CUSTOMER SERVICE UPDATE - RE: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

November 16, 2020 8:30am

The County Administration Building is open for limited public access. The parking garage is currently closed for construction and the main entrance is in the midst of a reconfiguration/renovation project.

In-person services temporarily suspended starting Monday, November 16, 2020

Please note that until further notice, the Recorder of Deeds Office will not be offering in-person services due to the increase of COVID-19 positive cases in Lake County.

If you MUST drop off documents to be recorded, you may enter the building and proceed to our office on the sixth floor and leave your documents in the drop box located outside our office doorway.

  • Masks are required to be worn while in the County Administration Building.
  • 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 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 continue answering phones and responding to emails so please contact our friendly staff for assistance at (847) 377-2575 or recorder@lakecountyil.gov.

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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