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The Recorder’s Office is responsible for recording, archiving and retrieving documents submitted to be recorded. The Recorder’s primary responsibility is the managing of land records within Whiteside County. The Recorder's Office is a keeper of records with a main focus of accurately and timely recording and indexing various documents submitted for recording.
1) Copies can be obtained by picking them up at the Recorder's Office for $.50 per page.
2) Mailed to you by mailing us $.50 per page along with a self addressed stamped envelope. Emailed copies are $.75 per page and will be emailed when payment is received.
3) Obtained through landrecords.net.
To ensure that an individual or property is free of liens, a title company must be contacted. If someone wants to see what has been recorded, then searching the records at the Recorder's Office or online is a great place to start.
A new deed will need to be prepared. Therefore, we always advise to contact an attorney.
No. Deeds contain a legal description, not what is on the land.
Our records go back to approximately 1836.