A Message from the Recorder

Welcome to the Lake County, Illinois Recorder of Deeds Office eRecording information page. Our eRecording service, Speed eRecord, allows you to streamline your business practices, improve document security and rapidly record your transactions.

We are delighted to provide this service to users of our office. If we can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to call.

All of us in the Recorder of Deeds Office are committed to providing you with the best customer service possible!

Mary Ellen Vanderventer

Most Deeds Are Now Eligible for eRecording

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Note 1 - Deeds for property in the following municipalities require a signed exemption certificate or municipal revenue stamps prior to submission for eRecording - Buffalo Grove, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire, Mettawa, or North Chicago
Note 2 - Deeds with a paper PTAX-203 CANNOT be submitted for eRecording through the eRecording system

Document Types Eligible for eRecording

  • Agreement
  • Assignment
  • Assignment of Rents
  • Certificate of Release
  • Court Order
  • Deed (exempt - no PTAX required) ** See Note 1 above
  • Deed (revenue / exempt B, K, or M - requires MyDec PTAX) ** See Notes 1 & 2 above
  • Judgment
  • Judgment for Foreclosure
  • Lien
  • Lien - City/Village/County
  • Lis Pendens
  • Mechanics / Subcontractor Lien
  • Mortgage
  • Mortgage-Amendment/Modification
  • Mortgage-Amendment/Reformation
  • Mortgage-Subordination Agreement
  • Notice of Foreclosure
  • Power of Attorney
  • Release Deed / Satisfaction of Mortgage
  • Release of City / Village / County Lien
  • Release of Federal Tax Lien
  • Release of Judgment
  • Release of Lien
  • Release of Lis Pendens
  • Release of Mechanics / Subcontractor Lien
  • Trust Deed / Deed of Trust (MTG)

How it Works

Authorized business submitters use an internet-based application provided by one of our eRecording vendors, CSC, eRecording Partners Network, or Simplifile, to prepare document packages. The submitter completes the required data entry and attaches the scanned document images to the package.

Once the package is submitted, the Lake County eRecording team members receive an alert that a package is ready to be reviewed and recorded. They confirm that the documents within the package meet the recording requirements and either approve or reject them. Rejected packages are immediately sent back to the submitter to resolve all issues and re-submit.

If the documents are approved, a digital file recordation stamp is applied to the document images and the final "official" images are then sent back to the submitter.

Assuming that the package is properly prepared and "approval-ready", this entire process can be completed within minutes.


Our standard recording fees apply to all documents submitted via eRecording. Please refer to our fee schedule (PDF) for a complete listing.

Please note that there is an additional processing fee charged by CSC, eRecording Partners Network, or Simplifile. Please contact the company representatives for their pricing information:

Sign up for eRecording

Please contact the company representatives to determine which service you will use. Then complete our eRecording customer account application (PDF) and return it to our office via email, fax, or regular mail.

You can also use this online form to request a customer account.

Once you provide CSC, eRecording Partners Network, or Simplifile with your customer number they will enable you to use their service to start submitting documents electronically to Lake County.

Disclaimers / Terms of Use

Please refer to our Disclaimers / Terms of Use page.