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Legislators have recently passed HB3878 which increases the Rental Housing Support Fee by an additional $10.00. The increase affects recording fees in all 102 counties throughout the State of Illinois and will take effect July 1, 2023.


Information relating to the Whiteside County Hazard Mitigation Plan is below.

  pdf Whiteside Co. AHMP Public Forum Draft (31.55 MB)

  pdf Plan Summary Sheet (111 KB)

If you would like to leave a comment or have any concerns, please follow the link here.

Whiteside County Announces $2 Million in Grant Funding for Local COVID Pandemic Recovery

Morrision, IL (March 4, 2022) - The Whiteside County Board has announced a new grant program,  The ARPA State and Local Fiscal Recovery (SLFRF) Grant, available to businesses, nonprofits and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Joel Horn, Whiteside County Administrator said, “The County received funds from the America Rescue Plan Act and wants to get some of these funds out to the people, businesses and organizations negatively impacted by the pandemic to assist in their recovery. $2 million have been allocated to the County’s program. Applicants will need to describe the impact the pandemic had on their operations and how they plan to use the funds to recover. The County is eager to get these funds out quickly, and we have designed what we feel is a very easy application process. We are looking to make this a very easy and quick process.”

The pandemic had significant impact on County’s economy and this new program is intended to provide funds to assist in pandemic recovery. The awards are a grant and will not be needed to be repaid. Grant applications will be reviewed for eligibility and scheduled for consideration by the County Board. Applicants will be notified of the date their application is scheduled to go before the board.

Applications are now available. For questions regarding this program please contact Joel Horn, County Administrator: 815-772-5100 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2018 Assessment Publications are now available here


Whiteside County Recorder, Dawn M. Young, is pleased to offer Property Fraud Alert.  The free service notifies individuals when transactions involving their property are recorded in the Recorder's Office.  

"While property fraud is a serious problem in the Chicago and collar county areas, I am not aware of any local fraudulent filings.  By offering the residents of Whiteside County this type of protection, we hope to deter fraudulent recordings" Young states.

Sign up takes just a few moments and requires only the person's name and a phone number or e-mail address.  The Free service and database are managed and maintained by Fidlar Technologies, the County's software provider for land records.

The Property Fraud Alert system will deliver an alert by e-mail or telephone if the user's name appears on a document filed in the Whiteside County Recorder's Office.  Most alerts received will be for legitimate documents, such as those filed when a home is bought or sold.  But if the property owner is concerned about a document he or she is unaware of, the alert contains information that allows the owner to investigate the matter and take appropriate action.

For further details contact the Whiteside County Recorder's Office at 815.772.5192.  To subscribe free of charge: Property Fraud Alerts or call the PFA hotline at 800.728.3858.