The County Clerk serves as the Recorder of Deeds in Logan County. Records of real estate transactions are recorded in the County Clerk's office. Real estate recordings date back to 1839.

 

Document Preparation

 

Document Preparation is a specialized task which may demand legal knowledge or advice. The Office of the County Clerk is forbidden by law to give legal advice.

The following documents are necessary for certain filings: 

Documents for recording must contain:

  • Name and address of "Prepared By"
  • Name and address of "Return To"
  • Name and address of "Tax Bill To" (if applicable)
  • Property Tax Identification Number
  • Legal description
  • Common address

 

 

 

 Standard Document (55 ILCS 5/3-5018)
  • 8.5" x 11"
  • Black Ink
  • Minimum 10 point type
  • 3" x 5" blank space in upper right corner of first page
  • A page may not have anything affixed to it with tape, glue, label, etc.
 Non-Standard Documents (55 ILCS 5/3-5018)
  • Any Document failing to meet the requirements listed under Standard Document
 RHSP Exempt

  The $10.00 Rental Housing Support Program surcharge does not apply to the following:

  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Birth, Death, and Marriage Records
  • Memorandum of Judgement/Release of Judgement
  • Notice of Probate
  • Power of Attorney
  • Transcripts
  • Affidavit 
  • Wills
  • UCCs and Terminations
  • Easements
  • Sewerage, Weed, Garbage, Water Liens, and Releases
  • Documents for State, Federal Agencies, and Local Units of Government
 Subdivision Plats

 

 Plat of Survey
  • Up to 11" x 17"
  • 3" x 5" blank space in upper right corner OR cover sheet

 

 

Recording Fees

 

 

Predictable Recording Fee Schedule.

 

Our current, acceptable forms of payment for recordings are cash or check only.

 

E-Recording

 

     E-recording is the process of submitting documents for recording online, no paper copies of documents will be used. The County Clerk’s staff will review, record, and return the document electronically as well. This process reduces the turnaround time, reduces the time for handling rejected documents, and eliminates uncertainty caused by delays in the mail. This service is available through four separate vendors:

 

Follow the links to any of the above providers to create an account and begin e-recording with Logan County.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact the County Clerk’s Office (217-732-4148 or recorder@logancountyil.gov).

 

Land Records Search

 

   The data and document images from December 1, 1984 to present are available online. You are welcome to come to our office and use one of our free terminals to search information. The Logan County Clerk's office is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. If this is not convenient, listed below are options to search Logan County land records via the internet. 

 

Property Fraud Alert

 

Protect yourself and your most valuable asset by signing up for free Property Fraud Alert. This service provides free real-time monitoring and notification of potentially fraudulent activity. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

     For any additional recording or land record information call the office at: (217) 732-4148 or email recorder@logancountyil.gov.