March 19, 2020 10:30am

Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, the Lake County Recorder of Deeds Office is closed to the public.

The County Administration building is open for limited public access. If you MUST deliver documents to be recorded, you may enter the building and proceed to our office on the sixth floor and leave your documents in the Recorder’s drop box.

  • Please note that all documents must be left in the drop box and that our staff will not be available to personally assist you.
  • This drop box will be emptied hourly until 3:00pm daily.
  • Documents dropped off after 3:00pm will not be removed until the next business day.

We strongly encourage you to refrain from visiting the building and instead either mail the documents to us or postpone your business with our office (where possible).

We will have staff on duty, "Doing Good Deeds for You"; behind the scenes, but we will not be available to assist you in person. Please keep in mind that you may see an increase in the turnaround time on recorded documents.

We will be answering phones and responding to emails so please contact our friendly staff for assistance at (847) 377-2575 or

Click here to search records online.

Our eRecording system will continue as usual. There are no changes made to this service. For more information regarding eRecording please click here.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with these changes, as we all navigate these uncharted waters together.

Be well and thank you.

Mary Ellen Vanderventer

Lake County Recorder of Deeds

Mary Ellen Vanderventer
Mary Ellen Vanderventer
Recorder of Deeds

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