The Kane County Recorder's Office receives original property instruments and is responsible for recording these important documents in the county's permanent archive of land titles and ownership records.
Located in the Kane County Government Center, the Recorder's research area is open each weekday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except on posted holidays. The general public, as well as professional title searchers, are welcome to freely search the property records which date back to 1837.
Original land instruments are comprised of the U.S. Surveyor's Field Notes, Military Land Grants, deeds, mortgages, releases, judgments, etc. of Kane County's earliest settlers and property owners.
These instruments have been indexed in the Original Tract books, Grantor/Grantee books or Mortgagor/Mortgagee books and microfilmed for searching purposes.
Documents recorded from 1977 to date are available to researchers on a computer/imaging system. The computer system offers abstract information that includes a full document search from a number of different fields.'
The system further allows researchers to view document images and the abstract on either a full screen or split screen (abstract information on one side and the document image on the other side).
Most instruments are recorded and scanned within a day. Regular or certified copies of any recorded instrument may be obtained for a nominal charge upon request.