The Cook County Clerk's Recordings Division accurately records, stores and maintains land records and other official documents.


Please note that NO DOCUMENTS may be recorded at the Cook County courthouse satellite offices. ALL DOCUMENTS must be recorded at the Clerk's downtown offices at 118 N. Clark, Chicago, Room 120.

Recorded land records can be retrieved by searching for PIN, grantor, grantee, and by other indexed detail.

The Property Fraud Unit  helps homeowners investigate fraudulent filings against their property and coordinate law enforcement efforts on behalf of victims.

Commonly used Forms, Real Estate Taxation information and Customer Brochure Resources.

A short tutorial to help you check what is recorded against a property's chain of title.

Information for customers who wish to record documents via mail or electronically.

Submit a petition to the Clerk's Office to strike unlawful restrictive covenants from historical property records.

Established by State and County ordinances. Predictable fees are effective as of 2019.

Frequently asked recording questions and a glossary of terms to know in order to understand the recording process.