We at the Cook County Recorder of Deeds Office take the global health crisis involving COVID-19 extremely seriously. In response to this global pandemic, the Recorder of Deeds Office has already taken steps to ensure the health and safety of our customers, employees and other residents of Cook County. In addition, we are constantly monitoring new developments that are being released by city, county, state, and federal public health officials. What is clear, is that affirmative action needs to be taken to prevent the spread of this virus and ensure the health and well-being of those that work in and interact with our Office. Accordingly, the Office of the Cook County Recorder of Deeds will be closed in its entirety beginning at the close of business at 5:00 pm on Friday, March 20, 2020.

What our closure means is that recording operations will cease until the Office re-opens again for business. With that said, customers can still submit e-recordings and those recordings will be placed in the recording queue in order in which they are received. Similarly, steps will be taken to ensure that documents received by USPS mail or commercial shipping carrier (such as FedEx or UPS) will begin to be processed upon the re-opening of the Office.

As stated in our previous notice, if you need to obtain a copy of a previously recorded document that was recorded since 1985, you can purchase a copy of the document on our website cookrecorder.com or on our vendor’s website ccrecorder.org. Information regarding purchasing documents online can be found on the Recorder’s website at: https://www.cookrecorder.com/search-our-records/

Please refer to our website, www.cookrecorder.com, for any updates regarding the status of the Recorder of Deeds Office.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by these changes. These changes are designed to protect the health and safety of our customers and staff. We need to work together to ensure the safety of or families, neighbors, co-workers, friends, and communities. The action by our Office is not being taken lightly, but it is required to stop the spread of COVID-19.