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Forms and Fee Schedules

The following forms are being provided as a courtesy of the DuPage County Recorder's Office for use in DuPage County, Illinois.

Please note that the Recorder's Office cannot provide you with legal assistance or advice. It is strongly recommended that you consult with an attorney prior to preparation to ensure the proper selection along with the criteria needed per document.

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Forms & Fee Schedules
Real Estate Transfer Declarations - State of Illinois

All questions regarding Real Estate Transfer Declarations should be directed to the Illinois Department of Revenue. Please visit their website at MyDec Help or call 844-445-1114.  State of Illinois Statute 35 ILCS 200 & County of DuPage Resolution F11879

Recorder Fee Schedules
Document Classifications
  • Deeds
  • Leases, lease amendments, or similar transfer of interest documents
  • Mortgages
  • Easements
  • Irregular documents
  • Blanket recordings
  • Miscellaneous
  • Exempt documents
Irregular Documents

•    The document shall consist of one or more individual sheets measuring 8.5 inches by 11 inches, not permanently bound and not a continuous form. Graphic displays accompanying a document to be recorded that measures up to 11 inches by 17 inches shall be recorded without charging an additional fee. 
•    The document shall be legibly printed in black ink, by hand, type, or computer. Signatures and dates may be in contrasting colors as long as they will reproduce clearly. 
•    The document shall be on white paper of not less than 20-pound weight and shall have a clean margin of at least one-half inch on the top, the bottom, and each side. Margins may be used only for non-essential notations which will not affect the validity of the document, including but not limited to form numbers, page numbers, and customer notations. 
•    The first page of the document shall contain a blank space, measuring at least 3 inches by 5 inches, from the upper right corner. 
•    The document shall not have any attachment stapled or otherwise affixed to any page.

Blanket Recordings
  • A document making specific reference to more than 5 tax parcel identification numbers in the county in which it is presented for recording.
  • A document making specific reference to more than 5 document numbers recorded in the county in which it is presented for recording.
Exempt Documents

Fee imposed as provided by applicable law or ordinance

  • A document recorded pursuant to the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
  • State lien or federal lien
Document Classifications Fees 55 ILCS 5/3-5018.2
  • Deeds: $76.00
  • Leases: $76.00
  • Mortgages: $76.00
  • Easements: $76.00
  • Irregular Documents: $102.00
  • Blanket Recordings: $76.00
  • Miscellaneous: $76.00
Plat Documents 55 ILCS 5/3-5018.2
  • First Page: $100.00
  • Each Additional Page: $2.00
  • Exhibit 11 x 17 or less (Accompanying a Standard Document): $76.00
UCC Documents 810 ILCS 5/9-525 & 810 ILCS 5/9-404.5
  • Filing (Secretary of State Form): $70.00
  • Termination (Secretary of State Form): $55.00
  • Termination: Each Additional Name per Address $5.00
  • Non-Conforming: $60.00

The recording amounts above include the following fees: Recording, Document Storage System (DSS) $10.00, Geographic Information System (GIS) $21.00, Real Property $1.00 and Rental Housing Support Program (RHSP) $18.00.  The RHSP fee does not apply when recording documents which are not real estate related or documents recorded by units of government.  310 ILCS 105/7.

Military Discharge 55 ILCS 5/3-5015
  • Recording: No charge
  • First Certified Copy: No Charge
Copy Fee Schedule

Document Copies:

  • Per page: $0.50
  • Certification: $5.00
Plat Copies
  • 11 x 17: $1.50
  • 18 x 24: $2.50
  • 24 x 36: $5.00
  • 36 x 48: $8.00
UCC Copies
  • Per page: $1.00
  • Certification: $5.00
UCC Search 810 ILCS 5/9-525

Certificate issued per name searched.

  • Search Fee per Name: $10.00
Electronic / Faxed Copies
  • Per page: $0.50
Service Charge

Applied to phone, email, fax & mail requests.

  • Per document/plat: $5.00

Military Discharge Request Form needs to be completed and identification is required.

  • Per certified copy: $1.25
  • Color Print 18 x 24: $5.00
  • Color Print 24 x 36: $10.00
  • Color Print 36 x 48: $15.00
Includes one time Service Charge.  USB's must be purchased through the Recorder's Office & cannot be recycled for additional documents after purchase.

  • USB 2G: $10.00
  • Per Page: $0.50
  • Per Page (.pdf): $0.50

**All fees subject to change without notice**

Payment is required at the time of recording.
Pay Types
  • Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, UnionPay
  • Checks: payable to 'DuPage County Recorder' (no starter checks)
  • Money Order: payable to 'DuPage County Recorder'
  • Cash
Business Accounts

Agreement must be completed and submitted for approval.

  • Automated Clearing House (ACH)
  • Escrow
Payment Fees
  • Credit Card Convenience Fee - transactions $60.00 and above: 2.75%
  • Credit Card Convenience Fee - transactions $59.99 and under: $2.00
  • Returned Check Fee - $25.00
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