Lake County, Illinois Courthouse

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Photo courtesy of Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives

The county records in Illinois are typically kept in the following offices:
County Clerk keeps birth, marriage and death records
County Recorder keeps land records
Circuit Court Clerk keeps court and probate records.
The office of record may sometimes change depending on the size of the county, but a quick phone call will help you find the correct office.


Lake County Courthouse
18 North County Street
Waukegan, Illinois 60085

County Clerk

18 North County Street, Room 101
Waukegan, Illinois 60085

Phone: (847) 377-2400

Fax: (847) 984-5822


Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday extended hours for Vital Records 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Fridays before holidays 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

County Recorder

18 N. County St. - 6th Floor
Waukegan, Illinois 60085

Phone: (847) 377-2575

Fax: (847) 984-5860


Clerk of the Circuit Court

18 N. County St.
Waukengan, Illinois 60085

Phone: (847) 377-3388


Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (except holidays)