DeKalb County Land Records (Illinois)

DeKalb County Building Departments develop and enforce building codes to ensure the construction of safe buildings in IL. The Building Department maintains DeKalb County land records on design plans for construction and renovation projects in order to enforce building codes. Building Depts also have land records on additions and new construction, current structures on any parcel, property lines, and a property's compliance with DeKalb County building codes. Many Building Departments provide online databases to access property history and land records.

Cortland Zoning Cortland IL 59 South Somonauk Road 60112 815-756-4124

Sycamore Zoning Sycamore IL 541 Dekalb Avenue 60178 815-895-4434


DeKalb County Treasurers and Tax Collectors are responsible for the collection of property tax revenue IL. The Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector maintains current data on every parcel in the district, as well as a number of other types of DeKalb County land records. These DeKalb County public property records include lists of sold parcels, property tax assessments, defaults on property taxes, and property values. The Treasurer and Tax Collector may also maintain information on DeKalb County land auctions and prior liens or foreclosures on a property. Many Treasurers and Tax Collectors provide online databases to access land records.

Administration Building - Sycamore Campus Sycamore IL 110 East Sycamore Street 60178 815-895-7112


DeKalb County Assessors determine the value of properties and parcels in order to assess property taxes in IL. The Assessor's Office maintains current data on every property in the district, including DeKalb County land ownership information, maps of property lines, inventories of parcels and structures, and the value of all the land in the jurisdiction. Assessors may also maintain DeKalb County land records from on-site inspections and value assessments for construction or improvements. Tax Assessor's Offices make their land and property records available online.

Burlington Township Assessor Sycamore IL 434 South Main Street 60178 847-683-2555

Cortland Township Assessor Cortland IL 14 South Prairie Street 60112 815-756-6423

Dekalb County Assessor's Office Sycamore IL 110 East Sycamore Street 60178 815-895-7120

Sandwich Township Assessor Sandwich IL 201 West Center Street 60548 815-786-2828

Sycamore Township Assessor Sycamore IL 545 Brickville Road 60178 815-899-5313

DeKalb County Clerks file documents and preserve municipal records in order to maintain an archive for their municipality in IL. These documents, including DeKalb County land records, are open to the public. The DeKalb County Clerk's Office contains a number of different types of land records, including registered land, property transactions, real estate excise taxes, and property maps. They also have records on DeKalb County land deeds and titles, mortgages, and liens on properties. Many Clerk's Offices make their land records available to the public online.

Cortland Town Clerk Cortland IL 59 South Somonauk Road 60112 815-756-9041

Dekalb County Clerk Sycamore IL 110 East Sycamore Street 60178 815-895-7146

Kirkland City Clerk Kirkland IL 511 Main Street 60146 815-522-6179

Sandwich City Clerk Sandwich IL 144 East Railroad Street 60548 815-786-9321


DeKalb County Town Halls and City Halls are the chief administrative office that runs a town or city in IL. The Town or City Hall maintains records related to the locality, including DeKalb County historical land records. These records include DeKalb County property taxes, property value assessments, and land transactions, as well as property sales and transfers. Town and City Halls also maintain records on municipal and zoning boundaries. Many Town and City Halls provide online access to their land records.

Cortland Town Hall Cortland IL 59 South Somonauk Road 60112 815-756-3030

Genoa City Hall Genoa IL 333 East 1st Street 60135 815-784-2327

Sandwich City Hall Sandwich IL 144 East Railroad Street 60548 815-786-8802

Waterman City Hall Waterman IL 215 West Adams Street 60556 815-264-3652


DeKalb County Recorders of Deeds collect public records, primarily documents related to property, and make them available to the public in IL. The Office of the Recorder of Deeds maintains records on DeKalb County land transactions within its jurisdiction, including land and property deeds, mortgages, easements, and tax liens. The office may also contain property and parcel surveys, maps of DeKalb County property lines, and data on a property's selling prices and history. Many Recorders of Deeds provide online access to their land records.

Dekalb County Recorder of Deeds Sycamore IL 110 East Sycamore Street 60178 815-895-7149