Recording & Copy Fees

Updated fee schedule for the Lake County Recorder of Deeds Office:

  • Recorder of Deeds Office Fees (PDF) (NOTE: Please refer to the effective date located at the top of each page to determine which fee schedule to use. Fee change is effective December 1, 2017.)

Recording Fees

Recording fees are based on state statute and can be difficult to interpret due to the numerous variables including document type, number of pages, references, and real estate transfer taxes. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 847-377-2575 or email us at

Copy Fees

General summary of copy fees:
  • Recorded documents are $1 per page
  • Plats are $5 per page
  • PTAX forms are $1 per form
  • Military discharges are free to the veteran


Payment options include:
  • Cash
  • Check (made payable to Lake County Recorder)
  • Credit / Debit Card - Discover, MasterCard and VISA are accepted