Property Deed

Property Deed

A deed is the document that transfers title (ownership) of real estate to another person. It contains the names of the old owner (grantor) and new owner (grantee) and a legal description of the property, and is signed by the person transferring the property (grantor). You can’t transfer real estate without having something in writing, which is almost always a deed.┬áTo complete the transfer the deed must be recorded in the office of the County Recorder or Recorder of Deeds.

Where can I find my deed?

Cook County
Lake County
DuPage County
McHenry County

Note: There is usually a fee associated with obtaining documents from the Recorder of Deeds Office.