County Recorder - Fred Bucholz
"The Recorder's Office
is Dedicated to Customer Service through Communication, Attention to Detail and
a Commitment to Excellence."
As the DuPage County Recorder, I believe
first and foremost that service is the main objective of the office. My staff
is willing to assist you in any manner possible. Please keep in mind that we
are not attorneys and cannot dispense legal advice. If you have questions about
the preparation or legality of a document, you should consult with an attorney.
When you are ready to record your documents, you may either mail them or
present them for processing to my staff.
The Recorder's Office has a
number of forms for your convenience available by selecting the Online Forms
link. Your attorney or a local office supply store provides most of the other
forms necessary for you to achieve the recording result you require.
Recording fees are established by the Illinois State legislature and the
DuPage County Board and are mandatory upon the Recorder. Instruments are recorded only upon the receipt of the proper fee,
which may be in the form of cash, check, Visa or Mastercard.
document will be retained so that it may be entered into the computer and
subsequently filmed and imaged for permanent archival purposes. Your document
will then be returned to you by mail.
If in the future you would have
need of a copy of a document that has been recorded, you may either come in
during office hours and search for the document or retrieve a copy from the web
site. Extensive information may be obtained by personal search either in the
office, on the Internet or by employing one of the title companies serving
We offer a guide to permit you to carry out your business with the
Recorder's Office in the most efficient manner possible. Due to the technical
and legal nature of documents, the information provided, though comprehensive,
is by no means complete. You may require the services of an attorney if your
own research proves difficult. If any discrepancy arises between this guide and
the Illinois Compiled Statutes, the latter will prevail.
you remains my primary mission. I remain committed to the citizens of DuPage
County and continually strive to enhance and improve the services of the
Recorder's Office. If I or any of my staff may be of assistance to you, please
do not hesitate to call or visit.