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 of the virus to our customers and staff. Fortunately, many of the services provided by our office can be provided without direct, in person contact. As a result, the Recorder of Deeds will be making the following changes in response to the threat posed by Covid-19:

At the start of business on Tuesday March 17, 2020, the Recorder of Deeds Office, including Recorder of Deeds Satellite locations, will be closed to the public. This measure will be in effect through March 31, 2020. This precautionary measure will help protect employees and the public against the spread of COVID 19. With this said, there will be several ways for customers to receive important services from the Recorder of Deeds Office during this period:


Customers will continue to be able to record documents with this office via our e-recording process or by submitting documents to our office via USPS mail or commercial shipping carrier (such as FedEx or UPS).

Information relating to e-recording documents with our office can be found on the Recorder of Deeds website at

Information on how to submit documents by mail or commercial shipping carrier can also be found on the Recorder’s website at

Retrieving and Purchasing Previously Recorded Documents

If you need to obtain a copy of a previously recorded document, there are several options available to you. If the document you are requesting was recorded since 1985, you can purchase a copy of the document on our website or on our vendor’s website at Information regarding purchasing documents online can be found on the Recorder’s website at

Search Records

If you are in need of a document that was recorded prior to 1985, you can request that document by sending an email to (please include Document Search in the subject line and information relating to your document request in the body of the email). If you need additional assistance regarding your document request, you can reach us at (312) 603-5050.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by these changes. In the end, these changes are designed to protect the health and safety of our customers and staff.