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Recorder Department

Mary A. Eaton, Recorder

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

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

Hours:
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

Price

Add'l Pages

Standard 4 page Document

$50.00

$1.00

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

$59.00

$1.00

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

$35.00

N/A

TS

$27.00

N/A

Plats of Subdivisions

$88.00

$1.00

Judgements, Corporations, & Power of Attorney

$40.00

$1.00

State Lien

$11.00

$1.00

Federal Lien

$16.00

$1.00

Links

Downloads

Please visit our downloads page and click on the Recorder link on the left hand column for a complete list of the available Recorder downloads.

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Recorder Fee Notice

A new fee schedule will take effect December 1, 2013

>> View New Fee Schedule

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