Recording Fee Rates Effective December 1, 2017

Public Act 100-0271 was enacted this summer and we have updated our fee structure to meet the "predictable fee" intent behind it. The short explanation is that our fee schedule has been streamlined to only six (6) flat fee amounts, meaning our recording fees will no longer vary based upon the number of pages a particular document contains. Read on...

Mary Ellen Vanderventer
Mary Ellen Vanderventer
Recorder of Deeds

Message from the Recorder of Deeds

Dear Friends,

I am very excited to announce that we are now doing even more to protect you, the residents of Lake County, from potential property and mortgage fraud! As we continue finding ways to "Do Good Deeds For You", the Recorder of Deeds Office is now providing Property Check. Read on...
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Sign Up for Property Check

Property Check is a free, easy-to-use, 24/7 online service that will alert subscribers, via email and/or text message, whenever a document is recorded against their name and/or property. The sign up process is simple and only takes a few minutes. Once you enter your name notification criteria, you will only need to update your account information if your email address or cell phone number changes. Read on...