All county offices will be closed on Friday, July 3rd, in observance of Independence Day.

Recorder's Office - Joseph J. Tirio, McHenry County Recorder

Services Provided

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Redaction of Social Security Numbers
In an effort to help defray identity theft, redacting of social security numbers are preformed to block out this information.

Identity Protection for Military Veterans
A completed application and photo identification is required to obtain information or copies of original military records.

Property Fraud Alert Program
A subscription service offering personal notification to the subscriber via email, test message or telephone, if a document is recorded in their name. Sign up at or call 1-800-728-3858. For more information, see our Property Fraud Alert FAQ Sheet [PDF].

Honor Rewards Program
The Honor Rewards program is a community service made available through your McHenry County Recorder’s office to thank and acknowledge our nation’s veterans for their sacrifices to our country. This program allows veterans in McHenry County to sign-up to receive an Honor Rewards Card and use this ID Card to receive discounts and benefits at local participating retailers, restaurants and other businesses.

Laredo is an Internet search program designed for real estate-related firms that need daily access to the land records in McHenry County. This service offers expanded searches using party name, document number, recording dates, document types, parcel, subdivision tract, address and associated documents. Images can be viewed and printed. To learn more about Laredo, visit our Public Records Search Options.

Internet search program for non-subscribers. Tapestry utilizes a unique pay-as-you-go method in which you can pay with your credit card on our secure internet site. For more information go to Tapestry.

Free Web Search
A free web search is available. This service allows you to search in a variety of ways offering the information that is indexed and does not offer images of the documents. To use this service go to Recorder's Free Web Search.

Swift Customer
A free service which allows recorded documents to be sent back electronically. Swift allows customers to receive electronic documents via email shortly after we finish recording and processing your transaction and notification of rejected documents the same day we process them. Contact our office today or click on the link below to fill out the User Agreement and send to our office.  Swift User Agreement



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