Lake County, IL Recorder of Deeds - Mary Ellen Vanderventer
Terms of Service / User Agreement

Recorder’s Obligations.  Subject to the General Terms contained herein, the Recorder agrees to provide access to the Lake County Recorder’s Real Estate Records, via Internet connection.


Subscriber’s Obligations.  Subject to the General Terms contained herein, the Subscriber agrees to select and purchase the appropriate subscription level - allowing access to view document data and images for the duration of the subscription period.  Saved or printed copies of document images may be purchased at the rate of $1.00 per page. Fees are subject to change at any time, at the sole discretion of the Recorder.


General Terms.  This Agreement is subject to the General Terms contained herein.


Disclaimer of Warranties.  Internet Access and all data are provided “as is,” without warranty of any kind, expressed or implied.


Certifications.  The Subscriber certifies that the Subscriber has read this entire Agreement, including the General Terms contained herein.


Entitlements. The Recorder grants the Subscriber non-exclusive, non-refundable and revocable access to public records maintained by the Recorder through equipment located in Subscriber’s office(s) to use solely in the regular course of the Subscriber’s business.  The Subscriber shall not assign any of the rights to this Agreement to a third party without the written consent of the Lake County Recorder.  The Subscriber shall not duplicate or knowingly permit others to duplicate copies of the database, or sell copies of this database or images to a third party.


Additional Users.  The Subscriber agrees to require each User to have the User’s own non-transferable identification sign-on.


Term.  The Agreement shall become effective immediately and shall remain in full force and effect until terminated as herein provided.


Limitation of Liability.  The Subscribers exclusive remedy and the Recorder’s entire liability hereunder, if any, for any claim(s) for damages made against them, individually or jointly, whether based on agreement or negligence, shall not exceed the amount of the last paid subscription fee.


Waiver.  Failure of either party to insist on strict compliance with the provisions of the Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of that party’s right to demand later compliance with the same or other provisions of this Agreement.


Termination. The Recorder may terminate this Agreement at any time and for any reason, to include termination without cause and without notice.


Severability.  Should any provisions contained within this Agreement be found, for any reason, to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall not affect any other provisions hereof, and this Agreement shall be constructed as if such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision had never been contained herein.


Amendment of Agreement.  Except otherwise provided herein, this Agreement may be amended, modified, renewed or supplemented by the Recorder and subsequently agreed to by the Subscriber.


Governing Law.  This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of the State of Illinois.  The venue and jurisdiction for any complaint at law shall be in the 19th Judicial Circuit Court, Lake County, Illinois.

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