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FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Stanfill John L
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
COSTAR GROUP INC [CSGP]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Sr. VP-Sales, Customer Service
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
C/O COSTAR GROUP, INC., 1331 L STREET, NW
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
02/21/2012
(Street)

WASHINGTON, DC 20005
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share 02/21/2012   A   38,800(1) A $ 0 89,934(2) D  

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Option to Acquire Common Stock $58.95 02/21/2012   A   11,600     (3) 02/20/2022 Common Stock 11,600 $ 0 11,600 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
Stanfill John L
C/O COSTAR GROUP, INC.
1331 L STREET, NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20005
      Sr. VP-Sales, Customer Service  

Signatures

 /s/ Jonathan Coleman, Attorney-in-Fact   02/23/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Includes a grant of 8,200 shares of restricted common stock that vest in three equal installments on February 21, 2013, February 21, 2014, and February 21, 2015, and a grant of 30,600 shares of restricted common stock that vest upon CoStar Group, Inc.'s achievement of $90 million of cumulative earnings before interest depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) over a period of four consecutive calendar quarters by March 31, 2017.
(2) Represents all shares of common stock owned, consisting of 8,200 shares of Common Stock and 81,734 shares of Common Stock subject to unvested restricted common stock grants.
(3) The option vests in three equal installments on February 21, 2013, February 21, 2014, and February 21, 2015.

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