certificate, the final water bill, and any other feeds due to the Village. Village staff will review the deed, stamp and sign it and return the original documents to you for your closing. 

If you have any questions, or if you need to schedule an appointment for the Certificate of Compliance, please call the Community Development Department at 708-447-1241 or permits@riverside.il.us 

If you think this property transfer qualifies as exempt, visit the Exempt Transfers page.

Start your Certificate of Compliance process by completing the online form