Check the Courthouse Calendar on County web site under What's Happening tab to make sure we are open or call before you come in 618-244-8020 ext 3 option 2. Email is

ASSUMED  NAME Checklist click here

 Application/Instructions click here

Foreclosure/Bankruptcy Notices are to be sent to:
Jefferson County Clerk, 100 S. 10th St., Room 105, Mt. Vernon, IL  62864
To acquire Real Estate records go to (Tapestry) or call 800-747-4600.
We are pleased to announce that we now offer services that allow anyone with a computer, internet connection and scanner/printer to submit, record and receive your documents quickly!  Our office partners with four national eRecording vendors.  For a nominal fee, you can submit, track and receive your documents electronically.  Fewer rejections and faster returns will save you and your customers time and money. 
Contact our vendor partners today to compare fees (listed alphabetically):

Due to the passage of HB 3036 (Public Act 100-0271) which amends 55 ILCS 5/3-5018, a predictable fee schedule has been adopted by the County Board based upon cost study by Bellwether, LLC:
Fee Schedule effective July 1st, 2023. Click here
County Board Ordinance authorizing fees effective July 1, 2023. Click Here

In order to qualify as a STANDARD DOCUMENT all of these criteria must be met click here. Pin Numbers are required on all real estate Documents.
Jefferson County, Illinois will only accept MyDec generated PTAX forms - please bring/mail printed form with your recording.  For information regarding using MyDec through the Illinois Department of Revenue go to their web site or call their toll free telephone 844-445-1114. 

You can use Fidlar's on-line service - for the different programs click here.  To print an on-line access agreement  click here. 
Fidlar offers PROPERTY FRAUD ALERT - for information click here.
Recordings, copy requests & payment should and sent to:
Jefferson County Recorder
100 South 10th Street, Room 105
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
A self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) is required with all recordings and copy requests.
Recording Department’s Telephone: 618-244-8020 Ext. 3, Option 2
The taxing districts in Jefferson County file their budgets and levies with the Recording Department, and from their information we extend taxes.
Attached are reports generated:
Detail Tax Code Breakdown 2018-2019; 2019-2020; 2020-2021; 2021-2022; 2022-2023
Property Tax Limitation Calculations 2018-2019; 2019-2020; 2020-2021; 2021-2022; 2022-2023
Tax Rate Computation 2018; 2019; 2020; 2021; 2022