Welcome to the Will County Recorders Freedom of Information Act Web Page. The Will County Recorder’s Office is providing the following information in conformance with the Freedom of Information Act 5 ILCS 120/1 et seq.
The purpose of the Recorder’s Office is set forth by state statute at 55 ILCS 5/3-5010 which states:
Sec. 3‑5010. Duties of Recorder.(1) Every recorder shall, as soon as practicable after the receipt of any instrument in writing in his office, entitled to be recorded, record the same at length in the order of time of its reception, in well bound books to be provided for that purpose. In counties of 500,000 or more inhabitants, the recorder may microphotograph or otherwise reproduce on film any of such instruments in the manner provided by law.
- To view the entire statute please click here: 5 ILCS 140
- To utilize an online form to request a document please click here: FOIA Form
- To print a form to fax or mail to the Recorder's Office click here: Fax Request
- To request Certified Copies please contact the Will County Recorder's Office
The main office is located at: 58 East Clinton Street, Suite 100, Joliet, Illinois 60432.
Employees / Budget
The Will County Recorder’s Office employs approximately 27 employees including 25 full time employees and 2 part-time employees. The approximate cumulative budget for FY-2011 is $2,323,031.
Freedom of Information Act Requests
Although Freedom of Information Act requests may be submitted via facsimile or e-mail through the Will County Recorder’s website at www.willcountyrecorder.com, the Office encourages the public to submit their requests via U.S. mail, hand delivery or courier to the following address: Will County Recorder of Deed’s Office, 58 East Clinton Street, Suite 100, Joliet Illinois, 60432.
Kristin Ethridge is the Will County Recorder’s Office designated Freedom of Information Officer.
If it is not possible to provide copies or allow for a complete review of the documents within five business days of the request, the requestor will be notified. Commercial requests will be held to the designated 21 day response time.
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act the Will County Recorder will charge the following fees:
If a specific fee is set by statute the statutory fee will be charged.
Black and White copies (legal or letter size):
No fee for the first 50 pages, $0.15 for each additional printed page
8.5” x 11”:
|One sided||$.14 per print|
|Two sided||$.25 per print|
8.5” x 14”:
|One sided||$.15 per print|
|Two sided||$.26 per print|
8.5” x 17”:
|One sided||$.16 per print|
|Two sided||$.27 per print|
|CD's plus envelope||$.25|
|Certification||$1.00 per record|
Non-standard sized copies or those that must be commercially reproduced at Actual Cost.
The above-noted fees only apply for fees not already fixed by State Statute and/or local Resolution/Ordinance. The fees for documents found in the Will County Recorder’s Office Land Search database have been set by statute and County Resolution.