Tri States Public Radio Staff
Fri July 15, 2005
McDonough County Clerk to Add New Fee
Macomb, IL – Recording land transactions at the county level will become more expensive in Illinois. The state is adding a $10 surcharge. In McDonough County, that will be on top of the current $32 basic charge. County Clerk Florine Miller says $9 of the surcharge will be forwarded to the state to help pay for a program to develop housing for rural low-income families. She says $1 can be kept by her office to help cover the cost of tracking and forwarding the surcharge money. Miller says her office normally records about 6,000 such land transaction documents each year. However, she says there will be exemptions, including those filed by governments or towns.