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.