Fees To Record a “Standard” Document
Effective January 1, 1995, the Illinois Legislature enacted a revision to the Recording Act which provides for the standardization of recorded documents. Those documents recorded without complying to the below requirements dated subsequent to January 1, 1995, which do not conform to the new requirements, will require additional recording fees amounting to twice the base recording fee which would otherwise be collected, less $22.75. The $3.00 charge for the Recorder’s Automation Fund, the $9.75 GIS fee and the $10.00 Rental Housing Support Program surcharge are not doubled.
The following standards are required under the law:
- 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.
- The document shall be legibly printed in black ink, by hand, typed or computer. Signatures and dates may be in contrasting colors if they reproduce clearly.
- 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 the top, the 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.
- The first page of the document shall contain a blank space, measuring at least 3 inches by 5 inches, from the upper right corner.
- The document shall not have any attachments stapled or otherwise affixed to any page.
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 the documents dated after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995.
Fees to Record a "Standard" Document
|As outlined in Illinois Compiled Statutes Ch.55 ILCS 5/3-5018
(8 1/2" x 11", white paper, black ink, minimum 10 point type, 3" x 5" blank space in upper right corner, 1/2" CLEAR margin all sides, no attachments stapled and/or taped to any page.)
|Documents Up to Four Pages which are NOT real estate related
Documents up to 4 pages which ARE real estate related and were SIGNED/EXECUTED BEFORE 8/1/05
|Most documents up to 4 pages which are REAL ESTATE RELATED and were SIGNED/EXECUTED AFTER 7/31/05
|Additional Pages or Riders for Assignments||$1.00 per page|
|Additional Document Number References (except Assignments of mortgages, leases, or liens)||$1.00 per reference|
|Additional Document Number References for Assignments or blanket assignments of mortgages, leases, or liens||$7.00 per reference|
|Missing Legal Description (If applicable per Document Requirements)||$1.00|
Fees to Record a "Non-Standard" Document
|Non-Standard Documents Up to Four Pages which are NOT real estate related
Non-Standard Documents up to 4 pages which ARE real estate related and were SIGNED/EXECUTED BEFORE 8/1/05
|Most Non-standard Documents up to 4 pages which are REAL ESTATE RELATED and were SIGNED/EXECUTED AFTER 7/31/05
|Additional Non-Standard Pages or Riders||$2.00 per page|
|Additional Document Number References (except Assignments of mortgages, leases, or liens)||$2.00 per reference|
|Additional Document Number References for Assignments for non-standard Assignments or non-standard blanket assignments of mortgages, leases, or liens||$14.00 per reference|
|Missing Legal Description (If applicable per Document Requirements)||$2.00|
Military Discharge Records
|PLATS must be submitted for recording NO LATER THAN 3:30 p.m. due to the time needed to complete the process. Plats submitted after 3:30 p.m. must be returned for recording on the next business day.|
|First Page For a Subdivision||$72.75|
|First Four Pages For a Condominium||$72.75|
|Additional Pages||$1.00 per page|
|First Four 8.5" x 11" Sections of the Plat if Executed Before 8/1/2005||$24.75|
|First Four 8.5" x 11" Sections of the Plat if Executed After 8/1/2005||$34.75|
|Additional Pages or 8.5" x 11" Sections||$1.00 per page or section|
UCC (Uniform Commercial Code) Documents
|Termination||$17.75 plus $5.00 for each additional name|
|Search (certified ONLY to the date of request)||
Copy Fees - As of September 20, 2010
|8 1/2" x 11" Paper Copies
(Produced from Microfilm, Imaging, or Photocopying)
|$1.00 per page up to half the cost of a certified copy|
|8 1/2" x 11" Customer Provided Copies
(time/date stamped with document number, may be purchased at the time of recording only)
|11" x 17" Paper Copies
(Produced from Microfilm, Imaging, or Photocopying)
|$2.00 per page|
|24" x 36" Paper Plat Copies
(Of Subdivision, Condominium, or Miscellaneous Plats)
|$4.00 per page|
|Military Service Discharge Records (DD214)||No Charge|
Same as initial recording fee minus the IRHSP fee
Online Copy Fees
|View Full Data||FREE|
|View/Print Full Document||$1.00 - for 1 to 4 pages
$.25 for each additional page up to a maximum of $2.00
|Web Convenience Fee||$1.25 at checkout|
|View/Print Plat to Scale||$5.00 per document.|
|Certified Copies of Document||
N/A - Please submit request to our office.