2016 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 765 - PROPERTY
765 ILCS 40/ - Torrens Repeal Law.

(765 ILCS 40/1) (from Ch. 30, par. 1201)
Sec. 1. This Article may be cited as the Torrens Repeal Law. References in this Article to "this Act" mean this Article.
(Source: P.A. 86-1481.)


(765 ILCS 40/2) (from Ch. 30, par. 1202)
Sec. 2. As used in this Act:
"Adverse instrument" means any document, instrument, or paper that adversely affects, but does not convey, the fee title to registered land, and the validity of which is not dependent upon consent by an owner of the registered land or some person claiming by, through, or under that owner. Adverse instruments include, but are not limited to, mechanics' lien claims, memoranda of judgment, and lis pendens notices. Adverse instruments do not include sheriff's deeds, marshal's deeds, or tax deeds.
"Voluntary instrument" means any document, instrument, or paper that either conveys the fee title to registered land or affects title to registered land and the validity of which is dependent upon consent by an owner of the registered land or some person claiming by, through, or under that owner. Voluntary instruments include, but are not limited to, deeds, including tax deeds, sheriff's deeds, and marshal's deeds, mortgages, assignments of mortgage, leases, and grants of easement or license.
"Registered land" means real property and interests in real property, the title to which has been registered under the Registered Titles (Torrens) Act.
"Registrar's certification of condition of title" means a document, prepared manually or by data processing equipment, that contains the number of the certificate of title, name of the owner, permanent real estate index number, legal description of the land, and nature of the estate of the owner and by memorial contains a description of all estates, easements, encumbrances, liens, interests, and charges to which the estate of the owner is subject; in the event title to the land is held in trust, it shall so state; and if the land is subject to any condition or limitation, it shall state the nature and character of the condition or limitation.
(Source: P.A. 86-1481.)


(765 ILCS 40/3) (from Ch. 30, par. 1203)
Sec. 3. On and after the effective date of this Act, no additional land may be registered under the Registered Titles (Torrens) Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1481.)


(765 ILCS 40/4) (from Ch. 30, par. 1204)
Sec. 4. On and after the effective date of this Act and before January 1, 1997, the registrar shall accept for registration, as memorials or otherwise, on registered land only adverse instruments.
(Source: P.A. 86-1481.)


(765 ILCS 40/5) (from Ch. 30, par. 1205)
Sec. 5. On and after the effective date of this Act and before January 1, 1997, the registrar shall refuse to accept for registration any instrument that is a voluntary instrument. Instead of accepting a voluntary instrument for registration, the registrar shall, upon payment of the statutory recording fee, place of record with the recorder each current certificate of title or a registrar's certification of condition of title to all lands affected by that voluntary instrument. Before placing the certificate or certification of record, the registrar shall memorialize on the certificate or certification any instruments, documents, or papers that have been filed with the registrar and that have not yet been memorialized.
(Source: P.A. 86-1481.)


(765 ILCS 40/6) (from Ch. 30, par. 1206)
Sec. 6. On January 1, 1997, or as soon thereafter as it can practicably be accomplished, the registrar shall, without charge, place on record with the recorder registrar's certifications of condition of title or the certificates of title of all remaining registered land. Before placing those certificates or certifications of record, the registrar shall memorialize on the certificates or certifications any instruments, documents, or papers that have been filed with the registrar and that have not yet been memorialized.
(Source: P.A. 86-1481.)


(765 ILCS 40/7) (from Ch. 30, par. 1207)
Sec. 7. Upon each filing with the recorder under Sections 5 or 6, the recorded certificate or registrar's certification shall, from and after the date of the recording, constitute a new chain of record title in the registered owner of any estate or interest as shown on the certificate or registrar's certification, subject only to estates, mortgages, liens, charges, and interests as may be noted on the certificate or registrar's certification, and free from all others except the following:
(1) Unpaid general taxes, special taxes, or special

assessments and unredeemed tax sales and forfeitures for nonpayment.

(2) Liens for federal income taxes payable to the

United States, recorded in the office of the recorder before the recording of the certificate of title.

(3) Liens for taxes payable to the Illinois

Department of Revenue, recorded in the office of the recorder before the recording of the certificate of title.

(4) Mechanics' liens that are recorded in accordance

with the statutory authority creating the liens.

After recording of certificates or registrar's certifications under Sections 5 or 6, title to lands shall be conveyed or encumbered in the same manner as title to unregistered lands. All instruments shown as memorials on the certificates of title or registrar's certifications of condition of title so recorded shall have the same force and effect as if they were filed with the recorder at the time they were filed or were otherwise memorialized on the certificates of title or registrar's certifications of condition of title. No instrument, however, that was filed or recorded in any other public office before the recording as provided in this Act, but that was not duly registered, shall become effective or constitute public notice as to those lands as a result of the recording as provided in this Act, except that the instrument may be recorded thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 86-1481; 87-435.)


(765 ILCS 40/8) (from Ch. 30, par. 1208)
Sec. 8. Recording of a certificate of title or registrar's certification of condition of title under Section 5 or 6 shall not disturb the effect of any proceedings under the registry system where the question of title to the real property has been determined. All proceedings had in connection with the registering of title that relate to the settlement or determination of the title before that recording, and all provisions of the Registered Titles (Torrens) Act that relate to the status of the title, shall have continuing force and effect with respect to the period of time that title remained under the registry system. Those provisions giving rise to a right of action for damages against the county shall also continue in force and effect with respect to the period of time that title remained under the registry system.
(Source: P.A. 86-1481.)


(765 ILCS 40/9) (from Ch. 30, par. 1209)
Sec. 9. Nothing contained in this Act terminates, diminishes, or impairs any existing right in or pertaining to registered land or any existing right to resort to the indemnity fund created under Sections 99 through 103 of the Registered Titles (Torrens) Act but that right may be asserted and enforced in the same manner, to the same extent, and subject to the same limitations as provided in those Sections.
(Source: P.A. 86-1481.)


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