Please see our fee schedule for updated recording costs.
A complete legal description includes a lot and block number, if any, and a subdivision name. If the property is a tract of land outside of a subdivision, the legal description must have section, township and range numbers.
All documents containing a legal description must have the physical address in area near the legal description.
You can obtain your parcel number through the:
Office of Supervisor of Assessments:Ray Durston
Phone: (217) 532-9595
FAX: (217) 532-9599
Hours: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM Monday –Friday.
Mailing address: #1 Courthouse Square
Hillsboro, IL 62049-0595
Plat Act Affidavits are required on all deeds that are recorded in our county. You can find this form on the Recording Forms page. Please note that this form must have the appropriate number circled, be signed, and notarized.
All documents require a "prepared by" and "return to" name and address. Any document such as a deed that transfers property rights must include a "future taxes to" name and address.
2 inch margin on the top right corner of the first page, and then a 1 inch margin from the top of all subsequent pages.