Recording of Documents
This office accepts documents for recording upon the records of the county.
In accordance with Illinois statutes, Chapter 55 ILCS 5/3-5018, a fee is charged for document recording. The fee varies with type: standard vs. non-standard forms.
Requests for Copies of Recorded Documents
This office does not perform property record searches for the public. You are welcome to visit the courthouse and perform your own search. If you know the document number or book & page number of the document desired, you may request delivery of a document by mail and avoid a visit to the courthouse. All requests for document copies must be made in person or by writing. Fax requests are not accepted. If writing to request copies, include the appropriate document information and enclose a fee of $0.50 per page. If you are unsure how many pages the document consists of, make a generous estimate and include enough funds to cover the likely number of pages. We will refund any over payments made. If you would like copies faxed to you, the fee is increased by $1.50 per document. All fees must be paid in advance.
Mail all documents and required notices to:
Make your checks payable to:
JACKSON COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER
1001 Walnut, Murphysboro, Illinois 62966-2194
Be sure to enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your fee.
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If you wish to download an Application for Absentee Ballot, click here or call my office at 618-687-7366 to request a pre-printed version.
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