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Recorder of Deeds
Michael Costello
Recorder of Deeds

​Michael Costello has served as the St. Clair County Recorder of Deeds since 1984.

The St. Clair County Recorder of Deeds is the  land records official for all real estate located in the County.

The office processes and maintains all documents transferring land in order to establish legal ownership and protect rights.

The Recorder of Deeds processes about 300 documents daily. Most of these transactions involve real estate.

In addition to processing deeds and mortgages, the Recorder's staff records plats of subdivisions, ordinances and annexations, liens and releases, UCC filings, military discharge papers, mortgages and other documents.

The office also maintains records of dissolution of corporations and articles of incorporation. Property liens by cities or villages are also recorded in the Recorder's office.