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Mary Eaton, Macon County Recorder

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

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Recorder Department

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 Recorder’s 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 15,000 to 20,000 documents a year.

Recorded documents and plats are available for purchase on our website. https://esearch.cichosting.com/

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

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

Recorder Fees

Notice: Recording Fees have increased as of October 1, 2018.

View Fee Schedule
View Copy Fees

Recorder Downloads

Title
Property Fraud Alert Form
1 file(s)
February 26, 2020
Recorder Fees 2018
1 file(s)
August 28, 2018
Copy Fees
1 file(s)
June 1, 2017
Mechanic’s Lien
1 file(s)
March 26, 2010
Release of Mortgage
1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Trustees Deed
1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Warranty Deed Joint Tenancy
1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Warranty Deed Statutory
1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Warranty Deed Tenancy by Entirety
1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Quit Claim Deed
1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Memo of Agreement for Deed
1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Executor’s Deed
1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Deed in Trust
1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Cemetery Deed
1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Bill of Sale
1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Assignment of Mortgage
1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Application for DD214
1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Administrator’s Deed
1 file(s)
May 18, 2009

FOIA Contacts

FOIA INFORMATION: Before completing the FOIA request, please call the office for your information. (217) 424-1359 All records in our office are of public record, excluding Military Records, and we will be glad to assist you.

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
Mary Eaton
141 S. Main St
Decatur, IL 62523
Phone 217-424-1359
Fax 217-428-2908
Email: meaton@co.macon.il.us

FOIA Request Form