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IL House Bill 4760

Notary Law Update: IL House Bill 4760

State: Illinois

Summary:
  1. Requires a deed, instrument of conveyance or any document to be made a matter of record to be acknowledged before a Notary.

Signed:  June 01, 2006

Effective:  January 01, 2007

Chapter: Public Act 94-821

Affects:

Amends Illinois Compiled Statutes Chapter 765, Act 5 “Conveyances Act”

Changes:
  1. Requires a deed, instrument of conveyance or any document to be made a matter of record to be acknowledged before a Notary.
Analysis:

In virtually every state, real property deeds must be acknowledged before a Notary Public before being filed in the local land records. Previously, Illinois did not require these conveyance instruments to be notarized. An independent task force commissioned by the state attorney to investigate incidents of real property and mortgage fraud in Cook County proposed the notarization requirement as one of its recommendations to the Illinois General Assembly. Incidentally, the task force also studied revamping the state’s Notary laws and instituting a Notary journal requirement.

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