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McHenry County Recorder
667 Ware Rd.
Woodstock, IL   60098

McHenry 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.

SCHEDULE OF RECORDING FEES EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2008 The fee for recording most instruments on STANDARD FORM includes a per document charge of $12.00 recording fee plus a $13.00 automation charge, $15.00 Geographic Information System (GIS) charge, and a $10 surcharge for the Illinois Rental Housing Support Program (RHSP) for the recording of real estate-related documents executed or signed on or after August 1, 2005*. *The $10 surcharge for the Illinois Rental Housing Support Program does not apply to any document solely related to an easement for a public utility or documents from any state agency, unit of local government, federal government, or school district. Units of local government include counties, municipalities, townships, special districts, and units designated as a local government by law. Minimum fee for recording most documents up to four (4) 8½” X 11” pages $ 50.00 ea. Additional 8½” X 11” page thereafter 1.00 ea. Documents referred to by document number without a legal 1.00 ea. Additional document numbers referred to after the first one 1.00 ea. Blanket Assignments (additional mortgages being assigned) 7.00 ea. All documents dated after July 19, 1995 that are presented for recording (other than a document filed under the Plat Act or the Uniform Commercial Code) must conform to the following standards:

The document shall consist of one or more individual sheets measuring 8.5 inches x 11 inches, not permanently bound and not a continuous form. Graphic displays accompanying a document to be recorded that measure up to 11 inches x 17 inches shall be recorded without charging an additional fee.

The document shall be legibly printed in black ink, by hand, type, or computer. Signatures and dates may be in contrasting colors if they will 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 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” by 5”, from the upper right corner.

The document shall not have any attachment stapled or otherwise affixed to any page.

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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 documents dated after the effective date of this Amendatory Act of 1995. Documents that do not conform to the above standards shall be charged a fee double the amount of the actual recording fee – minus $38.00. (Automation, GIS, and RHSP charges are not doubled.) An Affidavit for the Purpose of Plat Act is required to accompany a Deed when:

A Metes & Bounds legal description is given in the transfer of property

When Roadway Easements and Right to Travel (ingress or egress) are designated

When a division of land of five (5) acres more or less is noted on Deed transfer

Affidavit accompanying deed in excess of 4 pages $ 1.00 per page Minimum fee for recording certain Mortgages with Assignment of Mortgage included as part of the same instrument, up to four (4) 8½” X 11” pages:

$50.00 for Mortgage PLUS $50.00 for the Assignment, and $1.00 for each additional page.

TO RECORD MILITARY DISCHARGE RECORD(S) No Charge

Two (2) Certified Copies provided at time of filing No Charge

Additional copies of Discharge Records 1.00 ea.

STATE & FEDERAL LIENS, AND MISCELLANEOUS OTHER FILINGS

Minimum fee for recording Federal Tax Liens, Renewals & Releases 11.00

State Tax Liens & Releases 11.00

Deeds, Easements, Right-of-Ways, Dedications, Dissolutions, etc.

(Filed by State of Illinois, up to 2 pages) 11.00

Oil, Gas & Mineral Assignments (up to 2 pages) 11.00

Additional pages thereafter 1.00 ea.

Additional names after one (1) Grantor & one (1) Grantee 1.00 ea.

PLATS, CONDOMINIUMS & SURVEYS

Minimum fee for recording Plats of Subdivision (Max. 24” x 36”) 88.00

First four pages of Declaration of Condominium 50.00

Additional pages thereafter 1.00 ea.

First page of Mylar attached to Declaration of Condominium (Max. 24” x 36”) 50.00

Additional pages thereafter 1.00 ea.

NOTE: ONLY THE ORIGINAL LINEN OR MYLAR WILL BE RECORDED. Originals will be retained permanently by the Recorder’s Office. There will be a charge of $2.00 per page for the Recorder’s Office to make the following true & exact copies (made after all signatures & seals are obtained): Six (6) copies for Subdivision Plats – Three (3) copies for Condominium Plats All other copies are $4.00 per page. 3 12/01/2008 (Amended 12/02/08)

Individual Plats of Survey

8½” x 14” (No more than 2 lots, 1 page) $ 50.00 per page

Over 8½” x 14” (measure)

$1.00 for each additional 8½” x 14” page (Max. 24” x 36”) Miscellaneous Plats

Easements, Dedications, Vacations, Highway Strip Maps, etc. 57.00 first page

(Max. 24” x 36”)

Each additional page 19.00 ea.

Surveys

Attached as exhibits to any standard document (up to 11” x 14”) 1.00 ea.

Attached as exhibits to any standard document larger than 11” x 14” 10.00 ea.

(Max. 24” x 36”) CORPORATION DOCUMENTS

Articles of Incorporation or Dissolution, Change of Registered Agent, etc. 40.00

UCC UCC Filings 20.00 All filings, amendments, continuations, assignments, release of collateral and UCCs to be filed in real estate records (except those relating to farming & farm Products which should be filed with the Secretary of State’s office). Automation & GIS charge 28.00 UCC FEE TOTAL 48.00 NOTE:

“To Be Filed in Real Estate Records” must be stated on the UCC Form if other than UCC-2 form is used.

There is no additional charge on any UCC filing for extra names, attachments, or non-standard forms.

Terminations (Automation & GIS charge only) 28.00 NOTE: a financing statement filed before Jan. 1, 1998 related to farming, farm products, etc. may be terminated by an appropriate filing in the office of the County Recorder where it was filed, except if it was continued in the office of the Secretary of State after Jan. 1, 1998, then it shall be terminated by the appropriate filing in the office of the Secretary of State. Financing Statement Searches All requests for UCC Searches must be presented in written form – no phone inquiries will be accepted.

Search per Debtor name/per Address 10.00 ea.

Search per Additional Debtors name and/or address 10.00 ea.

Copies of UCC financing statements 1.00 per page

UCC (Financing Statement) Filing and Search Forms .50 ea.

FEDERAL TAX LIEN SEARCHES

Certification (search) Liens, Certificates, Notices, and Releases, etc. 5.00 per name

Copy of any Notice of Federal Lien, Notice of Certificate affecting a

Federal Lien, Release, etc. .50 per page NOTE: This applies only to copies accompanying search request. 4 12/01/2008 (Amended 12/02/08)

COPY & MICROFILM CHARGES For copy requests, call the Microfilm Department direct at 815/334-4128.

Military Discharge Record (first 2 copies) No Charge

Military Discharge Record (additional copies) $ 1.00 ea.

Qualifying Tax Exemption (Deed copy) No Charge

Copy of Record (first page) up to 8 ½ x 11 1.50 ea.

Additional pages per document copied .50 ea.

Certified Copy of MOST records (up to 4 pages) 12.00 ea.

Additional pages per document copied 1.00 ea.

Certified copy of State or Federal Tax Lien or Release 5.00 ea.

Copy of Map, Plat of Subdivision or Condominium Plat 4.00 per page

Certified Copy of Map, Plat of Subdivision or Condominium Plat 10.00 ea.

UCC (Financing Statements) 1.00 per page

FAX RATES For fax requests, call the Microfilm Department direct at 815/334-4128. Sending: Standard Size 8½” x 11” or 8½” x 14” Continental USA -

$3.00 for first 2 pages – Cover page is counted as a page.

$1.00 for each additional page

International –

$10.00 for first 2 pages

$ 2.00 for each additional page

Non-Standard Size

11” x 17” is $5.00 per page

24” x 36” (plats) are $10.00 per plat page

Plus Standard copy charge for Recorder’s Office to make Photostat copy from Microfilm.

$1.50 for first page

$ .50 for each additional page per document

$4.00 for copies larger than standard size (8½” x 11”)

Receiving: (For faxing of documents to Recorder’s Office for private business use.)

$2.00 for first 2 pages being received – Cover page is counted as a page.

$1.00 for each additional page

MasterCard or Visa Credit Cards accepted for phone orders only. Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. *** PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE*** 5 12/01/2008 (Amended 12/02/08)

Additional services available:

Web: http://www.co.mchenry.il.us/departments/recorder/pages/index.aspx Various information along with Deed forms, Judgments, Lis Pendens Notices and Release Deed forms are available free of charge from the Recorder’s Office or on the web.

Laredo, our external land records management system, is available through a quarterly subscription if you access our information often. Visit: www.fidlartechnologies.com/laredo.aspx

Tapestry allows you to search recorded document information and print copies for a fee via the Internet at: www.landrecords.net

Free Search available on our website (listed above) provides limited information via grantor/grantee name.

Property Fraud Alert Program offers a free subscription service with personal notification to the subscriber if a document is recorded in their name. Visit: www.propertyfraudalert.com/mchenryil

Illinois Real Estate Transfer Declaration Forms (PTAX-203, 203-A and 203-B) are available free of charge at the Recorder’s Office. For more information regarding these forms, contact the Recorder’s Office, or visit the Illinois Department of Revenue website at: www.revenue.state.il.us

Recorder of Deeds Recording Requirements for the State of Ollinois.

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 hereditaments 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 survivorship, 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 recordation 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.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).

* * * * If you have any questions regarding this fee schedule, contact the Recorder’s Office at 815/334-4110. Please be advised that no legal advice or opinions will be given by the Recorder’s Office Staff either in person or by telephone.

Cities and villages

Crystal Lake (pop. 40,743)
Algonquin (pop. 30,046, ) – partly in Kane County
Lake in the Hills (pop. 28,965)
McHenry (pop. 26,992)
Woodstock (pop. 24,770)
Huntley (pop. 24,291) – partly in Kane County
Cary (pop. 18,271)
Fox Lake (pop. 11,042) – mostly in Lake County
Island Lake (pop. 10,025) – partly in Lake County
Harvard (pop. 9,965)
Marengo (pop. 7,614)
Johnsburg (pop. 6,806)
Spring Grove (pop. 5,807)
Lakemoor (pop. 5,776) – partly in Lake County
Fox River Grove (pop. 5,202) – partly in Lake County

Barrington Hills (pop. 4,375) – partly in Cook, Kane, and Lake Counties
Wonder Lake (pop. 3,867)
Lakewood (pop. 3,706)
Oakwood Hills (pop. 2,395)
Richmond (pop. 2,317)
Prairie Grove (pop. 2,007)
Hebron (pop. 1,426)
Bull Valley (pop. 1,129)
McCullom Lake (pop. 1,111)
Port Barrington (pop. 788) – partly in Lake County
Holiday Hills (pop. 716)
Union (pop. 620)
Trout Valley (pop. 601)
Ringwood (pop. 836)
Greenwood (pop. 257)

Census designated places

Wonder Lake (CDP) (pop. 7,463)
Pistakee Highlands (pop. 3,812)

Unincorporated communities

Alden
Big Foot Prairie (partial)
Burtons Bridge
Chemung
Coral
Franklinville

Harmony
Hartland
Lawrence
Ridgefield
Riley

Silver Lake
Solon Mills

 

History

McHenry County was formed in 1836 out of Cook and LaSalle counties. The county was named for Major William McHenry, an Indian fighter who died in Vandalia in 1835.

McHenry County originally stretched all the way east to Lake Michigan, with the county seat centrally in McHenry, but in 1839, the eastern townships of the county were carved out to form Lake County.

President Gerald Ford‘s mother Dorothy Ayer Gardner Ford and maternal grandfather Levi Addison Gardner and possibly his maternal grandmother Adele Augusta Ayer Gardner were born in the county (near Harvard, Illinois).

 

Zip codes for McHenry County-Illinois

60001 Alden 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60033 Alden 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60102 Algonquin 847/224 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60156 Algonquin 847/224 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60021 Barrington Hills 847/224 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60102 Barrington Hills 847/224 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60012 Bull Valley 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60050 Bull Valley 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60097 Bull Valley 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60098 Bull Valley 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60013 Cary 847/224 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60033 Chemung 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60152 Coral 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60012 Crystal Lake 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60014 Crystal Lake 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60039 Crystal Lake 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60021 Fox River Grove 847/224 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60021 Fox River Grv 847/224 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60098 Greenwood 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60033 Harvard 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60034 Hebron 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60050 Holiday Hills 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60051 Holiday Hills 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60142 Huntley 847/224 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60050 Johnsburg 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60051 Johnsburg 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60102 Lake in the Hills 847/224 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60156 Lake In The Hills 847/224 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60102 Lake In The Hls 847/224 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60156 Lake In The Hls 847/224 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60050 Lakemoor 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60051 Lakemoor 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60014 Lakewood 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60152 Marengo 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60050 McCullom Lake 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60050 McHenry 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60051 McHenry 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60013 Oakwood Hills 847/224 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60012 Prairie Grove 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60050 Prairie Grove 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60071 Richmond 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60012 Ridgefield 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60072 Ringwood 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60071 Solon Mills 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60081 Spring Grove 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60050 Sunnyside 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60013 Trout Valley 847/224 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60180 Union 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60014 Village of Lakewood 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60014 Vlg of Lakewd 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60051 Volo 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60097 Wonder Lake 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)
60098 Woodstock 815/779 McHenry County Illinois (IL)