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Plats and Delineations

At the time of recordation, the Recorder’s Office requires you to present the original plat and six (6) copies. If at the time of recording it can be determined that the plat presented for recordation will not lend itself adequately for micrographic reproduction, I will retain the original plat as a permanent record of the office.

Please refer to Illinois Compiled Statutes, Chapter 765, Property, Act 205, and Chapter 55 ILCS, Counties, for further information.

The following is from Division 3-5, Recorder, Chapter 55, Paragraph 5/3-5029.

No person shall offer or present for recording or record any map, plat or subdivision of land situated in any incorporated city, town or village, nor within one and one half miles of the corporate limits of any incorporated city, town or village which has adopted a city plan and is exercising the special powers authorized by Division 12 of Article 11 of the Illinois Municipal Code, as now or hereafter amended, and not included in any municipality unless the map, plat or subdivision is under the seal of a registered Illinois land surveyor and unless it is entitled to record as provided in Sections 11-15-1 and 11-12-3 of the Illinois Municipal Code, as now or hereafter amended. 

Any map, plat or subdivision of land presented for recording shall have attached thereto or endorsed thereon the Certificate of an Illinois Registered Land Surveyor that the land is or is not within any incorporated city, town or village, nor within one and one half miles of the corporate limits of any incorporated city, town or village which has adopted a city plan and is exercising the special powers authorized by Division 12 of Article 11 of the Illinois Municipal Code, as now or hereafter amended, and not included in any municipality. 

No person shall offer or present for recording or record any subdivision plat of any lands bordering on or including any public waters of the State in which the State of Illinois has any property rights or property interests, unless such subdivision plat is under the seal of a registered Illinois Land Surveyor and is approved by the Department of Transportation, nor shall any person offer or present for recording or record any map, plat or subdivision of lands, without indicating whether any part of which as shown on the map, plat or subdivision is located within a special flood hazard area as identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency nor shall any person offer or present for recording or record any map, plat or subdivision of land situated outside any incorporated city, town or village unless the map, plat or subdivision is under the seal of a registered Illinois Land Surveyor, and unless it is entitled to record as provided in Section 25.09 of "An Act to revise the law in relation to counties, "approved March 31, 1874, as amended, however, the provision of this section shall not apply to any street or highway survey map or plat. 

Any person who records, or offers or represents for recording, which offer or presentation results in a recording of, any map, plat or subdivision of land which he knows to be in violation of this section shall pay to the county the sum of $ 200, to be recovered in the circuit court, in the name of the state, for the use of the county, with costs of suit.

 

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