Due to the Coronavirus, the Adams County Recorder is limiting access to the general public.

Please contact the Adams County Recorder’s office for further information at 217-277-2126.

Real estate records can be searched at Land Records Search

Real Estate records can be e-filed at E-Recording

Per statutory requirements, the Adams County Clerk and Recorder had a cost analysis completed to set and increase certain fees. The cost analysis was completed by Bellwether, LLC. Also, as required by state statute, Adams County shall adopt and implement a predictable fee schedule that eliminates surcharges or fees based on the certain attributes of a standard document to be recorded. In accordance with 55 ILCS 5/3 5018, Bellwether LLC has prepared a predictable fee schedule.

The Recorder's primary responsibility is the maintenance of the indexing of documents in the chain of title to land in Adams County.  Your property and its ownership is filed in the Recorder's Office.  Today, revenue taken in by this office is based on fees provided by the Illinois State legislature in the Illinois Compiled Statutes and is deposited in the County corporate fund.

Documents for recording will be accepted until 4:30pm, however at 3:30pm we stop recording and any documents left will be recorded the next day in the order we received them.

Have you just sold or purchased property in Adams County?  Do you want to verify the document was recorded in the Recorder’s Office?  Find your document number and the date your document was recorded.