The Circuit Clerk’s Office maintains a record of all criminal, traffic and civil actions in Lake County, Illinois. Record searches may be requested for an individual or a business.


A record search may be requested through the mail or in person. When requesting a record search, the following information should be included:

  • Name of person or business
  • Years you would like searched
  • Types of cases you would like searched (criminal, traffic or civil)
  • Date of birth if the request is for an individual
  • Self-addressed stamped envelope


  • $6.00 per name per year for a background check
  • Money order, certified check or cashier’s check payable to “Clerk of the Circuit Court”. We cannot accept a personal check. Cash and credit cards are accepted in person only.

Where to send your request

 ATTN: Record Search
 Clerk of the Circuit Court
 18 North County Street
 Waukegan, IL 60085

NOTE: If you need copies of a document from a court file, please refer to Document and Certified Copies on this website.

Please complete the following to request a record search:
Types of cases you would like searched

Please call 847-377-3211 for assistance with this form or contact us by e-mail at 

Our office will respond to your request within 24 business hours and you will be notified when your request has been completed.