La Salle County Recorder of Deeds | eRecord Deeds Online Here! | Fees | Phone | Illinois

Tom Lyons

LaSalle County Recorder
707 E. Etna Rd.
Ottawa, IL 61350

Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Phone: 815-434-8226
Fax: 815-434-8260

E-mail: recorder@lasallecounty.org

La Salle County Recorder of Deeds office invites you to e-Record your title documents ONLINE! Liens, Mortgages, Assignments, Releases and more! Save yourself a trip to county offices. Go Green this Year! Credit Cards Accepted! Online Checks!

All Illinois Counties do not except any types of Deeds Electronically.

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Documents that have traditionally been delivered or mailed to the Clerk & comptroller of Court by runner, express mail or courier services can now be processed with e-Recording, simplifying and accelerating all aspects of the recording process. The most commonly e-Recorded documents are Mechanic’s Liens, Notices, Release of Lien, Deeds, Mortgages, Assignment of Mortgages, Notice of Commencements, and Satisfactions of Mortgages.
Documents that have traditionally been delivered or mailed to the Clerk & comptroller of Court by runner, express mail or courier services can now be processed with e-Recording, simplifying and accelerating all aspects of the recording process. The most commonly e-Recorded documents are Mechanic’s Liens, Notices, Release of Lien, Deeds, Mortgages, Assignment of Mortgages, Notice of Commencements, and Satisfactions of Mortgages.

With e-Recording, the submitter scans the document and uses a vendor application to upload the document and associated data. No special equipment is required, just a computer with high speed internet access and a scanner. Original documents never leave the submitter’s possession since they are scanned for submission.

E-Recording documents can be tracked through the entire process. Documents are recorded the same day, if submitted during regular business hours. Once the document is accepted, you can immediately retrieve an image that includes the recorder’s stamp from eRecorderofdeeds.com.

DOCUMENT STANDARDIZATION

All documents shall be on 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper, and shall be legibly printed in black ink, by hand, type, or computer. Signatures and dates may be in contrasting colors as long as they will reproduce clearly. All documents MUST have a blank 3″ x 5″ space at the upper right hand corner of the first page of each document. A document that does not conform to these standards shall not be recorded except upon payment of an ADDITIONAL fee of $16.50. This paragraph applies only to documents dated after January 1, 1995.

Recording Fees 55 ILCS 5/3-5018 Breakdown of fee

Recording deeds or other instruments Recording fee $16.50

First 4 pages $46.50*** Restoration fee $4.00

Additional pages $1.00 GIS fee $16.00

Release with no legal description $1.00 Rental Housing Support $10.00

Non-standard fee $16.50

Copy fee $1.00

Certification Charge $14.50

 

***This fee includes the Rental Housing Support Program Fund state surcharge. 310 ILCS 105/1 This $10.00 fee applies to documents dated after August 1, 2005. Certain documents are exempt from this fee. Please see attached list.

 

Whiteside County Recording Information

Document Formatting Requirements
Deeds, mortgages, and other instruments of writing that are authorized to be recorded will take effect and be in force from and after the time they are filed for record as to all creditors and subsequent purchasers, without notice. All such deeds and title papers will be judged void as to all such creditors and subsequent purchasers, without notice, until the same is filed for record.From the time they are filed for record, deeds, mortgages, and other instruments of writing related to real estate shall be deemed notice to subsequent purchasers and creditors, though not acknowledged or proven according to law; but the same shall not be read as evidence, unless their execution be proved in the manner required by the rules of evidence applicable to such writings, so as to supply the defects of acknowledgment or proof.Documents should consist of one or more individual sheets of white paper measuring 8.5 x 11 inches. Individual sheets should not be permanently bound or in a continuous form. Graphic displays measuring up to 11 x 17 inches accompanying a document will be recorded with the document without additional fees. If an attached rider needs to be recorded with a deed, the rider should be permanently attached as an additional page on the back of the deed.Use legible printing or typing, black ink, and a font size of at least 12 point. Signatures and dates can be in contrasting colors so long as they will reproduce clearly.Deeds presented to the county recorder should have a blank space measuring 3 x 5 inches in the upper right corner on the first page, set aside for the recorder’s use. Failure to include this will not affect the validity of the deed, but will incur additional fees. All other margins in the document should be at least ½ an inch and free from all markings.When a deed is made a matter of record, it shall have the names of the parties signing the instrument typed or printed below or next to the signatures, including the witnesses, if any, and the names of the parties or officers taking acknowledgment.Signatures of the parties executing the instrument shall be acknowledged by a notary public.A deed must contain the name and residence of the grantor, the consideration exchanged for the property, any covenants of warranty, the grantee’s name and address, and a legal description of the real property, including street address and PIN. In addition, the grantor’s original signature must be present.Provide the name and address of the owner to whom subsequent tax bills are to be sent.Include the name and address of the person who prepared the deed.Whenever a metes and bound description is used in the legal description of real property, the metes and bounds description should contain the section, township, and range with an identifiable point of beginning.An affidavit for purposes of the plat act is required to accompany a deed when 1) a metes and bounds legal description is given, 2) when roadway easements and right of way (ingress or egress) are designated, or 3) when a division of land five acres more or less is noted on a deed of transfer.An Illinois Real Estate Transfer Declaration (PTAX-203) must be filed with deeds and any non-exempt transactions. The information requested on this form is requested by the Illinois Real Estate Transfer Tax law. All parties involved in the transaction must complete the form truthfully. This form is used to collect sales data and to determine if a sale can be used in assessment ratio studies. It is also used to compute equalization factors, which are used to help achieve a statewide uniform valuation of properties based on their fair market value.

If the property transfer is exempt from transfer tax, the PTAX-203 form is not required. A specific exemption number should be noted on the deed presented for recording. The Illinois Department of Revenue webpage has a list of exempt transactions. The form can be completed online or as a hard copy.

Assignments

First 4 pages $46.50

Additional pages $1.00

Additional doc# $19.00

 

 

Blanket Assignments

First 4 pages $100.00

Additional pages $1.00

Additional doc# $19.00

 

 

Plats and Maps

Plat w/requirements

First 4 pages $81.50

Additional pages $1.00

 

Annexations (Ordinance w/map)

First 4 pages $36.50

Additional pages $1.00

 

Plat of Survey

11” x 17” or smaller

First 4 pages $46.50

Additional pages $1.00

Larger than 11” x 17” $61.50

 

 

 

 

State of Illinois Liens

First 4 pages $11.00

Additional pages $1.00

 

 

Federal Government Liens

First 4 pages $26.50

Additional pages $1.00

 

 

Judgment Memorandums & Releases thereof

First 4 pages $36.50

Additional pages $1.00

 

 

Notice of Probate

First 4 pages $36.50

Additional pages $1.00

 

 

Corporation Records

First 4 pages $36.50

Additional pages $1.00

 

 

Corporation Dissolutions filed by state

First 4 pages $11.00

Additional pages $1.00

 

 

UCC Filing

Terminations $21.50

UCC’s $41.50

UCC Search (per name) $10.00

Copy of UCC $1.00

 

 

Military: DD214’s

Recording Fee NO CHARGE

Certified Copies NO CHARGE

 

 

FAX FEE

1st page $3.00

Additional pages $1.00

 

 

LEGAL ADVICE OR INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING DOCUMENTS WILL NOT BE GIVEN BY THE RECORDER’S STAFF

 


 

 

Explanation of Fee Increase effective 8/1/2005

The governor signed SB 75 which adds a $10.00 fee to record land record documents. This fee is a surcharge for the Rental Housing Support Program Fund. $9.00 is returned to the state for this program and $1.00 stays in the county for implementation of the program, this fee was effective August 1, 2005.

 

The following document types are included but not limited to this fee:

  • Agreements/Options to purchase
  • Assignments
  • Coal Lease
  • Deeds/Contracts of Deed
  • Easements (other than public utility)
  • Extensions
  • Foreclosures
  • Land Grants
  • Leases
  • LIS Pendens
  • Liens
  • Mineral Deed
  • Monument Records
  • Mortgages & Notes
  • Mortgage Releases
  • Notice of Reclamation
  • Plats/Surveys
  • Oil & Gas Lease
  • Royalty Deed
  • Subordinations
  • Timber Agreement/Lease

 

NOTE: The above list does not apply to any document recorded for a state agency, unit of local government, federal government or school district.

 

The fee is not included but not limited to the following documents:

  • Articles of incorporation and related documents
  • Birth records, death certificates, marriage records (Outside of LaSalle County)
  • Judgments, Memo of Judgments, etc.
  • Notice of Probate
  • Power of Attorney for property
  • Re-recordings of the original document
  • Transcript (involving a Will, Death Certificate, etc.)

Recorder of Deeds Recording Standards for the State of Illinois

  • Every deed, mortgage, or other conveyance in writing that is signed by the party making the conveyance, the grantor (or grantors) being of full age and sound mind, is sufficient to give, grant, sell, mortgage, lease or otherwise convey any lands, tenements, or predicaments in Illinois (765 ILCS 5/1). A conveyance of real property in Illinois can be in a form prescribed by section 765 ILCS 5/9.The customary form for a conveyance of real property in Illinois is the warranty deed, but many forms, such as a warranty deed from an individual to a corporation, a quitclaim deed for joint tenants, and deeds in trust, are used in this state.In order to convey property in this state, the grantor must be of legal age (18) and of sound mind. The property ownership laws further state: All aliens may acquire, hold, and dispose of real and personal property in the same manner and to the same extent as a citizen of the United States (765 ILCS 60/7). A person claiming right or title to land, even though he or she may be out of possession and notwithstanding there may be an adverse possession thereof, may sell, convey, or transfer his or her interest in the same in as full and complete a manner as if he or she were in actual possession of the property (765 ILCS 5/4). Title between co-owners in Illinois can be held in three different ways: as tenants in common, as joint tenants with the right of survivor ship, or as tenants by the entirety. Additionally, property can be conveyed by joint-owners, individuals, and corporations. The way in which title is held, along with the intentions of the parties involved, will determine the method of conveyance.In Illinois, a real estate deed must be signed by the grantor, and acknowledged or proved in order to be recorded. The acknowledgment or proof of a deed, mortgage, conveyance, power of attorney, or other writing that relates to the sale, conveyance, or other disposition of lands, real estate, or interest therein whereby the rights of any person may be affected, can be acknowledged or proved as follows: If acknowledged or proved within Illinois, the act may be done before a notary public, U.S. commissioner, county clerk, or any court or judge of such court. When acknowledgements are taken before a notary public, it should be attested by the notary’s official seal; and when taken before a court or the clerk of a court, the acknowledgement should be attested by the seal of the court. Acknowledgements can also be taken out-of-state, as described in 765 ILCS 5/20 of the Illinois Statutes, and will be valid for redecoration in Illinois. No judge or other officer should take the acknowledgment of a person unless the person offering to make such acknowledgement is personally known to him to be the real person who and in whose name such acknowledgment is proposed to be made (765 ILCS 5/24). Witnesses are not required on a conveyance in Illinois. No release or waiver of the right of a homestead by a husband or wife will bind the other spouse unless such other signs the release or waiver (765 ILCS 5/27). A transfer declaration must accompany all deeds submitted for recording. Further requirements are listed in765 ILCS 5/35c. For complete local and state guidelines regarding recording and recording fees, visit the.Deeds, mortgages, and other instruments relating to or affecting the title to real estate in Illinois should be recorded in the county where the property is located. All deeds and other instruments of writing that are authorized to be recorded will take effect and be in force from and after the time of filing the same for record, as to all creditors and subsequent purchasers without notice. The instrument is void as to all such creditors and subsequent purchasers without notice until it is filed for recording (765 ILCS 5/30).

 

 

 

  Zipcodes for La Salle County-Illinois

60531 Baker 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61350 Brickton 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61316 Cedar Point 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61321 Dana 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61341 Danway 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61350 Dayton 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61301 Dimmick 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
60518 Earlville 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61325 Farm Ridge 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61325 Grand Ridge 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
60518 Harding 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61348 Jonesville 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61364 Kangley 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61364 Kernan 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61301 La Salle 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
60531 Leland 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61332 Leonore 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61334 Lostant 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61370 Lowell 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61341 Marseilles 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61342 Mendota 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61342 Meriden 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61364 Missal 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61334 Mount Palatine 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61364 Munster 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61350 Naplate 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61350 North Ottawa 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61373 North Utica 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
60551 Norway 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61348 Oglesby 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61350 Ottawa 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61354 Peru 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61348 Piety Hill 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61350 Prairie Center 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
60470 Ransom 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61301 Rockwell 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
60518 Rollo 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61358 Rutland 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61360 Seneca 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
60549 Serena 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
60551 Sheridan 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61364 South Streator 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61360 Stavanger 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61350 Stoneyville 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61364 Streator 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61364 Streator East 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61364 Streator West 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61301 Tomahawk Bluff 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61370 Tonica 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61371 Triumph 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61372 Troy Grove 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61373 Utica 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61370 Vermilionville 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
60557 Wedron 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)
61350 Woodland Addition 815/779 La Salle County Illinois (IL)

Cities and towns

 

  • Cedar Point
  • Dalzell (mostly in Bureau County)
  • Dana
  • Earlville
  • Grand Ridge
  • Harding
  • Kangley
  • LaSalle
  • Leland
  • Leonore
  • Lostant
  • Marseilles
  • Millington (partly in Kendall County)
  • Mendota
  • Naplate
  • North Utica
  • Norway
  • Oglesby
  • Ottawa
  • Peru
  • Ransom
  • Rutland
  • Sandwich (primarily in DeKalb County, also in Kendall)
  • Seneca (small portion in Grundy County)
  • Serena
  • Sheridan
  • Somonauk (mostly in DeKalb County)
  • Streator (small portion in Livingston County)
  • Tonica
  • Triumph
  • Troy Grove
  • History

    LaSalle County was formed on January 15, 1831 out of Tazewell and Putnam Counties. It is named for the early French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle. La Salle was the first European recorded as entering the area. He traveled the Mississippi River upriver from the Gulf of Mexico, claimed the land for France, or rather as a possession of King Louis XIV of France and named it Louisiana. In 1680, he and two other French traders built Fort Crevecoeur on the Illinois River in present-day Tazewell County, and in 1662, the Fort St. Louis on Starved Rock in present-day LaSalle County. By 1857, the county was served by the daily arrivals of two trains of the Illinois Central Railroad.

    As William D. Boyce reportedly founded the Boy Scouts of America in Ottawa, the Council is named for him. He and two other founders established the BSA, but Boyce is given the sole credit since his faction of the BSA adopted the other two competing factions’ elements within the organization. LaSalle County is within what is called the Lowaneu Region of the W.D. Boyce Council.

    The Tri-County Area of DeKalb, LaSalle, and Kendall Counties have been influential in terms of their political, sports, multimedia, industry, and technology. DeKalb County was the birthplace of plant hybridization (DeKalb, DeKalb Agricultural), the hot-air hand dryer (Sandwich, Sahara-Pak), and is the home of supermodel Cindy Crawford, at least 6 MLB players, two NFL coaches, and three NFL players. LaSalle County was home to the Westclox Company for many years, was the site of the first Lincoln-Douglas Debates, and was the home to the discoverer of Pluto, as well as a Wild West figure, multiple published authors, a legendary NCAA athletic director and coach, and multiple political figures. Kendall County is the home to a seminal piece of 20th Century architecture, the birthplace of the Harvester Reaper, (as well as the precursor to the International Harvester Company), the plastic tackle box and plastic-injection molding, and is the home of multiple athletes, politicians, and a former Speaker of the House of Representatives. DeKalb, LaSalle, and Kendall Counties have all been featured in major films, either having been written by residents or former residents, having been filmed in the communities, or both.

    Ottawa was the first site of the famous Lincoln–Douglas debates on August 21, 1858. The community has a strong association with the 16th President, and elements of the downtown area of the city retain much mid-19th century architecture. People in LaSalle County were predominantly abolitionist in attitude, and many Underground Railroad sites were maintained in the county prior to the American Civil War.

    Utica (or the official name of North Utica) is considered the gateway to the Starved Rock area. Visiting three parks provides a full experience of the area. Starved Rock State Park, (south of Utica on Illinois Route 178), is the crown jewel. Matthiessen State Park (south of Starved Rock on Ill 178) has many of the same features of Starved Rock, but is smaller, and faces the Vermilion River to the west. Buffalo Rock State Park (east of Utica, and west of Naplate/Ottawa on Dee Bennett Road) has an enclosure which features American bison, as well as the