Fee Schedule

Fee Schedule

New Fees Effective November 12, 2018.

Predictable Fee Schedule

Requirements for Standardization of Documents and Definition of a Non-Standard Document

Accepted forms of payment for recordings are cash and check only.


Sangamon County Recorder - A Grantee/Grantor Office Fees – Effective November 12, 2018

Document Preparation is a specialized task that may demand legal knowledge or advice. Black Ink is required.

Documents must contain:

  • Name and Address of Preparer
  • Return To
  • Tax Bill To (if applicable)
  • Tax ID# and Common Address (last two items may be acquired at 217-753-6805).  

Recording Fees for Real Property Transactions:

Standard 8.5" x 11" paper with at least a 3" x 5" blank space in the upper right-hand corner - $55


Types of Documents:

  • Agreements/Options to Purchase
  • Assignments
  • Coal Lease
  • Deeds/Contract for Deed
  • Easements (other than public utility)
  • Extensions
  • Foreclosures
  • Land Grants
  • Leases
  • Lis Pendens
  • Liens
  • Mineral Deed
  • Monument Records
  • Mortgages and Notes
  • Mortgage Releases
  • Notice of Reclamation
  • Plats/Surveys
  • Oil & Gas Lease
  • Royalty Deed
  • Subordinations
  • Timber Agreement/Lease

Non-Standard Rental Housing Support Surcharge & Not Meeting Standardization Requirements (click link at top of page) - $75

Deeds/Easements/Leases may require Transfer Tax Stamps - $.50 per $500 value for State plus $.25 per $500 value for County – refer to: https://www2.illinois.gov/rev/localgovernments/property/Pages/default.aspx


Exceptions to Surcharge:

  • Judgments
  • Judgment Releases
  • Notice of Probate
  • Power of Attorney
  • UCC's and birth records
  • death certificates
  • marriage records (outside of Sangamon Co) -

Fees:

Search and Other Non-Recording Requests 

  • Copies: Certified (all documents except Plats) - $26
  • Non-Certified - first two (2) pages - $2 – additional pages - $.25 each

Escrow Accounts

  • Call 217-535-3140. Monthly statements provided.
  • Faxed Requests/Email Requests require payment in advance or escrow account (up to four (4) pages) cover included - $5 each – add'l pages - $.25 each
    (See Copy Requests)

Genealogical Searches

  • $25 each
  • Copies - $2 first two (2) pages - $.25 each add'l page

Requests must be sent in writing, faxed, or submitted through Copy Requests


Federal or State Lien / Release

These must include the parties' name(s) to be searched, type of lien or release (Federal or State), ID SSN number, amount of lien.

Plats 11" x 17" size - $3 each
Up to 30" x 36" - $5 each


UCC Search

  • NAME, DBA, ADDRESS - $10 each
  • UCC Copies - $1 each

Veteran's Record DD-214 with ID - No charge

For any additional information call: 217-535-3150.