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Recorder Department

Mary A. Eaton, Recorder

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

Phone: (217) 424-1359
Fax: (217) 428-2908

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

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 recorders 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 25,000 to 30,000 documents a year.

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 current date. This includes all real estate transactions and Judgments.

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

Recorder Fees:

Document Type


Add'l Pages

Standard 4 page Document



Non-Standard 4 page Document
(ex. 11x14 and/or without 3.5 x 5 are in upper right corner



UCC - CS, Amd FS, Prtl Rel FS, Asgn FS






Plats of Subdivisions



Judgements, Corporations, & Power of Attorney



State Lien



Federal Lien



FOIA Contacts

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
Michael Baggett
253 E Wood St, Fourth Floor
Decatur, IL 62523
Phone 217-424-1400
Fax 217-424-1402
Click here for FOIA Request form



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Recorder Fee Notice

A new fee schedule took effect December 1, 2013

>> View New Fee Schedule

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