Municipal Debt Satisfaction Program

Ordinance 2021-53 established the Village of Brookfield’s Municipal Debt Satisfaction Program.  Effective September 1, 2021, this program ensures that all monies owed to the Village are paid prior to any transfer of property.  Examples of debts covered by this program include, but are not limited to, water bills, code violation fines, and parking tickets.

A transfer of property cannot be recorded without a Municipal Debt Satisfaction Certificate.

In order to receive your Certificate, an application must be completed and submitted to the Finance Department with a $10 application fee at least 7 days prior to closing.  Before your closing date you will be provided with a summary of all debts owed to the Village including your final water bill.  Payment of outstanding debt must be made at the Village Hall by cash, credit card, or cashier’s check. Once the debt is paid in full, you will receive a copy of your Certificate and it will need to be filed with the Cook County Recorder of Deeds.  Certificates are valid for 30 days from the date of issuance.

Should the Certificate be denied, that decision may be appealed by providing notice to appeal to the Village Manager’s office within 10 days of the denial.