General Information

The Recorder's office is the repository for many types of documents. State statutes require that these documents be kept forever and that they are stored in a medium that meets standards as set in the Illinois Archival Standards Statutes.
Among the documents accepted for recordation here are: all those relating to real estate transactions and ownership, liens of many kinds, financing statements (U.C.C.'s), Sub-division & Condominium Plats, Land Surveys and many miscellaneous documents such as Military Discharges, Corporation Papers, Powers of Attorney, Foreign Birth Certificates and Farm Names.
The Tazewell County Recorder's office employs technology that is dependable, fast and easy to use. It is the very best technology that is available to Recorders anywhere and exceeds those standards required by Illinois State Statutes.
We make a point of pride of our policy of twenty four hour "turn around." This simply means that every document accepted for recordation one day is returned to the originator the next business day, few Recorder's offices in the State can make that claim. Last year we processed over 30,000 documents.
Our employees are all very knowledgeable and experienced. We will be glad to help you find what you want to know and will show you how the system works. Just ask, you will find us friendly and helpful.
 

Effective July 1, 2013 Affidavit for Purpose of Illinois Plat Act Requirements

Click here to download
Affidavit for IL Plat Act

THE TAZEWELL COUNTY RECORDER'S OFFICE IS THE REPOSITORY FOR MANY IMPORTANT PUBLIC RECORDS. THE MOST COMMON TYPE OF THESE RECORDS ARE REAL ESTATE RELATED.
The following is a list of the type of documents on file with the recorder's office:

Real Estate and Land Records

  • Warranty Deeds
  • Quit Claim Deeds
  • Deeds in Trust
  • Judicial Deeds
  • Trustee's Deeds
  • Mortgages
  • Trust Deeds
  • Assignments of Mortgages
  • Plats
  • Subdivisions
  • Surveys
  • Contract for Deeds
  • Release Deeds
  • Monument Records
  • Uniform Commercial Code

Liens

  • Federal
  • State
  • Mechanics
  • Memos of Judgment
  • Retailers
  • Unemployment
  • Child Support

Uniform Commercial Code

  • Financing Statement
  • Continuations
  • Amendments
  • Terminations
  • Searches

Miscellaneous

  • Veteran's Discharges
  • Corporations Papers
  • Foreign Birth Certificates
  • Farm Names
  • Cemetery
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Bills of Sale