In response to COVID-19, the Lake County Clerk’s office is open for walk-in customer service weekdays from 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Beginning July 1, 2015 a Lake County ordinance now requires individual solicitors conducting door-to-door business in unincorporated Lake County to register with the Lake County Clerk's office and carry a Certificate of Registration while working.
Applies only to unincorporated Lake County
Is required for all vendors seeking door-to-door purchases or orders for any items or services
Provides exemptions for religious groups, candidates, and minors under the age of eighteen who participate in fundraising activities
Each solicitor must complete an in-person application at the Lake County Clerk's office:
The Lake County Clerk's office will issue a Certificate of Registration at the time of application, and the certificate is not transferable to another person, business, or employer. There is no fee for applying or receiving the Certificate of Registration, but there will be a small cost for replacement copies. Certificates will automatically expire on December 31st of each year and must be renewed yearly by the solicitor.
Solicitors are required to:
Operate only between the hours of 11 AM and 7 PM
Carry own Certificate of Registration bearing an embossed county clerk seal
Observe “No Solicitation” signs
Respect occupant’s request if asked to leave
Deliver photocopy of certificate to Lake County Sheriff's Office, 25 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Waukegan, Illinois
Ask to see the vendor’s certificate before engaging in any business
Report any violations to the Lake County Sheriff’s office (847-549-5200) where fines and penalties can be enforced