How to Find Out if Your Building is in Foreclosure Cook County

The purpose of this guide is to help Cook County renters determine if their building is in foreclosure.

There are three (3) Cook County government websites to visit. Each website provides an important piece of information. All the information provided by these websites is part of the public record and you will not need an account or login to access any of this information.

Cook County Assessor’s Office
http://cookcountyassessor.com/
Your building’s PIN (Property Identification Number also known as an index number)

Cook County Recorder of Deeds
http://cookrecorder.com/
Foreclosure notice (the “lis pendens”) and the associated foreclosure court case number
NOTE: If this notice is not found, your building is probably not in foreclosure.

Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court
http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/
(optional)
Information about the foreclosure case

Questions?
Please call our Tenants in Foreclosure Helpline: Chicago: (312) 784-3507, Cook County: (855) 207-8374.