County Recorder Division


Grundy County Recorder – Kay Olson


Monday — Friday 8:00 am — 4:30 pm


Recording Information: 815-941-3224


Grundy County Courthouse
111 E. Washington Street Room 11
P.O. Box 675
Morris, IL 60450

Grundy County Recorder:

The Grundy County Recorder is elected by the citizens of Grundy County for a four-year term, as set forth in the Constitution of the State of Illinois.

The Recorder’s Office is established by Illinois State statute as the legal repository for land records in Grundy County. In essence, we are a government library for documents concerning the ownership of property. When a document is recorded, our office assigns it a unique Document Recording Number, and then enters the document into a county-wide database. Copies of the actual document are stored on digital media. The original is returned to the owner. The office stores copies of recorded documents dating back to Grundy County’s inception in 1841. We can provide copies of all documents. Fees for these services are set by County Ordinances and State statue.

The Grundy County Recorder’s Office (Room 11) is located on the main floor, in the Courthouse, in historic downtown Morris, Illinois, on the corner of Washington, Franklin and Liberty Streets.

The Grundy County Recorder’s Office is now processing Form PTAX-203 through MyDec. (October 2015)

MyDec is a free, online program that the Illinois Department of Revenue has developed for your use. This website allows the user to file Transfer Tax Declarations online, and view Declarations already created. Additionally, users can track the status of, and make corrections to the Declaration during the recording process.

We invite individuals, law firms, settlement agencies and financial institutions to sign-up to use this new system.

Getting Started:

Click here to go to the Illinois Department of Revenue’s website. You will find instructions for creating an account and much more information! Or you may contact the Illinois Department of Revenue at 844-445-1114.

We feel offering our customers this new service, along with e-Recording, will greatly enhance and streamline the recording process. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Recorder’s Office at 815-941-3224.

The Grundy County Recorder’s office now offers remote access that allows you to search land records 24 hours a day.

You are always welcome to visit our office to make use of our free public terminals to search information. If this is not convenient, listed below are the options available to you for searching Grundy County land records online.

To View Documents

To view a document, set up your own account and register with a credit card.

Log-in with at least $1.00.

To print a document, pay as you go, $1.00 per page.

Free public access will allow you to see the details of the document.

Click here to go to our online search program. – Please note that this system will be down due to upgrades from the afternoon on Wednesday December 5, 2018 until Friday December 7, 2018.

If you would like more information about a monthly contract, contact the office at 815-941-3224.


Grundy County Recorder’s Office has made available online data and document images from 1986 to present*.

– Search parameters include party name, recorded data range, and document type.
– Documents July 1986 to May 1994 are partially indexed by name.
– *Complete indexing from May 2, 1994 to current.
– Please contact the office if you are unable to locate a document.
– Use Internet Explorer

Click here to go to our online search program. – Please note that this system will be down due to upgrades from the afternoon on Wednesday December 5, 2018 until Friday December 7, 2018.

Disclaimer: This is a working index and should be used solely to locate legal documents. It is recommended to search several ways. Documents printed at our website are unofficial and the Recorder’s Office cannot guarantee they will be considered legal in a court of law. Official documents may be acquired at the Recorder’s Office. Please fill out the Plat Request Form to obtain an official copy

Plat Request Form

Please contact our office at 815-941-3224, or email, if you would like additional information.

Services that the Recorder’s office performs include the recording of the following:

  • Deed Instrument
  • Mortgage Instruments (rel, A/M, rents)
  • Judgements
  • Military
  • Lis Pendens
  • Miscellaneous Instruments
  • Plats/Survey/Monument Records
  • Liens (state, federal, mechanics, etc.)
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