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CCRD PUBLIC NOTICE

CCRD PUBLIC NOTICE

Recorder of Deeds Public Notice In response to the ongoing public health crisis involving COVID-19, Cook County Recorder of Deeds Edward M. Moody is taking steps to ensure the safety of our customers, employees and the residents of Cook County. The goal is to continue to provide important services to the public while limiting the exposure […]

Predictable Fee One Week Away

Predictable Fee One Week Away

The Predictable Fee Recording Schedule will begin on Monday May 20th, 2019. If you haven’t already seen it, you may view the new fee schedule here. Notes and reminders as our office makes the switch to this new fee schedule; As we move closer to Predictable Recording Fee Schedule beginning on May 20th, 2019, we are […]

STATUS OF RECORDER OF DEEDS MICROFILM

STATUS OF RECORDER OF DEEDS MICROFILM

WHAT: For several years, microfilm that contains copies of recorded documents has been deteriorating with something called Vinegar Syndrome. In addition to emitting a significant odor, Vinegar Syndrome is a chemical reaction that causes the deterioration of acetate-based microfilm. Over time, Vinegar Syndrome renders affected documents unusable and unsalvageable. The acid released from this chemical […]

NEW PREDICTABLE RECORDING FEE SCHEDULE

NEW PREDICTABLE RECORDING FEE SCHEDULE

BACKGROUND: On March 21, 2019, the Cook County Board of Commissioners passed the Predictable Recording Fee Ordinance. This Ordinance is designed to make it easier for customers to calculate the price of recording a document with the Recorder of Deeds Office. Once this ordinance becomes effective, the fee for recording the vast majority of documents […]

A (Temporary) Farewell from Karen Yarbrough

Dear Residents, Taxpayers, and Homeowners of Cook County, Today is a bittersweet day for me, as I submit my resignation as Recorder of Deeds, and take the Oath of Office as your next Cook County Clerk. I say goodbye to you all from this role, but only temporarily. As many of you know, the County […]

New Service! Paperless Record Certification with Blockchain

As her final innovation as Recorder of Deeds, Karen A. Yarbrough is announcing that the Cook County Recorder of Deeds will soon offer paperless Certified Digital Files, in addition to certified paper copies. This expansion of service, made possible with the help of Onyx Electronics, will allow customers to obtain a certified copy of an […]

MyDec to be Required for All County Conveyances

MyDec to be Required for All County Conveyances

Effective January 21, 2019, prior to recording, all Cook County property conveyance instruments must be accompanied by an electronically-completed  Cook County Real Estate Transfer Tax Declaration, aka, a “MyDec,” which can be completed via the Illinois Department of Revenue’s MyDec Transfer Tax Portal – https://mytax.illinois.gov/mydec The requirement to use MyDec is already in effect for all […]

CCRD Fights for Ability to Help Homeowners Invalidate Expired Mechanics Liens

Despite a last-minute attempt to derail the legislation by special interests who benefit from Illinois’ overly-complicated real estate laws, Cook County of Recorder of Deeds Karen A. Yarbrough was successful in passing a bill to allow the Office to help homeowners clear up expired mechanic’s (contractors) liens at no cost to the homeowner. House Bill 5201, which […]