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Office Hours:  8:30am to 4:30pm 

Monday - Friday, except holidays


Phone: 217-277-2125


Per statutory requirements, the Adams County Clerk and Recorder, Chuck Venvertloh, 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?  Click here to find out your document number and the date your document was recorded.

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