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County Administrator's Office

Barry Burton, County AdministratorThe County Administrator serves as the chief administrative officer for the county government, an organization of more than 2,700 employees and a $502 million budget. The average resident likely doesn’t recognize all the things that are happening behind the scenes to ensure your taxpayer dollars are being spent effectively and efficiently.

Some of the County Administrator's primary responsibilities include:

The County Administrator’s Office strives to provide the best possible, most fiscally responsible services to the citizens of Lake County. Residents, businesses and public officials can contact the County Administrator’s Office for additional information regarding any county government program or service.


County government departments reporting to the County Administrator include Human Resources and Risk Management, Department of Finance and Administrative Services, Information and Technology, Chief County Assessment Office, Public Works, Division of Transportation, Planning, Building and Development, and Veteran’s Assistance.

The County Administrator’s Office also serves as a liaison to departments that have a voter elected department head and departments that report to an independent board or commission.

There are several divisions within the County Administrator's Office:

County Board Members County Board Chairman Public Buildings Commission Liquor Commission Rules Committee County Board Vice Chairman Financial & Administrative Revenue Records & Legislation Health & Community Services Planning Building & Zoning Public Works & Transportation Law & Judicial County Administrator Finance & Administrative Services Human Resources Information Technology County Clerk Recorder of Deeds Treasurer Chief County Assessment Regional Office of Education Health Department Veterans Assistance Commission Winchester House PBD / Community Development Workforce Development Planning Building & Development Stormwater Management Commission Division Transportation Public Works 19th Circuit Court Agencies Circuit Court Clerk Coroner Sheriff State's Attorney Public Defender Sheriff's Merit Commission Circuit Court Clerk Coroner County Clerk 19th Circuit Judges Recorder of Deeds Reg. Supt. of Schools Sheriff State's Attorney Treasurer Voters of Lake County

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