Recorder2024-05-14T08:19:20-05:00

ATTENTION LAND SEARCHERS

Mary Eaton
Macon County Recorder
114 S Main St.
Decatur, IL 62523
217-424-1359

ATTENTION LAND SEARCHERS

Dear Business Partner:

The Macon County Recorder’s office is excited to announce a new service that we will be providing our constituents and want to make sure you are informed about it. As we evolve in the technology era, one of our goals is to continue to provide you with services that improve and enhance your interaction with our office.  In partnering with Fidlar Technologies, one of the services that we will be offering soon is the capability to search documents Online. One of the major benefits of Online Access is to provide you with the opportunity to search all our Land Record indexing information and images from the convenience of your office or home. The service will require a fee, either per search or monthly, and the site and service will be maintained fully by Fidlar Technologies in a safe, secure atmosphere.

On Tuesday, April 2nd,  2024 Onsite Training at 9:00 am, representatives from Fidlar Technologies and staff from our office will be available to discuss the benefits of Online Access, provide a full demonstration of the products, and share information regarding fees for accessing Laredo and Tapestry. I invite you and/or your representatives to attend this event to learn more about the many benefits of these programs to you.

Laredo Benefits:

  • 24/7 Remote Internet access
  • Real-time data with printing available
  • Search by many data parameters (grantor/grantee, date range, document number, legal description, etc.)

Tapestry Benefits:

  • 24/7 Remote Internet access
  • Secure browser-based access
  • Advanced search options
  • Flexible membership options available

Where: Recorder’s Office, Room 201
114 S Main St.
Decatur IL 62523

When: Tuesday, April  2nd  (In Person Training)
               9:00 am – 10:30 am Recorder’s Office

We sincerely hope you can join us to learn more about these time- and money-saving tools.

Sincerely,

 

Mary Eaton
Macon County Recorder

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
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