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Doing Good Deeds for You
In This Issue
Documents Recorded
2014 United Way Campaign
Senior Expo
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August 2014
Welcome to the latest edition of our email newsletter
highlighting recent news and events in the Lake County
Recorder's Office. It is our hope that you find this
newsletter useful and informative. All of us in the
Recorder's Office are committed to providing you with
the best customer service possible! If we can assist you
in any way, please don't hesitate to contact us. We'd
love to hear from you!
Mary Ellen Vanderventer
Lake County Recorder of Deeds
Office Hours:
Mon thru Fri
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
phone: 847.377.2575
fax: 847.984.5860
email: [email protected]
Documents Recorded
JUL 2014: 8,824
YTD 2014: 52,919
JUL 2013: 11,723
YTD 2013: 79,661
(YTD - 1/1 thru 7/31)
Doing Good Deeds-United Way Lake County
I am extremely proud of the work our staff does on a daily basis! But, I am truly
inspired by their generosity! Once again, 100% of our staff has opened their hearts
and donated to the Lake County United Way Campaign. In 2013, the Lake County
Cares Campaign raised $78,550 to help those in need. The goal for 2014 is
I am in awe of the generosity of our staff and the role we play in the Lake County
Cares Campaign. As the saying goes, "It takes a Village" and I'm so proud of the
good deeds we do for this Village!
Members of the Recorder of Deeds Office and the County Administrator's Office
participated in a "tie-breaking" game of "bean bags" to raise funds and awareness
for the Lake County Cares Campaign.
41st Annual LCCS Senior Expo - August 6th
Join Mary Ellen Vanderventer and the Recorder of Deeds Office, along with over 50
other exhibitors on August 6th from 8:00 AM until 1:30 PM for the 41st Annual
Lake County Council for Seniors (LCCS) Senior Expo. Your $5.00 entry fee entitles
you to a continental breakfast, choice of two seminars, refreshments throughout
the day, a boxed lunch and access to a wealth of information. The Expo will be held
at the Graylskake Campus of CLC in the C-wing on the Lower Level.
Follow this link for more information...
Did you Know?
Transfer on Death Instrument
A "Transfer on Death Instrument" is a document recorded BEFORE the death of
the current owner but the actual transfer of property does not take place until after
the death of the owner. This recording CAN be revoked prior by the current owner
by recording the appropriate document.
Since no actual transfer is taking place at the time of the recording of this
instrument, no transfer tax is due at the time of this recording.
A "Notice of Death Affidavit and Acceptance of Transfer on Death Instrument" must
be recorded by the beneficiary after the death of the owner to make the Transfer
on Death Instrument effective.
The agreement made between the original owner and the beneficiary will determine
whether or not a PTAX-203 is required to be filed at the time of this recording. If
any consideration is to change hands and there are no exemptions pertaining to the
transfer, then a PTAX-203 is required. This new legislation also points out that
consideration is not required; therefore, if there is no consideration then no
PTAX-203 is required to be filed.
Like Us on Facebook
Please "like" us on our new Facebook page! This will be a
great tool for us, as we share updated information and photos
of important events.
Office Closed
Along with the courts of the 19th Judicial Circuit and other Lake County offices, our
office will be CLOSED on Labor Day - Monday, September 1, 2014.
Staff Spotlight - meet Jeanine Richards
Jeanine has been employed by the Recorder's Office for 28
years and has been cross trained in many areas of the
She most enjoys working with the public, whether it be
recording their documents or helping them research their
She has been married for 23 years and has four wonderful
boys who keep her very busy! She enjoys reading or
cooking in her spare time or just spending time with her
Lake County Recorder of Deeds Office | 18 N County St - 6th Floor | Waukegan | IL | 60085-4358