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Information Searches

In addition to the online access referenced above, the Real Estate Records in the Lake County Recorder’s Office are all open to the public. Anyone is welcome to conduct property records searches in this office using a public terminal powered by Document Pro software as well as with our blind Tract Index and original older paper records.

Our staff can give you a brief tutorial on how the records are kept but since recording documents is our priority, we do not have the time or staff to do searches for you. Searching out information such as easements, liens and severed minerals can be quite involved and would be in your best interest to contact a local abstract company for assistance.

If you are looking for information other than what is in the Recorder’s Office, may be of use. enables county governments to provide up-to-date property tax data to local land professionals via the internet. It does this in a safe and secure manner that is removed from the county's own data, by replicating the data on the server.

The system allows users to search county tax records for information regarding property ownership, valuations and tax amounts. The capability of displaying Certificate of Real Estate Value data was recently added. Benefits and features of the system include:

  • Reduced Staff time needed to fulfill inquiries.
  • Data available 24/7 via the internet.
  • Several search categories available:
    • Owner's Name
    • Parcel Number
    • Plat Name
    • Lake
    • Section/Township/Range
    • Physical Address of the Parcel
  • Data may be updated monthly or more frequently.