About Recorder's Office
The Recorder's Office is Dedicated to
Customer Service through Communication, Attention to Detail and a Commitment to
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 Forms & Fee Schedules 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.
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
Your 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
Serving 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.
Recorder Office Administration
DuPage County Recorder:
- Anthony D.
Manzzullo, Chief Deputy Recorder
- Craig Loveless, Deputy
- Marie Pouk, Computer Operations Manager
Malay, Administrative Assistant
History and Growth of the Recorder's Office
DuPage County Recorder's Office is the official land records office for all real
estate located in this County. The foundation of what was to become the
Recorder's Office was laid in 1215 A. D. with the signing of the Magna Carta
which provided for state protection of land ownership.
primary responsibility is the accurate and timely maintenance of the indexing of
documents in the chain of title to DuPage County land whose value today
exceeds 65 billion dollars. Your property and its ownership is filed in the
Today, revenue taken in by this office exceeds 15
million dollars annually. This revenue is based on fees provided by the Illinois
State legislature in the Illinois Compiled Statutes and is deposited in the
County corporate fund.
The Recorder's Office has seen many changes over
the years. As recently as the mid 1970's, documents were indexed by hand. I have
completely automated the office to incorporate into use the rapidly changing
technological breakthroughs. I have recently installed an imaging system, which
permits customers to retrieve documents from a personal computer.
customer utilizes the Recorder's Office today to record a document, their
receipt is computer generated and their document is available on a computer
search within 24 hours. Information has been made available to the public, which
has never been available previously. Title companies and other committed users
of my office have the ability to access, at their office location, information
maintained in the Recorder's Office. This has provided a new and valuable source
of revenue for the County and its taxpayers.
I have compiled pertinent
information relative to the recordation of instruments in the Office of the
DuPage County Recorder. Within you will also find a schedule of fees and many
other items of use and interest.
Serving 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 member of
my staff may be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to call or