Due to the passage of HB 3036 (Public Act 100-0271) which amends 55 ILCS 5/3-5018, a predictable fee schedule has been adopted by the County Board based upon cost study by Bellwether, LLC:

Fee Schedule click here

County Board Ordinance click here

Effective April 29, 2019, you can order records online:


Effective December 1, 2017, Jefferson County, Illinois will only accept MyDec generated PTAX forms - please bring/mail printed form with your recording.  For information regarding using MyDec through the Illinois Department of Revenue go to their web site or call their toll free telephone 844-445-1114.  (Our revenue stamp meter has malfunctioned, so we must go to electronic transfer stamps with the Illinois Department of Revenue.) For notice click here.


Due to our current vendor discontinuing our Recording software, we were forced to change systems.  We have chosen Fidlar Technologies.  We have been using Fidlar since the first of June, 2015.  You can use Fidlar's on-line service - for the different programs click here.  To print an on-line access agreement click here - NEW CONTRACTS EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2018 - click here.

Fidlar offers PROPERTY FRAUD ALERT - for information click here.

    This is for such documents as releases. Assignments of mortgages and liens with more than one reference will be the recording fee plus $7.00 for each reference after one. Assignments of oil & gas leases will be the recording fee plus $1.00 for each additional reference after one.

*There are exceptions regarding the State RHSP. (If RHSP not required, contact the office for fees.)

Recordings, copy requests & payment should and sent to:

     Jefferson County Recorder

     100 South 10th Street, Room 105

     Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

A self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) is required with all recordings and copy requests.

Recording Department’s Telephone: 618-244-8020 Ext. 3, Option 2

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