Recorder2023-06-22T12:13:40-05:00

Rental Housing Support fee increase

Recorder’s Office

Legislators have recently passed HB3878 which increases the RENTAL HOUSING SUPPORT Fee by an additional $9.00.  The increase affects recording fees in all 102 counties throughout the State of Illinois and will take effect July 1, 2023. 

March 13, 2023|
Mary Eaton, Macon County Recorder

Mary A. Eaton, Recorder

Main Office:
141 South Main Street, Room 201
Decatur, IL 62523

Contacts:
Phone: (217) 424-1359
Fax: (217) 428-2908
Email: meaton@maconcounty.illinois.gov

Hours:
M-F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
excluding legal holidays

Recorder Department

The Recorder is required to record all documents submitted by the public which are qualified to be recorded. Recorders are responsible for receiving, keeping, and indexing documents of many types, including Mortgages, Deeds and other instruments conveying real estate. Other recorded documents include Military Records, Plats of Subdivisions and Additions, State and Federal Liens, Judgments, and other miscellaneous documents.

All documents in the Recorder’s office are of public record, excluding the Military Records.

When a document is filed, it is recorded under a document number, date and time. Then the document is properly indexed into the computer system, scanned for a permanent record and then returned by mail. For your convenience, we suggest that you attach a self-addressed stamped envelope so that we can return your documents to their proper place.

Macon County has maintained a Tract Index for over l50 years. The Tract Index is used by real estate professionals, surveyors, appraisers, land developers, lawyers, and title companies and most important of all, the ordinary citizen.

The Recorder’s office, in an average record 15,000 to 20,000 documents a year.

Recorded documents and plats are available for purchase on our website. https://esearch.cichosting.com/

Plat books can be purchased in the Recorder’s office for $35.

Here is some information about our computer index:

Grantor – Grantee Search: These are searches by name: June 1985 – to the current date. This includes all real estate transactions and Judgments.

State and Federal Tax Liens: January 1980 – to the current date.

eRecording

Please contact one of the companies below concerning eRecording:

CSC
Phone: 1-866-652-0111
Email: erecording@cscglobal.com
Web: erecording.com

Simplifile
Phone: 1-800-460-5657
Email: sales@simplifile.com
Web: simplifile.com

Recorder Downloads

Title
Quit Claim Deed
1 file(s)
August 31, 2023
Executor’s Deed
1 file(s)
August 22, 2023
Cemetery Deed
1 file(s)
August 22, 2023
Warranty Deed Joint Tenancy
1 file(s)
August 22, 2023
Trustees Deed
1 file(s)
August 22, 2023
Mechanic’s Lien
1 file(s)
August 22, 2023
Administrator’s Deed
1 file(s)
August 22, 2023
Deed in Trust
1 file(s)
August 22, 2023
Memo of Agreement for Deed
1 file(s)
August 22, 2023
Bill of Sale
1 file(s)
August 22, 2023
Warranty Deed Tenancy by Entirety
1 file(s)
August 22, 2023
Warranty Deed Statutory
1 file(s)
August 22, 2023
Recorder Fees 2023
1 file(s)
June 22, 2023
Property Fraud Alert Form
1 file(s)
February 26, 2020
Copy Fees
1 file(s)
June 1, 2017
Release of Mortgage
1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Assignment of Mortgage
1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Application for DD214
1 file(s)
May 18, 2009

    FOIA Contacts

    FOIA INFORMATION: Before completing the FOIA request, please call the office for your information. (217) 424-1359 All records in our office are of public record, excluding Military Records, and we will be glad to assist you.

    Requests for information and public records under FOIA for the Macon County Recorder can be made in writing, subject to fees, to:

    Macon County Recorder FOIA Officer
    Mary Eaton
    141 S. Main St
    Decatur, IL 62523
    Phone 217-424-1359
    Fax 217-428-2908
    Email: meaton@maconcounty.illinois.gov