The County Board does hereby require that an Affidavit of Compliance (a copy of which attached) be completed by any person desiring to transfer property in Union County prior to said transfer being given status of record, when in the opinion of the Union County Clerk/Recorder there is doubt that said transfer complies with the Plat Act or the Union County Subdivision Code. The affidavit shall state that the transfer document does fully comply with the above referenced laws and ordinances. Any individual discovered to have intentionally and in a materially false way completed said affidavit shall be subject to a fine of not less than Seventy-Five Dollars ($75.00) and not more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), said fine is to be determined by the Union County Board of Commissioners after a hearing at which time the offending party has the right to appeal.
A recording fee of Eighteen Dollars ($18.00) shall be charged to record said Affidavit of Compliance.
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(D) The County Clerk shall impose an additional Two Dollar ($2.00) charge for certified copies of vital records as defined in Section 1 of the Vital Records Act, for the purpose of developing, maintaining, and improving technology in the office of the County Clerk.
(E) The County Clerk shall remit all monies collected pursuant to this Section to the Treasurer.
(F) All monies collected pursuant to subsection (D) of this Section shall be deposited in a special fund, known as the County Clerk Technology Fund, which fund shall be established by the Treasurer. Such monies shall be used exclusively for developing, maintaining, and improving technology in the office of the County Clerk.
(A)Definition. Vital records means records of births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages, dissolution of marriages, and data-related thereto.
(B) Fee Established. The County Clerk shall impose an additional Two Dollar ($2.00) charge for certified copies of vital records which are requested to be made by the County Clerk’s office. The additional Two Dollar ($2.00) charge is to be used for the sole purpose of defraying the costs of converting theCountyClerk’s document storage system for said vital records to computers or micrographics, and for maintaining system.
(C) Special Fund. TheCountyTreasurer is hereby ordered to establish a special fund for deposit of the monies collected as a result of said additional charge. The monies collected shall be placed in said special fund and shall be used solely to provide the equipment, material and necessary expenses incurred to help defray the cost of implementing and maintaining the County Clerk’s document storage system for vital records.
The County Board does hereby provide for a charge of Four Dollars ($4.00) for filing every instrument, paper, or notice for record, (1) in order to defray the cost of converting the County Recorder’s document storage system to computers or micrographics and (2) in order to defray the cost of providing access to records through the global information system known as the Internet.
(A) Fund Established. A special fund shall be set up by the Treasurer of the County and such funds collected pursuant to Public Act 83–1321 shall be used (1) for a document storage system to provide the equipment, materials and necessary expenses incurred to help defray the costs of implementing and maintaining such a document records system and (2) for a system to provide electronic access to those records. (55 ILCS 5/3–5018)
For issuing each marriage and civil union license, the certificate thereof, and for recording the same, including the recording of the parent’s or guardian’s consent where indicated, Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00). (Ord. No. 2011-06; 05–20–11)
The County Clerk shall charge and collect a Five Dollar ($5.00) fee to be added to the standard fee collected for each marriage license application issued in Union County. The County Clerk shall transfer said fees collected to the Illinois State Treasurer in accordance with the Married Families Domestic Violence Act. (Ord. No. 08–04; 05–19–08)
There is hereby imposed a tax on the privilege of transferring a controlling interest in a real estate entity owning property located in Union County, including a lessee’s interest in certain ground leases, in the amount of Twenty-Five Cents ($0.25) per Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) consideration or fraction of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) value declared in the real estate transfer declaration required by 35 ILCS 200/31–25, such tax to be in addition to any and all transfer tax currently authorized for collection by the County.
The tax herein imposed shall be in addition to all other occupation or privilege taxes imposed by the State of Illinois or by any municipal corporation or political subdivision thereof.
The following deeds and trust documents shall be exempt from the provisions of this Article except as hereinafter provided:
(A) Deeds or trust documents representing real estate transfers made before the adoption of this Ordinance but recorded after that date.
(B) Deeds or trust documents to property acquired by any governmental body or from any governmental body or deeds or trust documents to property between association, foundation or institution organized and operated exclusively for charitable, religious or educational purposes.
(C) Deeds or trust documents which secure debt or other obligation.
(D) Deeds or trust documents which, without additional consideration, confirm, correct, modify, or supplement a deed previously recorded.
(E) Deeds or trust documents where the actual consideration is less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00).
(F) Deeds or trust documents of release of property which is security for a debt or other obligation.
(G) Tax deeds or trust documents.
(H) Deeds or trust documents of partition.
(I) Deeds or trust documents made pursuant to mergers, consolidations or transfers or sales of substantially all of the assets or corporations pursuant to plans of reorganization.
(J) Deeds or trust documents made by a subsidiary corporation to its parent corporation for no consideration other than the cancellation or surrender of the subsidiary’s stock.
(K) Deeds or trust documents wherein there is an actual exchange of real estate except that money difference or money’s worth paid for one to the other shall not be exempt from the tax.
(L) Deeds or trust documents representing transfers subject to the imposition of a documentary’s stamp tax imposed by the government of theUnited States, except that such deeds shall not be exempt from filing the declaration.
A tax is imposed on the privilege of transferring title to real estate or beneficial interest in a land trust, as represented by the deed that is filed for recordation, at the rate of Twenty-Five Cents ($0.25) for each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) of value or fraction thereof stated in the declaration provided for in this Section. If, however, the real estate is transferred subject to a mortgage, the amount of the mortgage remaining outstanding at the time of transfer shall not be included in the basis of computing the tax.
Such tax shall be collected by the Recorder of Deeds through the sale of revenue stamps whose design, denominations and form shall be prescribed by the Recorder of Deeds. The Recorder of Deeds may sell the revenue stamps at a rate of Twenty-Five Cents ($0.25) per Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) of value or fraction thereof. Except as provided in No. 4 of this Article, no deed or trust document shall be accepted for filing by the Recorder of Deeds unless County revenue stamps in the required amount have been purchased from the Recorder of Deeds. Such revenue stamp shall be affixed to the deed or trust document by the Recorder of Deeds either before or after recording as requested by the grantee. A person using or affixing a revenue stamp shall cancel it and so deface it as to render it unfit for reuse by marking it with his initials and the day, month and year when the affixing occurs. Such markings shall be made by writing or stamping in indelible ink or by perforating with a machine or punch. However, the revenue stamp shall not be so defaced as to prevent ready determination of its denomination and genuineness.
At such time as the tax levied by this Article is paid, there shall be filed with the Recorder of Deeds a fully executed and completed copy of the “Real Estate Transfer Declaration” required by provisions of 35 ILCS 305/3.
The following words shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this Article:
“Recordation” means the recording of deeds by the Recorder of Deeds.
“Person” means any natural individual, firm, partnership, association, joint stock company, joint adventure, public or private corporation, or a receiver, executor, trustee, conservator or other representative appointed by order of any court.
“Value” means the amount of the full actual consideration thereof, including the amount of any lien or liens assumed by the buyer.
The Circuit Clerk shall collect additional fees on each judgment of guilty, conditional discharge, or grant of supervision under Section 5–9‑1 of the Unified Code of Corrections accordingly as indicated for the following infractions:
(A) For all felony and misdemeanor offenses as defined under the Illinois Compiled Statutes resulting in judgments of guilt, conditional discharge, or court supervision in the amount of Thirty Dollars ($30.00) as an additional court fee for each conviction.
(B) All amounts collected by the Circuit Clerk shall be deposited by the Treasurer into an account specifically for the operation and administration of the Two River’s Child Center located in Anna, Union County, Illinois, and then to remit those fees to Two River’s Child Advocacy Center on a monthly basis. (#R17-2008; 10–20–08)
Deposited into a separate maintenance and child support collection fund of which the clerk shall be the custodian, ex-officio.
Certification made to the Secretary of State section 7–703
Corrections of Numbers $15 / $15
Correction of a case number, case title, or attorney computer identification number, if required by rule of court, on any document filed in the clerk’s office, to be charged against the party that filed the document.
Change of Venue Same as a New Suit
Fee for the Preparation
Certification of a Record on
A Change of Venue $40 / $40
Transcripts of Judgment
Foreign judgment Same as a New Suit
Exceptions The fee requirements of this section shall not apply to police departments or other law enforcement agencies. “Agency of State or a unit of local government” which is vested by law or ordinance with the duty to maintain public order and to enforce criminal laws or ordinances. “Law enforcement agency” also means the Attorney General or any state’s attorney.
No fee provided herein shall be charged to any unit of local government or school district.
Counter Claim or Joining Third Party Defendant
Third Party Practice
Joinder of 3rd Party Def. Fee charged as if the third party action was brought as a separate action minus the amount of the appearance fee if already paid.
$4 each certified copy of an order to expunge arrest records
Tax Objection $50 regardless of the number of tracts in complaint
CLK / CRT / CAF / LL / JS / DOCTOTALS
Tax Deeds $200 plus $60 for each additional parcel
Voluntary Assignment $20 for filing each deed of voluntary assignment 50 cents for each 100 words
Exceptions filed to claims presented to an assignee of a debtor who has made a voluntary assignment for the benefit of creditors shall be considered and treated, for the purpose of taxing costs therein, as actions in which the party of parties filing the exceptions shall be considered as party of parties defendant, and those parties respectively shall pay to the clerk the those parties respectively shall pay to the clerk the same fees as provided by this section to be paid in other actions.
Returned Checks for Non-
Sufficient Funds $25 / $25
each certified copy of a judgment
after the first, except in small
claims and forcible entry and detainer
for filing a petition for
relief by habeas corpus $80 / $80
Certification Authentication $6 / $6
Appeals $60 / $60
court appeals when original
documents are forwarded,
under 100 pages plus
delivery and costs
court appeals when original $150 / $150
documents are forwarded,
over 100 pages plus
delivery and costs
court appeals when original $0.25 / $0.25
documents are forwarded,
over 200 pages an
Reproduction of Any
First Page $2
Next 19 pages .50 cents
All remaining pages .25 cents
Record Searches $6 / $6
CLK / CRT / CAF / LL / JS / DOC / TOTALS
Hard Copy $6 / $6
for each page of hard copy print
output, when case records are
maintained on an automated
medium, the clerk shall be entitled
to a fee
Index Inquiry and Other
Record No Fee
Remand In any cases remanded to the Circuit Court from the Supreme Court or the Appellate Court for a new trial, the clerk shall file the remanding order and reinstate the case with either its ORIGINALNUMBER or A NEWNUMBER. The check shall not charge any new or additional fee for the reinstatement. Upon reinstatement the clerk shall advise the parties of the reinstatement. A party shall have the same right to a jury trial on remand and reinstatement that he or she had before the appeal, and no additional or new fee or charge shall be made for a jury trial after remand.
Any reports or files extracted from the Union County Election System will be charged the following rates. Information may be printed on either paper or labels.
Printed on: Paper / Labels
(A)County-Wide Lists $85.00
(B) Voter Body 8.70
(C) Voter Body-Zip Code Order 62.00
(D)Voter Body-Precinct Zip Code Order 34.00
(E)Precinct 3.45 / 5.85
The costs for an extracted file that is requested on a storage medium other than paper will be charged at the same rate as a paper list. Requests to extract data from the Election System will be submitted by the County Clerk Office and the fee for the request will be collected by the office making the request.
All sums of money received under this Section shall be deposited in a special fund with the principal and interest invested as authorized by 55 ILCS 5/3–10009 and 5/3–10002. No payment shall be made from the fund except by order of the court declaring a sale in error under 35 ILCS 200/21–310. Any monies accumulated in the fund in excess of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00) by theCountyTreasurer shall be paid to the General Fund ofUnionCounty prior to the commencement of the annual tax sale.
The Treasurer may impose a fee of up to Sixty Dollars ($60.00), payable to theCountyCollector, upon each person purchasing any property at a sale held pursuant to the Illinois Revenue Code prior to the issuance of any certificate of purchase.
The County Treasurer is hereby ordered to establish a special fund for the deposit of the monies collected as a result of said Ten Dollars ($10.00)per parcel automation fee. The monies collected shall be placed in said special fund and shall be used solely to provide the equipment, material and necessary expenses incurred to help defray the cost of implementing and maintaining an automation system in the County Collector’s Office.
ll proceeds resulting from the imposition of the tax under this Article, including penalties shall be appropriated as follows:
(A) Two percent (2%) of the gross tax revenue collected each year shall be appropriated for and directed to the General Fund ofUnionCounty to defray the costs of administering and processing the imposition, application and collection of the tax.
(B) All the rest, residue and remainder of the Tax Revenue collected each year, shall be paid to the Treasurer of theCounty of Union into a special fund to be used and applied for the promotion and development of tourism and conventions in the County of Union.
Whenever any person shall fail to pay any tax as herein provided, the State’s Attorney shall, upon the request of the County Board bring or cause to be brought an action to enforce the payment of said tax on behalf of the County in any court of competent jurisdiction.
(A) Commencing on January 1, 2009, the owner or owners of each hotel or motel within the unincorporated areas of Union County shall file tax returns showing tax receipts received with respect to each hotel or motel room during each month commencing on January 1, 2009. The return shall be due on or before the last day of each succeeding calendar month, and the return shall indicate for what period the return is to be filed; i.e., returned for January tax receipts is due on or before the last day of February.
(B) Commencing on January 1, 2009, the tax return and payment for such period shall be due on or before February 28, 2009. Thereafter reporting periods and taxes shall be paid in accordance with the provision of this Article. At the time of filing said tax returns; the owner shall pay to theCountyTreasurer all taxes due for the period to which the tax return applies.
(C) If for any reason any tax is not paid when due, a penalty at the rate of one and one-half percent (1 ½%) compounded every thirty (30) days or portion thereof, from the date of delinquency, including all fees incurred to collect said tax and/or penalty shall be added and collected.
The County Treasurer or authorized representative, may enter the premises of any hotel or motel for inspection and examination of records in order to effectuate the proper administration of this Article, and to assure the enforcement of the collection of the tax imposed. It shall be unlawful for any person to prevent, hinder, or interfere with theCountyTreasurer or authorized representative in the discharge of the duties in the enforcement of this Article. It shall be the duty of every owner to keep accurate and complete books and records to which the County Treasurer, or authorized representative, shall at all times have full access, which records shall include a daily sheet showing:
(A) The number of hotel or motel rooms rented during the twenty-four (24) hour period, including multiple rentals of the same hotel or motel rooms where such shall occur; and
(B) The actual hotel or motel tax receipts collected for the date in question.
(A) Any hotel or motel having twenty (20) hotel or motel rooms or less is excluded from the tax imposed under this Article.
(B) The ultimate incidence of, and liability for payment of said tax is to be borne by the person who seeks the privilege of occupying the hotel or motel room, said person hereinafter referred to as “renter”.
(C) The tax herein levied shall be paid in addition to any and all other taxes and charges. It shall be the duty of the owner of every hotel or motel to secure said tax from the renter of the motel or hotel room, and to pay-over to the County Treasurer or any authorized representative of the County said tax under procedures prescribed by theCountyTreasurer, or as otherwise provided in this Article.
(D) Every person required to collect the tax levied by this Article shall secure said tax from the renter at the time he collects the rental payment for the hotel or motel room. Upon the invoice receipt or other statement or memorandum of the rent given to the renter at the time of payment, the amount due under the tax provided in this Article shall be stated separately on said document.
here is hereby levied and imposed a tax of five percent (5%)of the rent charged for the privilege and use of renting a hotel or motel room within the County for each twenty-four (24) hour period or any portion thereof for which a daily room charge is made.
For the purpose of this Article, whenever any of the following words, terms or definitions are used herein, they shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this Article.
(A) “Hotel Room or Motel Room” means a room within a structure containing twenty (20) hotel or motel rooms or more offered for rental on a daily basis and containing facilities for sleeping. One room offered for rental with or without an adjoining bath shall be considered as a single hotel or motel room. The number of hotel or motel rooms within a suite shall be computed on the basis of those rooms utilized for the purpose of sleeping.
(B) “Owner” means any person having an ownership interest in, conducting the operation of a hotel or motel room, or receiving the consideration for the rental of such hotel or motel room.
(C)“Person” means any natural person, trustee, court appointed representative, syndicate, association, partnership, firm, club, company, corporation, business trust, institution, or other political subdivision, contractor, supplier, vendor, vendee, operator, user or owner, or any officers, agents, employees or other representative, acting either for himself or for any other person in any capacity, or any other entity recognized by law as the subject of rights and duties. The masculine, feminine, singular or plural is included in any circumstances.
If it should appear that an amount of surcharge has been paid which was not due under the provisions of this Article, whether as a result of a mistake of fact or an error of law, then such amount shall be credit against any surcharge due, or to become due, under this Article from the telecommunication carrier who made the erroneous payment.
Simultaneously, with the remittance of the surcharge amount to theCountyTreasurer, each telecommunication carrier shall make a return to theCountyTreasurer and to any Emergency Telephone System Board which may be created in the future, stating the following for the period for which the remittance applies:
(A) The name of the telecommunications carrier.
(B) The telecommunication carrier’s principal place of business.
(C) The number of network connections to which a surcharge applies.
(D) The amount of surcharge due.
(E) Any amounts which may have been deducted by the telecommunication carrier pursuant to this Article or pursuant to State statute.
(F) Such other information as the County of Union or an Emergency Telephone System Board, which may hereafter be created, may require.
The County Treasurer is to create an emergency telephone system fund in which all monies received by the surcharge imposed under this Article shall be deposited. The County Treasurer is hereby deemed to be the custodian of the Emergency Telephone System Fund. All interest accruing on the Emergency Telephone System Fund shall remain in the fund. The surcharge due and owing by the telecommunication carrier shall be remitted to the County Treasurer who shall deposit said amount in the Emergency Telephone System Fund.
The amount of the surcharge due and owing shall be paid to the County not later than ninety (90) days after the surcharge liability accrues, net of any network or other “9–1‑1” or sophisticated “9–1‑1” system charge then due the particular telecommunication carrier as shown on an itemized bill and the three percent (3%) accounting and collection charge described in Section 36–8‑3.
he surcharge shall be imposed on the first (1st) day of the month following the expiration of ninety (90) days from the date the County Clerk certifies to any of the telecommunication carriers who are subject to the surcharge that the referendum referred to in Section 36–8‑2 of this Article has passed.
For the purpose of this Article, the following definitions shall apply:
(A) “Network connection(s)” means the number of voice grade communications channels directly between a subscriber and a telecommunication carrier’s public switched network without the intervention of any other telecommunication carrier’s switched network which would be required to carry the subscribers interpremises traffic.
(B) “Transmitting messages” shall have the meaning ascribed to a term in Chapter 24; Section 8–11‑2 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
(C)“Telecommunication carrier” means any natural individual, form, trust, estate, partnership, association, joint stock company, joint adventure, corporation, municipal corporation or political subdivision of this State, or a receiver, trustee, conservator or other representative appointed by the order of any court engaged in the business of transmitting messages by means of electricity.
In lieu of the telecommunication carriers imposing a three percent (3%) accounting and collection charge on its subscribers as permitted under the “Act”, each telecommunication carrier is hereby authorized and instructed to recover said accounting and collection charge by deducting three percent (3%) from the amount of surcharge, which is Two Dollars Fifty Cents ($2.50) per line per month, per in-service network connection, otherwise due and owing the County prior to remittance under Section 36–8‑6 and 36–8‑7 of this Article.
A surcharge is hereby imposed at a rate of One Dollar ($1.00) per month in-service network connection, other than those network connections assigned to the County, where the subscribers service address for each network connection(s) are located within the corporate limits of the County. The “service address” shall mean the location of the subscriber’s primary use of the network connection(s). A network connection shall not be deemed in-service where a subscriber’s account is uncollectible.
A surcharge is hereby imposed, subject to the provisions of Section 36–8‑2 of this Article, upon all telecommunications carriers engaged in the business of transmitting messages by means of electricity originating within the corporate limits of the County and terminating within the State of Illinois for funding of a “9–1‑1” emergency telephone system.
All Union County Government Offices shall be exempt from the GIS filing fees established by the Union County Board Resolution 2005–15 entitled Amending a Rate for Recorder of Deeds GIS Fund. (#2005–22; 08–15–05)
There is hereby established a Ten Dollar ($10.00) fee for every instrument, paper or notice filed for record in the Recorder’s Office. Nine Dollars ($9.00) of the fee shall be deposited into the special fund established by the County Treasurer’s Office. All these funds shall be used solely for equipment, materials and necessary expenses incurred in implementing and maintaining a Geographic Information System. The Recorder may use the remaining One Dollar ($1.00) to defray the cost of implementing and maintaining the Geographic Information System. (See 55 ILCS 5/3–5018) (Resolution No. 2005–15)
The Union County Board pursuant to the authority of the County Jail Act, 730 ILCS 125/17 hereby declares thatUnionCounty shall reimburse private hospitals, physicians or other agencies providing medical services to inmates of the Union County Jail at the same rate as that paid by the Illinois Department of Public Aid for medical assistance.
The purpose of this Article is to ease the financial burden onUnionCounty for medical services for arrests due to the fact that public aid rates are normally less than the usual rates charges for such services.
This Article is adopted and enacted pursuant to the authority granted to the County by all relevant State and Federal laws, including but not limited to the following:
730 ILCS 125/17 provides that when medical or hospital services are required by any person held in custody, the county, private hospital, physician or any public agency which provides such services shall be entitled to obtain reimbursement from the county or from the Arrestee’s Medical Costs Fund to the extent that moneys in the Fund are available for the cost of such services.
Further, pursuant to 730 ILCS 125/17 theCountyBoard is authorized to adopt this Ordinance providing for reimbursement for the cost of those services at the Department of Public Aid’s rates for medical assistance.