(420 ILCS 46/20)
    Sec. 20. Exclusions. The provisions of this Act do not apply to the following:
        (1) Transfers pursuant to court order, including, but
not limited to, transfers ordered by a probate court in administration of an estate, transfers between spouses resulting from a judgment of dissolution of marriage or legal separation, transfers pursuant to an order of possession, transfers by a trustee in bankruptcy, transfers by eminent domain, and transfers resulting from a decree for specific performance.
        (2) Transfers from a mortgagor to a mortgagee by deed
in lieu of foreclosure or consent judgment, transfer by judicial deed issued pursuant to a foreclosure sale to the successful bidder or the assignee of a certificate of sale, transfer by a collateral assignment of a beneficial interest of a land trust, or a transfer by a mortgagee or a successor in interest to the mortgagee's secured position or a beneficiary under a deed in trust who has acquired the real property by deed in lieu of foreclosure, consent judgment or judicial deed issued pursuant to a foreclosure sale.
        (3) Transfers by a fiduciary in the course of the
administration of a decedent's estate, guardianship, conservatorship, or trust.
        (4) Transfers from one co-owner to one or more other
        (5) Transfers pursuant to testate or intestate
        (6) Transfers made to a spouse, or to a person or
persons in the lineal line of consanguinity of one or more of the sellers.
        (7) Transfers from an entity that has taken title to
residential real property from a seller for the purpose of assisting in the relocation of the seller, so long as the entity makes available to all prospective buyers a copy of the disclosure form furnished to the entity by the seller.
        (8) Transfers to or from any governmental entity.
        (9) Transfers of any residential dwelling unit
located on the third story or higher above ground level of any structure or building, including, but not limited to, condominium units and dwelling units in a residential cooperative.
    As used in this Section, "transfers" includes any legal transfer of possession of property, including purchases and leases.
(Source: P.A. 103-298, eff. 1-1-24.)