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Lake County, Florida

Lake County is located in central Florida, north and west of Orlando. Its northeastern border is formed by the St. Johns River. Created in 1887 from parts of Sumter and Orange counties, it was named for its lakes: there are more than 1,400 in the county’s 1,157 square miles, of which almost 19% is covered by water. The population, as of the 2010 census, was 297,052. The county is home to Sugarloaf Mountain, the highest point in the Florida Peninsula at 312 feet above sea level.

The Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court Recording Division receives and processes all documents required by Florida Law to be recorded as Official Records of Lake County. The documents recorded include but are not limited to notices of commencement, agreements, plats, judgments, liens, powers of attorney, deeds, mortgages, satisfactions, financing statements, and death certificates. Additional functions of the Recording Division are:

  • Records official documents, stores images, and converts images to microfilm for permanent storage
  • Collects documentary and intangible tax due to the Florida Department of Revenue
  • Maintains the images of scanned documents and the microfilm library
  • Processes Tax Certificates and conducts Tax Deed sales.
  • Electronically records documents through a third-party vendor.

Public records in the county can be accessed by doing a background check online, in person by visiting the clerk’s office, or by mail. To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the website. The website is informative; apart from accessing public records you can also view the fee schedule applicable when requesting public records. Records are searchable either by name, by Clerk file number or book and page numbers, or an alphabetical index.

The other way to obtain public records is by visiting the county clerk’s office in person. You will be required to download and fill out the Official Records Order Form. While filling out the form, remember to be precise since the fee payable will not be refunded in case the records requested cannot be found. You can also mail the form to the county clerk, along with the applicable fee and a self-addressed envelope, at the address below. In addition, you can call the clerk’s office at 352-253-2600 and make enquiries regarding public records.

Below are the mailing and physical addresses of the Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court:

Physical address

Lake County Courthouse

North Wing, 3rd Floor

550 W. Main St.

Tavares, FL 32778

Mailing address

Lake County Clerk of Court,

Attn: Recording Division,

P.O. Box 7800

Tavares, FL 32778

Lake, FL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009337,038
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200934,406
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009889
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20091,700
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20091,275
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20091,053
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20097,757
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200940,360
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20092,417
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200910,507
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20092,886
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200948,873
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20091,069
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20091,528
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200938,201
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200917,142
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009832
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20093,264
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20099,091
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20091,111
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20091,523
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20096,925
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20096,954
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009824
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009822
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20094,098
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20091,240
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009672
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20092,825
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20094,685
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200973,961
Lake County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Lake County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage; Domestic Violence – Title XLIII, Chapter 741
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Lake County Marriage License
Location:122 East Main Street, Tavares, Florida, 32778
Phone:352-742-4111

Lake County Deed Recording Office
County Government Office

Address: 122 E Main St, Tavares, FL 32778, United States
Phone: 352-253-2600

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