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Public Act 91-0791

SB1582 Enrolled                                LRB9110943JMks

    AN ACT to amend the Counties  Code  by  changing  Section

    Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:

    Section 5.  The Counties  Code  is  amended  by  changing
Section 3-5018 as follows:

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5018) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5018)
    Sec. 3-5018.  Fees.  The recorder elected as provided for
in  this  Division  shall  receive such fees as are or may be
provided for him by  law,  in  case  of  provision  therefor:
otherwise  he  shall  receive  the same fees as are or may be
provided in this Section, except  when  increased  by  county
ordinance  pursuant  to the provisions of this Section, to be
paid to the county clerk for his services in  the  office  of
recorder  for  like  services. No filing fee shall be charged
for providing informational copies of financing statements to
the recorder pursuant to subsection (8) of Section  9-403  of
the Uniform Commercial Code.
    For  recording  deeds  or  other  instruments $12 for the
first 4 pages thereof,  plus  $1  for  each  additional  page
thereof,  plus $1 for each additional document number therein
noted. The  aggregate  minimum  fee  for  recording  any  one
instrument shall not be less than $12.
    For  recording  deeds  or  other  instruments wherein the
premises affected thereby are referred to by document  number
and  not by legal description a fee of $1 in addition to that
hereinabove referred to  for  each  document  number  therein
    For  recording  assignments of mortgages, leases or liens
$12  for  the  first  4  pages  thereof,  plus  $1  for  each
additional page thereof.   However,  except  for  leases  and
liens  pertaining  to oil, gas and other minerals, whenever a
mortgage, lease or lien  assignment  assigns  more  than  one
mortgage,  lease  or lien document, a $7 fee shall be charged
for the recording  of  each  such  mortgage,  lease  or  lien
document after the first one.
    For  recording maps or plats of additions or subdivisions
approved  by  the  county  or  municipality  (including   the
spreading  of  the same of record in map case or other proper
books) or plats of condominiums $50 for the first page,  plus
$1  for  each additional page thereof except that in the case
of recording a single page, legal size 8 1/2 x  14,  plat  of
survey in which there are no more than two lots or parcels of
land,  the  fee shall be $12.  In each county where such maps
or plats are to be recorded, the  recorder  may  require  the
same  to  be  accompanied  by  such number of exact, true and
legible copies thereof as the recorder  deems  necessary  for
the efficient conduct and operation of his office.
    For  certified  copies  of  records  the same fees as for
recording, but in no case shall the fee for a certified  copy
of  a  map  or  plat of an addition, subdivision or otherwise
exceed $10.
    Each certificate of such recorder of the recording of the
deed or other writing and of the date of recording  the  same
signed  by such recorder, shall be sufficient evidence of the
recording  thereof,  and  such  certificate   including   the
indexing  of  record,  shall be furnished upon the payment of
the fee for recording the instrument, and no  additional  fee
shall be allowed for the certificate or indexing.
    The recorder shall charge an additional fee, in an amount
equal  to  the fee otherwise provided by law, for recording a
document (other than a document filed under the Plat  Act  or
the  Uniform  Commercial  Code) that does not conform to  the
following standards:
         (1)  The document  shall  consist  of  one  or  more
    individual  sheets measuring 8.5 inches by 11 inches, not
    permanently bound and not  a  continuous  form.   Graphic
    displays  accompanying  a  document  to  be recorded that
    measure up to 11 inches by 17 inches  shall  be  recorded
    without charging an additional fee.
         (2)  The  document shall be legibly printed in black
    ink, by hand, type, or computer.   Signatures  and  dates
    may  be  in  contrasting  colors  if  they will reproduce
         (3)  The document shall be on  white  paper  of  not
    less  than  20-pound weight and shall have a clean margin
    of at least one-half inch on the  top,  the  bottom,  and
    each   side.   Margins  may  be  used  for  non-essential
    notations that  will  not  affect  the  validity  of  the
    document, including but not limited to form numbers, page
    numbers, and customer notations.
         (4)  The  first page of the document shall contain a
    blank space, measuring at least 3  inches  by  5  inches,
    from the upper right corner.
         (5)  The  document  shall  not  have  any attachment
    stapled or otherwise affixed to any page.
A document that does not conform to these standards shall not
be  recorded  except  upon  payment  of  the  additional  fee
required under this paragraph.  This paragraph, as amended by
this amendatory Act of 1995, applies only to documents  dated
after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995.
    The  county  board  of  any  county  may  provide  for an
additional charge of $3 for filing every  instrument,  paper,
or  notice  for  record,  in  order  to  defray  the  cost of
converting the county recorder's document storage  system  to
computers or micrographics.
    A  special  fund  shall be set up by the treasurer of the
county and  such  funds  collected  pursuant  to  Public  Act
83-1321 shall be used solely for a document storage system to
provide  the  equipment,  materials  and  necessary  expenses
incurred  to  help  defray  the  costs  of  implementing  and
maintaining such a document records system.
    The   county  board  of  any  county  that  provides  and
maintains a countywide map through a  Geographic  Information
System  (GIS)  may provide for an additional charge of $3 for
filing every instrument, paper, or notice for record in order
to  defray  the  cost  of  implementing  or  maintaining  the
county's Geographic Information System.  Of that  amount,  $2
must be deposited into a special fund set up by the treasurer
of  the  county,  and  any  moneys collected pursuant to this
amendatory Act of the 91st  General  Assembly  and  deposited
into  that  fund  must  be  used  solely  for  the equipment,
materials, and necessary expenses  incurred  in  implementing
and   maintaining   a   Geographic  Information  System.  The
remaining $1 must be deposited into  the  recorder's  special
funds  created  under Section 3-5005.4.  The recorder may, in
his or her discretion, use moneys in the funds created  under
Section  3-5005.4  to  defray  the  cost  of  implementing or
maintaining the county's Geographic Information System.
    The foregoing  fees  allowed  by  this  Section  are  the
maximum  fees that may be collected from any officer, agency,
department or other instrumentality of the State.  The county
board may, however, by ordinance, increase the  fees  allowed
by  this  Section  and  collect  such increased fees from all
persons  and  entities   other   than   officers,   agencies,
departments  and  other instrumentalities of the State if the
increase is justified by an  acceptable  cost  study  showing
that  the  fees allowed by this Section are not sufficient to
cover the cost of providing the service.
    A statement of  the  costs  of  providing  each  service,
program  and  activity shall be prepared by the county board.
All supporting documents shall be public record  and  subject
to  public  examination  and  audit.  All direct and indirect
costs, as defined in the United States Office  of  Management
and   Budget   Circular   A-87,   may   be  included  in  the
determination of the  costs  of  each  service,  program  and
(Source: P.A. 89-160, eff. 7-19-95; 90-300, eff. 1-1-98.)

    Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

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