Recording Information

 Schedule of Recording Fees       Effective July 1st, 2009

STANDARD PRICING*

Minimum fee for recording most documents up to 4 pages (8.5 x 11 in size)

$45.00

·         Each additional 8.5 x 11 page after the first 4 pages

+ $1.00

·         P-Tax Forms and Plat Act Affidavits are not included in the page count for documents, and are no charge

 

Certified copies of documents (same as recording fee)

= recording fee

Non-certified copies of documents

.50/ per page

ü  Please include A SELF-ADDRESSED, STAMPED ENVELOPE for returning documents.

ü  We accept cash (exact change) and checks. We cannot give refunds or make change.

NON-CONFORMING DOCUMENTS**

(ie: Larger than 8.5 x 11, or stickers/labels attached, or no 3x5 space in upper right hand corner)

Conforming

Non-Conforming

NOTE: Fee is calculated by doubling the regular recording fee minus $33.00.

($46.00 x 2) – $33.00 = $59.00

$45.00

$57.00

$46.00

$59.00

$47.00

$61.00

* Fee for recording most instruments, on standard form, includes a $12.00 recording fee plus $3.00 per document automation charge and a $20.00 GIS charge (Res #09-22), and a $10.00 Rental Housing State Surcharge.

** HB 854, P.A. 87-1197, amended by SB185 P.A. 89-0160. All documents dated after July 19, 1995 that are presented for recording (other than a document filed under the Plat Act or the Uniform Commercial Code) must conform to the following standards:

1.         1. The document shall consist of one or more individual sheets measuring 8.5 inches by 11 inches, not permanently bound and not a continuous form. Graphic displays accompanying a document to be recorded that measure up to 11 inches by 17 inches shall be recorded without charging an additional fee.

2.         2. The document shall be legibly printed in black ink, by hand, type or computer. Signatures and dates may be in contrasting colors IF THEY WILL REPRODUCE CLEARLY.

3.         3. The document shall be on white paper of not less than 20-pound weight and shall have a clean margin of at least one-half inch on top, bottom and each side. Margins may be used for non-essential notations that will not affect the validity of the document, including but not limited to form numbers, page numbers and customer notations.

4.         4. The first page of the document shall contain a blank space, measuring at least 3 inches by 5 inches, in the upper right corner. NOTE: This space is for RECORDER’S USE ONLY.

5.         5. The document shall not have any attachment stapled or otherwise affixed to any page. (NOTE: The intent of this statement is so that no small riders are attached to any page of a document or any checks MAY NOT BE STAPLED TO THE DOCUMENT.)

6.          

7.         A DOCUMENT THAT DOES NOT CONFORM TO THESE STANDARDS SHALL NOT BE RECORDED EXCEPT UPON PAYMENT OF THE ADDITIONAL FEE REQUIRED UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH. THIS PARAGRAPH, AS AMENDED BY THIS AMENDATORY ACT OF 1995, APPLIES ONLY TO DOCUMENTS DATED AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS AMENDATORY ACT OF 1995.



 

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

 

FREE On-line Document Number Search click here

On-line Document Searching (Pay for Use) www.landrecords.net

IL Real Estate Transfer Declaration Forms (PTAX-203, 203A, 203B) www.revenue.state.il.us          

GIS Property Search by county http://ims.wingis.org/

 



 

*       ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

Articles of Incorporation

$35.00

ASSESSMENT LIENS

Minimum fee for recording up to 4 pages (8.5 x 11 in size) for 1st party/property

$45.00

·         Blanket Lien fee for each additional party/property

+$7.00

DEEDS

Minimum fee for recording most documents up to 4 pages (8.5 x 11 in size)

$45.00

·         Each additional 8.5 x 11 page after the first 4 pages

+ $1.00

·         P-Tax Forms and Plat Act Affidavits are not included in the page count for documents, and are no charge

 

ü  Real Estate Transfer Tax Forms are available free of charge from the Recorder’s office or online through the State website.

ü  NO LEGAL ADVICE/OPINIONS WILL BE GIVEN BY THE RECORDER'S STAFF EITHER IN PERSON OR BY TELEPHONE

An affidavit for purpose of the Plat Act is required to accompany a Deed when:

ü  A Metes & Bounds legal description is given in the transfer of property, OR

ü  When Roadway Easements and Right of Way (ingress or egress) are designated, OR

ü  A division of land of five (5) acres more or less is noted on Deed transfer.

ü  Download Affidavit for Recording Deeds

ü  P-Tax Forms and Information

MEMO OF JUDGMENT, JUDGMENTS

Memo of Judgment, Judgment

$35.00

MILITARY DISCHARGE RECORD

Military Discharge Record

no charge

Two (2) Certified copies provided at time of filing, per request

no charge

Certified copies provided, per request

no charge

PLATS of Subdivision & Condominiums

Minimum fee for recording Plats of Subdivision (up to 2 pages, 10 lots, max. size 24x36)

$83.00

·         Each additional lot (over 10)

+ $1.00

·         Each additional page (over 2)

+ $10.00

ü  Only the original plat will be accepted for recording

ü  Originals will be retained by the Recorder's Office

ü  Customer must furnish ten (10) true & exact copies of each Subdivision Plat

ü  Customer must furnish one (1) 11x17 paper copy

ü  Only two (2) additional copies will be stamped for customer at the time of recording

PLATS OF SURVEY

Minimum fee for 8 ½ x 14

$54.00

11 X 17 or larger size (maximum 24 X 36)

$83.00

ü  Only the original plat will be accepted for recording

ü  Originals will be retained by the Recorder's Office

ü  Only TWO additional copies will be stamped for customer at the time of recording

ü Customer must furnish four (4) true & exact copies of each Plat of Survey

ü  Customer must furnish one (1) 11x17 paper copy

POWER OF ATTORNEY

Power of Attorney (no real estate involved)

$35.00

Power of Attorney (real estate involved)

$45.00

RELEASES

Minimum fee for recording Releases: 8 ½ x 11 (up to 4 pages, with legal description)

$45.00

·         Additional fee if no legal description attached

+$1.00

·         Each additional Document Release Number for same property

+$1.00

·         Blanket Release fee for each additional party/property

+$7.00

STATE & FEDERAL LIENS

Minimum fee for recording Federal Tax Liens, Renewals & Releases

$35.00

UCC

UCC Filing

$43.00

UCC Termination

$23.00