April 1, 2021 8:30am

The County Administration Building is open for limited public access. Please note that the Recorder of Deeds Office is continuing to restrict our in-person services due to COVID-19.

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.
  • If you need additional or personalized assistance, feel free to call our office at (847) 377-2575 to make arrangements.

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

Click here to search records online.

For more information regarding updates to our eRecording service 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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