Douglas County Clerk & Recorder

  • Address:Douglas County Clerk & Recorder
    401 S. Center St.
    P.O. Box 467
    Tuscola, IL 61953

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Recording Fees

Schedule of Recording Fees – Effective July 1, 2023

Standard Document – Land (55 ILCS 5/3-5018) – $75.00

  • 8 ½” x 11 “ separate sheets
  • Black ink
  • Minimum 10 point type
  • 3” x5” blank space in upper right corner of first page
  • A page may not have anything affixed to it with tape, glue, label, etc., however, pages may be stapled together
  • Up to five references

Exempt Standard Document – Non -Land (55 ILCS 5/3-5018) – $57.00

  • City, village, county, and Secretary of State documents exempt from rental housing support program surcharge

Non – Standard Document (55 ILCS 5/3-5018) – $93.00

  • Any document failing to meet the requirements listed under Standard Document
  • Applicable to documents dated after July 1, 1995

Condo/Plats (765 ILCS 205/2) – $111.00

  • Must be at least 8 ½” x 14”, but no larger than 30” x 36”

UCC -1, UCC-3 and Termination Statements $57.00

  • Uniform commercial code filings per Public Act 89-503

Certified Copies (55 ILCS 5/3-5018) – $7.00

Fees For Copies

  • $1.00/page

Certificates of Military Discharge Service Records – DD214’s

  • Recording – No Charge
  • Copies (Regular or Certified)

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Department News

RHSP Increase

“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 Jul...

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