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Lake County, Illinois

Lake County is in the northeastern corner of the state of Illinois and part of the Chicago metropolitan area. It is the third-most populous county in the state, with 703,462 residents as of the 2010 census. It is located on the shore of Lake Michigan, from which it takes its name. Established in 1839, it has a total area of 1,368 miles, but less than one third of that is land. The county seat is Waukegan.

The County Clerk’s office is the official record-keeper of vital records (birth records, marriage and civil union records, and death records) for Lake County. In addition, the clerk’s office records and maintains documents related to assumed business names, notary public commissions, campaign disclosure, and statements of economic interest. The office of the clerk also issues licenses for marriages and civil unions that occur in Lake County.

Copies of the records maintained by the clerk’s office can be obtained by visiting the clerk’s office in person during office hours or by doing a background check online. To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the Lake County Clerk Website. The website has easy to follow steps and links that will direct you to the records that are available. In addition, you can also view the fee schedule applicable when requesting public records. It is important to note that the county clerk does not guarantee the accuracy of information from the website; it is the user’s responsibility to assess the accuracy of information obtained.

To obtain certified copies of public records, you will have to visit the clerk’s office in person. You will be required to submit a completed records request form; the form can be obtained from the clerk’s office or downloaded from the county website. When filling out the form, it is important that you include as much detailed information as possible to ensure accuracy of the records you will obtain and reduce the search time. Below is the physical address of the Lake County Clerk’s office:

18 North County Street, Room 101

Waukegan, Illinois 60085

Phone number: (847) 377-2400

For documents relating to criminal, civil, and traffic public records, you will have to visit Clerk of the Circuit Court. You can also visit the Clerk of the Circuit Court in person at:

Waukegan Branch Court

18 North County Street

Waukegan IL 60085

Phone number: 847-377-3380

Lake, IL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009888,153
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200926,231
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20092,275
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20092,492
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20096,975
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20095,737
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20099,746
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200948,673
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20098,667
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200914,174
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20092,933
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-2009148,186
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20097,389
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20094,904
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200994,013
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200949,317
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20095,438
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200914,162
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200967,168
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009668
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200927,456
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20098,643
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200911,032
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20092,103
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20092,235
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200921,626
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20092,386
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20094,773
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20093,225
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20093,291
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009245,670
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:Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act – 750 ILCS 5 and Illinois Uniform Premarital Agreement Act – 750 ILCS 10
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Lake County Marriage License
Location:18 North County Street, Waukegan, Illinois, 60085
Phone:847-377-2411

Lake County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 18 N County St #101, Waukegan, IL 60085, United States

Phone: 847-377-2400

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