2-3 days from receiving the documentation. The service requires two trips to the Water Department to obtain release.
$40 Service Charge
We can also record the release for an additional charge.
(Recording Cost + $40)
About Chicago Lien Release
More detail about the Lien Release process below
Chicago Sewer and Water Lien : The City of Chicago has no limitations on statute of limitations, on this type of municipal lien. You can attempt to negotiate a settlement your water account FPC.
When a water or sewer bill becomes delinquent, those charges become a lien upon the real estate for which the service is supplied. That is the case even if the water or sewer service charge was incurred by a tenant. The notice of lien may then be filed in the recorder’s office.
A release of lien will be issued by the City if the balance is zero. Payoff Letters are not needed and not issued if there is a Ready online FPC. Balance currently owed online Ready FPC serves as the payoff amount due.