Stephenson County Lis Pendens Form (Illinois)

All Stephenson County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:

Lis Pendens Form

Stephenson County Lis Pendens Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Stephenson County compliant document last validated/updated 4/30/2024

Lis Pendens Guide

Stephenson County Lis Pendens Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Stephenson County compliant document last validated/updated 4/26/2024

Completed Example of the Lis Pendens Document

Stephenson County Completed Example of the Lis Pendens Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Stephenson County compliant document last validated/updated 5/10/2024

When using these Lis Pendens forms, the subject real estate should be physically located in Stephenson County, and the executed documents recorded in one of the following offices:

Stephenson County Clerk and Recorder

50 West Douglas, Suite 500, Freeport, Illinois 61032

Hours: 8:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday

Phone: (815) 235-8289

Local jurisdictions located in Stephenson County include:

  • Cedarville
  • Dakota
  • Davis
  • Eleroy
  • Freeport
  • German Valley
  • Kent
  • Lena
  • Mc Connell
  • Orangeville
  • Pearl City
  • Ridott
  • Rock City
  • Winslow

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Forms are NOT emailed to you. Immediately after you submit payment, the Stephenson County forms you order will be available for download directly from your account. You can then download the forms to your computer. If you do not already have an account, one will be created for you as part of the order process, and your login details will be sent to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance.

What does "validated/updated" mean?

This indicates the most recent date when at least one of the following occurred:

  • Updated: The document was updated or changed to remain compliant.
  • Validated: The document was examined by an attorney or staff, or it was successfully recorded in Stephenson County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Stephenson County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Stephenson County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.

Can the Lis Pendens forms be re-used?

Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Stephenson County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Stephenson County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Illinois or Stephenson County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Stephenson County Lis Pendens forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I need any special software to use these forms?

You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I have to enter all of my property information online?

No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.

Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?

Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Although a plaintiff (person initiation suit) or plaintiff's attorney usually files a Lis Pendens notice, Illinois states any party to the action may file a Lis Pendens (signed by any party to the action or his attorney of record or attorney in fact, on his or her behalf) Sec. 2-1901. Requirements of an Illinois Lis Pendens include; (the title of the action, the parties to it, the court where it was brought and a description of the real estate) Sec. 2-1901. A Lis Pendens is considered constructive notice once recorded in the county where the property is located, subsequent buyers or lien holders would be bound by the outcome of the case, (for the purposes of this Section, be deemed a subsequent purchaser and shall be bound by the proceedings to the same extent and in the same manner as if he or she were a party thereto) Sec.2-1901 Often cases include multiple plaintiff and defendants, this form has adequate space for multiple parties.

(Illinois Lis Pendens Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Stephenson County recording requirements for formatting. If there's an issue caused by our formatting, we'll make it right and refund your payment.

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