Available at the Courthouse
Our vault holds official copies of all real estate documents recorded since the organization of Cook County in 1871. Cook County continues to maintain a Tract Index as the basis of our recording system along with a Numerical Index, dates of recording and Grantor/Grantee references and Certificates of Title.
Beginning in 2000, we discontinued keeping paper copies of documents and converted to electronic images. All real estate documents dating back to 1960 can now be viewed online.
These documents can be viewed online.
The online search may also be used as an index to more quickly locate a document.
A computer is available in our office for records searching by the public.
Officially recorded and on file in this office:
- Abstract documents
- Torrens Documents
- State and Federal Tax Liens
- Subdivision Plats
- Registered Land Surveys
- Government Surveys
- MN Dept. of Transportation Right of Way Plats
- Certificates of Location of Government Corners Certificates