for Standardization of Documents
The Recorder's office accepts cash, check, and most major credit
and debit cards for payment.
Preparation is a specialized task which may demand legal knowledge or advice.
must contain: Name
and Address of Prepared By, Return To, Tax Bill To (if applicable), PIN #, and
Common Address (last two items may be acquired at 815.895.7153). Black or blue
Ink is required
Fees for real property transactions:
- Standard 8 1/2 x 11
- fee up to four pages - $65.00
Additional pages - $1.00 each
Types of Documents:
Agreements/Options to Purchase, Assignments, Coal Lease, Deeds/Contract
for Deed, Easements (other than public utility), Extensions, Foreclosures,
Land Grants, Leases, Lis Pendens,
Liens, Mineral Deed, Monument Records, Mortgages and Notes, Mortgage
Releases, Notice of Reclamation, Plats/Surveys, Oil & Gas Lease,
Royalty Deed, Subordinations, Timber Agreement/Lease
- Non-Standard larger
than 8 ½ x 11 - fees up to four pages - $85.00 First Page Additional pages
- $2.00 each
- Deed/Ground Leases may
require Transfer Tax Stamps - $.50 per $500.00 value for State plus $.25
per $500.00 value for County – refer to: www.revenue.state.il.us/localgovernment/propertytax/rett.htm
Recordings Referencing Prior Recorded Documents
w/o legal descriptions – examples: releases, blanket assignments, (must have
legal) - $1.00 each
Referenced w/legal description one reference number included - $1.00 each
additional reference number
De-Annexations, Condo, Townhomes, or Subdivision Plats
W/five (5) copies - $103.00 for first 4 pages; $1.00 for each page after. W/o
five (5) copies – $1.00 per page.
same document - $65.00 minimum
References within same - $7.00 each
Copies: Certified (all
documents except Plats) - Same as current recording fees. Please call for exact
Non-Certified - $1.00 per page.
must be sent in writing or can be faxed giving name, legal (if
applicable), date range, with Grantor or Grantee, PIN #, Contact name and Phone
Number - call (815) 895-7153
or State Lien / Release must include the parties name(s) to be searched, type
of lien or release (Federal or State), amount of lien.
& State Liens / Release Copies - $1.00 each page
Plats 8.5" x
14" size - $5.00 each
Up to 30" x 36" - $5.00 each
Certified Plat or Map - $10.00
First Page - $103.00
Each additional page - $1.00
Plat of Survey
8 1/2" x 14", Single Page, No more than two lots $65.00
Real Estate / Fixture Filing - $62.00 – Termination - $47.00 for one name plus
$5.00 for each additional name.
UCC Search - NAME, DBA, ADDRESS - $10.00 per Debtor Name
UCC Copies - $1.00 each page
Record DD-214 with ID -
Illinois Real Estate Transfer Declaration - http://tax.illinois.gov/retd.