October 1, 2020 8:30am

The County Administration Building is open for public access. The parking garage is currently closed for construction and the main entrance is in the midst of a reconfiguration/renovation project. The lobby has been reconfigured as an early in-person voting site. That site also contains a secure ballot drop-off box for voters desiring to personally deliver their mail-in ballots rather than using the United States Postal Service.

  • Masks are required to be worn while in the County Administration Building.

The Lake County Recorder of Deeds Office is open for normal business, with safety measures in place.

However, if you want to deliver documents to be recorded but do not desire in-person service, 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.

Our staff is here, "Doing Good Deeds for You" to assist you in person. 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.

Our eRecording system will continue as usual. There are no changes made to this service. For more information regarding eRecording 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

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...
Video Spotlight

United Way of Lake County 2-1-1 Service

Lake County Recorder of Deeds Mary Ellen Vanderventer interviews staff at United Way of Lake County, with a focus on their new initiative 2-1-1. The 2-1-1 helpline is a free, confidential, 24-hour information referral helpline, providing "a central access point" to health and human services in Lake County! Read on...