Vital Records

The Lake County Clerk’s office will be closed for walk-in customer and non-election service on Tuesday, November 8. In order to ensure a smooth and efficient Election Day operation, all County Clerk staff members are needed for election support for the entire day.
All departments will re-open for service as usual on Wednesday, November 9 at 8:30 a.m. 


Official record-keeper

The Lake County Clerk's office is the official record-keeper of birth, marriage, civil union, and death records for Lake County, Illinois.  In addition, the Lake County Clerk's office issues licenses for marriages and civil unions that occur in Lake County, Illinois.

Certified copies of these records may be obtained from the Vital Records Department by eligible individuals.

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