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Researching Official Records

Official records may be accessed using the Clerk of Courts Online Records Search or public access terminals located in the Recording Division. Records are searchable either by name using an alphabetical index, or by Clerk file number or book and page numbers. The Public Research area offers access to Lake County's Official Records dating back to 1887 in various forms of media including books, microfilm and digital images. The type of records which may be researched includes, but is not limited to, deeds, marriage records, military discharges and plats.

Employees cannot perform title searches, nor are they permitted to perform lien searches. However, they will assist you in the use of the equipment and the sources of information available. Depending on the complexity of your search, you may wish to seek the assistance of a title company or attorney.

Subdivision Plat

Platted subdivisions are recorded as a part of the Official Records. The entire plat library and monthly updates are available for download from the Clerk’s FTP site via an annual subscription agreement.

Official Records Fees

Most fees may be paid by check, money order, or credit card. Payment should be made payable to Neil Kelly, Clerk the Circuit Court. In some cases, credit card payment is not accepted.

Item Fee Amount
Recording, indexing, filing any instrument (Excluding Lis Pendens – See below) not more than 14" x 8.5" including notice to Property Appraiser when applicable:
  1. First page or fraction thereof
  2. Each additional page or fraction thereof
  3. For indexing instruments recorded in the official records which contain more than 4 names, per additional name

 


$10.00
$8.50
$1.00

For examining, certifying, and recording plats and for recording condominium exhibits larger than 14"x 8.5":
  1. First page
  2. Each additional page

 

$30.00
$15.00

Recording, indexing, filing any Notice of Lis Pendens, Lis Pendens, Amended Notice of Lis Pendens, Amended Lis Pendens
  1. First page or fraction thereof
  2. Each additional page or fraction thereof

 


$5.00
$4.00

Recording, indexing, filing any cancellation, discharge or release of Lis Pendens
  1. First page or fraction thereof
  2. Each additional page or fraction thereof


$10.00
$8.50

For indexing instruments recorded in the official records which contain more than 4 names, including PLAINTIFFS and DEFENDANTS and all aliases and unknown spouses, heirs, etc. of a named party
  1. Per additional name

 

 

$1.00

Roll of 16mm Microfilm $42.00
Fax copies:
  1. For the phone call
  2. For each page faxed

$1.00
$1.00
 

 

Official Records Research
Office Location
Lake County Courthouse (CH)
550 W. Main St., North Wing, 3rd Floor
Tavares, FL 32778
Phone: (352) 253-2600
Fax: (352) 253-2616