As of March 31, 2020 the McHenry County Recorder’s Office will no longer be issuing refunds for over-payment of Recording fees. Your document will be rejected for an incorrect check amount.
Please view our fee schedule. You may also call our office at: 815-334-4110, a staff member can assist you in determining your recording fees. You may also send a blank, signed check and we will fill in the amount and send you a receipt.
McHenry County has recommended that the Recorder’s Office temporarily cease in-person activity at this time due to the COVID-19 virus. The current operations will continue within the office via electronic recording, online inquiry, e-mail, mail, phone and fax.
If it is essential to do business by visiting our office and cannot be met by one of the methods stated above, please contact us at: 815-334-4110 or view our “Tips for Good Recordings” prior to your visit.
Current hours of operation:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
For questions, please call or email at:
PHONE: (815) 334-4110
E-MAIL: [email protected]
The GIS Fee will be increased from $15 to $24 in order to cover the cost of McHenry County's Geographic Information System. The McHenry County GIS cadastral data, online maps, aerials, topography data, software, and services are relied upon in several areas of County business/operations such as assessments, land use planning, zoning, water resources, crime analysis, emergency management and public safety, engineering, transportation planning, environmental health and evidence in court cases. The attached fee schedule will be in effect for all documents presented for recordation on or after December 1, 2019.If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the GIS Department or Recorder's Office.
The mission of the McHenry County Recorder's Office is to record, maintain and to retrieve all real estate records, documents and plats of subdivision in McHenry County, while providing an efficient office giving the public courteous, fast and correct information on any of the over 3.4 million documents recorded.
- Professional Search Program Laredo: Search Land Records and Print Images (Quarterly Fee)
- Property Fraud Alert: Sign Up and Protect Yourself!
- Honor Rewards: Free Incentive Program for Veterans
- Tapestry: Pay As You Go Land Records Search
- McHenry County Recorder's Free Web Search: Search Indexed Land Records
EFFECTIVE MONDAY OCTOBER 22, 2018, THE McHENRY COUNTY RECORDER'S OFFICE
WILL BE USING A NEW CREDIT CARD VENDOR.
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.