IL House Bill 4760

Law

State: Illinois
Signed: June 01, 2006

Effective: January 01, 2007
Chapter: Public Act 94-821

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