Located in the basement of the Lake County Courthouse and Administrative Complex at 18 N. County Street the Lake County Circuit Clerk's Main Branch offers a variety of services and departments.

The following departments and services are available at this location:

APPEALS.....................................................................................................................................................847.377.3229

  • Files Notice of Appeals
  • Prepares Appellate Court Record
  • Processes fees for appeals
CERTIFIED COPIES........................................................................................................847.377.3236

  • Processes payments for certified copies
  • Certifies copies of court documents and files

CHILD SUPPORT
.....................................................................................................................................847.377.3380

  • Accepts payments 
  • Provide payment information (Government issued photo ID needed)
  • Furnishes paperwork for filing motions and giving notice
  • Provides information regarding court dates
  • Provides payment records for parties or attorneys involved on a case

CRIMINAL & TRAFFIC...................................................................................................847.377.3239

  • Accepts and processes payment for court fines and fees
  • Process motions, and other filings for Traffic, Criminal, Conservation and Ordinance Violations
  • Provides general information regarding Criminal and Traffic Cases
  • Processes expungements
  • Processes bond in lieu of driver's licenses

GENERAL/CIVIL DIVISION.............................................................................................847.377.3209

  • Accepts new case filings for all civil cases including: Family, Dissolution of Marriage, Name Changes, Chancery, Arbitration, Law Division, Eminent Domain, Miscellaneous Remedy and Child Support
  • Processes payments for fees for new cases, appearances, motions to vacate, jury demands, rejections of arbitration awards, petitions to intervene and modifications of custody
  • Schedule Court Dates
  • Provides general court a case information

PASSPORTS....................................................................................................................847.377.3351

  • Services available Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (with exception of Court Holidays)
  • Provides application requirements for obtaining or renewing of a passport
  • Processes application for new passports or the renewal of previously issued passports

RECORDS DIVISION......................................................................................................847.377.3211

  • Provides background checks for immigration/citizenship, employment and other general purposes
  • Provides copies of documents or full court records
  • Facilitates public viewing of court files/records (Government issued photo ID needed)
  • Provide general court case information such as court dates, case status and other docket related information
  • Accepts and processes fees for marriage ceremonies performed at the courthouse

SMALL CLAIMS..............................................................................................................847.377.3226

  • Responsible for the filing of new Small Claims and Law Magistrate cases
  • Processes post judgment proceedings
  • Schedule court dates for SC and LM cases
  • Provides general court case information

SWITCHBOARD.............................................................................................................847.377.3380

 

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