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Recorder of Deeds  

Except for the scheduled holidays listed below, the office is open Monday thru Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

The office will be closed on the following dates...

 Friday  January 1, 2016
 Monday  January 18, 2016
 Monday  May 30, 2016
 Monday  July 4, 2016
 Monday  September 5, 2016
 Thursday  November 24, 2016
 Friday  November 25, 2016
 Friday  December 23, 2016
 Monday  December 26, 2016


Each and every phone call into our main office phone number is answered by a person - no automated menus or prompts! Additionally, our administrative and technical support staff have voice mail boxes, so you can be sure that we will get your message in the event we are away from our desks.

You can also email us at or send us a fax at 847.984.5860 and we will respond as soon as possible.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if we can assist you in any way!

Don’t see what you are looking for?  To speak with someone immediately, contact our receptionist at 847.377.2575 and she will direct your call to the appropriate department.
 Billing Information  847.377.2035
 Copies Staff  847.377.2678
 Fees  847.377.2575
 Foreclosure/Lis Pendens  847.377.2678
 Freedom of Information  847.377.2054
 Liens  847.377.2678
 Mortgage Mediation Program  847.263.7478
 Online Access  847.377.2575
 Plats of Subdivision  847.377.2678
 Power of Attorney  847.377.2575
 Recording Information  847.377.2575
 Technical Support  847.377.2060
 UCC Filings  847.377.2064
 Veterans / DD214’s  847.377.2678

Special requests or questions regarding unique circumstances should be directed to our Chief Deputy Recorder, Cynthia Prium Haran at or call 847.377.2062.

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Mary Ellen Vanderventer
Lake County Recorder of Deeds
18 N County St - 6th Floor
Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone: 847.377.2575
Fax: 847.984.5860

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm