RECORDING FEE SCHEDULE
Effective Jan 1, 2014
RECORDER OF DEEDS OFFICE
ST CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS
 
MAILING ADDRESS:                                        CONTACT US AT:
                                                                        618-277-6600
Regular Mail
Recorder of Deeds                                          recorder@co.st-clair.il.us
PO BOX 543
BELLEVILLE IL 62222                                                VISIT US ONLINE AT:
                                                                        www.co.st-clair.il.us
Over Night Mail:
Recorder of Deeds
10 Public Sq 5th Floor
Belleville, IL 62220
 
NOTICE:
 

NO LEGAL ADVICE OR OPINIONS WILL BE GIVEN BY THE RECORDERS STAFF

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LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS WILL NOT
BE GIVEN BY EITHER TELEPHONE, FAX OR EMAIL
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COPIES WILL NOT BE EMAILED OR FAXED BY RECORDER STAFF
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MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:      RECORDER OF DEEDS
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RECORDING DAY ENDS AT 3:00 PM ALL DOCUMENTS RECEIVED
AFTER 3:00 WILL BE DATED FOR THE FOLLOWING
BUSINESS DAY
 

*STANDARDIZATION OF FORMS*

-Standardization of forms legislation Public Act #87-1197, effective Jan. 1, 1995
Illinois Compiled Statutes Chapter 55. Counties Division 3-5 Recorder. 5/3-5018 Fees.
 
1.     The document shall consist of one or more individual sheets measuring 8.5 inches by
11 inches, not permanently bound and not a continuous form.
 
2.     The document shall be typewritten or computer generated in black ink.
 
3.  The document shall be on white paper of not less then 20-pound weight and shall have a
     clean margin of at least one-half inch on the top, bottom and each side.
 
4.  The first page of the document shall contain a blank space, measuring at least 3 inches by
     5 inches, in the upper right hand corner.  Note: If your document does not have this space
     you can add a cover page to the document.
 
5.     The document shall not have any attachment stapled or otherwise affixed to any page.
 

A document that does not conform to these standards shall not be recorded except upon payment of

an additional $12.00, added to the original recording fee.  This applies only to documents dated
after January 1, 1995, and not to any document filed under the Plat Act.
 
 

*STATE IMPOSED SURCHARGE *

 
Effective August 1, 2005, all Illinois County Recorders must collect the Rental Housing Support Program Fund State Surcharge of  $10.00 for the recording of all real estate-related documents executed or signed on or after August 1, 2005.  This is not part of the recording fee, it is a State Surcharge levied against all real estate-related documents.  For your convenience however, the surcharge will be included in the base cost for recording on this fee schedule. 
$10 SURCHARGE
NO SURCHARGE
 
Mortgages / Leases
Mortgages and Notes
Mortgage Releases
Leases
Extensions
Subordinations
Oil & Gas Lease
Coal Lease
Timber Agreement / Lease
 
 
Deed / Plat Documents
Agreements / Options to purchase
Deeds / Contracts of Deed
Cemetery Deeds
Land Grants
Plats / Surveys
Monument Records
Private Easements
Notice of Reclamation
 
 
Liens / Foreclosures
 
All Liens
LIS Pendens
Foreclosures
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Miscellaneous
UCC’s
Articles of Incorporation
Judgments / Memo of Judgments
Notice of Probate
Power of Attorney for Property
Public Easements
 
Wills / Death Certificates
Wills
Transcript (involving Will, Death
Certificate, etc.)
Death Certificates
 
 
ANYTHING NOTARIZED
PRIOR TO AUG 1, 2005
 
 
Does not apply to documents
Recorded for:
 
State agency
School district
Federal government
Municipalities
Unit of local government
Certified Copy
Re-recordings
 
 
RECORDING FEES
 
Payment must be made by either cash, check or money order.
Please Make Check Payable To: Recorder of Deeds
Please note: Check or Money Order must be for the correct amount or the documents will be returned for correction.
 
 
            (A)       Minimum Fee for Recording Most Instruments       $39.25
                        1 – 4 pages,
                        Referencing 1 document #
                        With full legal description
 (note: some documents may not be recorded w/o full legal)
                       
                        Each page over four (4)                                             $ 1.00
                        Each additional document #                                      $1.00
                        Fee for no legal                                                          $1.00
           
 
(B)       Subdivision & Condominium Plats                           $108.25
                        1 page
 
                        Each additional page                                                 $ 1.00
 
 
            (C)       Survey Plat                                                                 $50.25
                        1 page
 
                        Each additional page                                                 $1.00
 
            (D)       Ordinance                                                                   $34.25
                        1-4 pages
 
                        Each additional page                                                 $1.00
 
            (E)       Assignment of Oil & Gas or Mineral rights              $40.25
                        1-2 pages
 
                        Each additional page                                                 $1.00
 
            (F)       Blanket Assignment                                                   $39.25
                        1-4 pages
                        Referencing 1 document #
                        With full legal description
 
 
                        Each additional page                                                 $1.00
                        Fee for no legal                                                          $1.00
                        Each additional document #                                      $7.00
 
 
            (G)       State & Federal Tax Liens & Releases                    $11.00
                        1-2 pages
                        Referencing 1 name
 
                        Each additional page                                                 $1.00
                        Each additional name                                                $1.00
 
            (H)       UCC Financing Statements                                    $35.25
                        Continuation Statements
                        Amendment Statements
                        Partial Release Statements
                        Regardless of the number of pages
 
            (I)        UCC Termination  Statements                                  $22.25
                        Regardless of the number of pages
 
 
 
OTHER FEES
 
 
            (J)        UCC Search                                                               $13.00
                        1 name
                        1 address
 
                        Each additional name                                                $13.00
                        Each additional address                                             $13.00
 
            (K)       Standard In Office Copies (per page)                        $2.00
 
            (L)       Certified Copy Fee = Original Recording fee minus surcharge
 
            (M)      UCC Copies (per page)                                              $1.00
 
            (N)       State & Federal Tax Lien copies (per page)              $1.00
 
            (O)       Small Plats (per page)                                                $2.00
                        8 ½ x 11 size paper
                        11 x 17 size paper
 
 
 
            (P)       Full Plats (per page)                                                   $5.00
                        Micro Film copies prior to Plat Bk 97 -56
                       
 
            (Q)       30 X 36 Plats –Plat Bk 97-56 forward                       $10.00
                        1st page
 
                        Each Additional Page                                                $5.00
 
            (R)       Index Only Search Online                                         $0.00
                        http://216.182.182.50/ILStClair/DirectSearch/Default.aspx
           
(S)               Laredo Account Monthly Plans
 
1.      0-250 Min =$75.00 month
+ $ 0.25 overage fee
+$0.35 per page copy fee
 
2.      251-500 Min =$125.00 month
+ $ 0.23 overage fee
+$0.35 per page copy fee
 
                                    3.  501-1000 Min = $200.00 month
+ $ 0.18 overage fee
+$0.35 per page copy fee
 
                                    4.  1001-2000 Min = $300.00 month
+ $ 0.15 overage fee
+$0.35 per page copy fee
 
5.      2001 & up unlimited plan = $400.00 month
+ $0.00  overage fee
+$0.35 per page copy fee
 
                        (T)       Tapestry Search Online         $5.95 per search includes up to
                                    250 results and $.50 per page to print
                                    www.landrecords.net
 
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Online index information begins on 1/2/1986 with Document # A00833820
The first image online is from 8/31/1989 Document # A00991191.  Many, but not all, images from August 31, 1989 forward are available to print online. 
If you are unsure if the image you are seeking is available online, please feel free to call our office to verify that the image is available before you pay to do an online search. 
 
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All recorded documents (except military discharge documents) and indexes are available for public inspection at the St Clair County Recorder of Deeds Office free of charge.  Office hours are 8:30 – 5:00 Monday – Friday.                 Please note: If you wish to make copies of documents in our office, copy fees do apply.
 
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Requests made for copies from our office will only be fulfilled if accompanied by the correct fee for the copy.  Requests will be fulfilled the same day they are received.  Mail Request To:
 
Over Night Mail:                                  Regular Mail
Recorder of Deeds                              Recorder of Deeds
Attn: Copy Request                             Attn: Copy Request
10 Public Sq 5th Floor                         PO Box 543
Belleville, IL 62220                             Belleville, IL 62222
                                               
Please make sure your request includes the document number or book & page of the document that you need as well as what type of copy you wish to purchase (plain or certified).  In addition, please make sure that your request includes a mailing address or SASE for the copy to be returned to you.