PTAX-203 Forms

The Lake County Recorder of Deeds Office is a participant in the Illinois Department of Revenue's MyDec program which allows for the FREE online preparation and submission of real estate property transfer tax declarations. The MyDec program also allows users to track the status of and make corrections to electronically prepared PTAX-203 forms throughout the entire recording process.

Please register to become a MyDec user at https://mytax.illinois.gov/MyDec so you can submit electronically prepared PTAX-203 forms to any Illinois county that participates in the MyDec program.

A detailed set of instructions for the MyDec program can be found at http://tax.illinois.gov/MyDec/Help.htm and the Illinois Department of Revenue has a toll-free hotline dedicated to supporting the MyDec program. Support personnel can be reached Monday thru Friday from 8:00AM - 4:30PM by calling 844-445-1114 or via email at Rev.MyDecProject@illinois.gov.

The Lake County Recorder of Deeds Office is also happy to help you sign up, train any staff at your facility (or come to our office for a quick review), and we are always available to answer any questions you may have regarding the MyDec program. Please call our Chief Deputy, Cynthia Haran at 847-377-2575 or email us at recorder@lakecountyil.gov if you have any questions.


These forms are being provided as a courtesy for use in the Lake County Recorder of Deeds Office.

Real Estate Transfer Declaration PTAX 203 (PDF) - PTAX 203 form only; for filing Illinois Real Estate Transfer Declaration.

Real Estate Transfer Declaration PTAX 203 Form Updated (PDF) - This memo highlights the latest revisions made to the Illinois Real Estate Transfer Declaration Form.

Real Estate Transfer Declaration PTAX 203 Full (PDF) - PTAX 203 form and instructions for filing Illinois Real Estate Transfer Declaration.

Real Estate Transfer Declaration PTAX 203A (PDF) - Form and instructions for Illinois Real Estate Transfer Declaration PTAX 203A for non-residential property over $1 million and/or as required by Illinois Department of Revenue.

Real Estate Transfer Declaration PTAX 203B (PDF) - Form and instructions for Illinois Real Estate Transfer Declaration PTAX 203B as required by Illinois Department of Revenue per Public Act 93-0657.

Real Estate Transfer Declaration PTAX 203NR (PDF) - Form and instructions for Illinois Real Estate Transfer Declaration PTAX 203NR as required by Illinois Department of Revenue per Public Act 93-1099.