Lake County Commmission on Public Records


The Lake County Commission on Public Records deals with issues related to retention and destruction of public records as defined in IC 5-15-5.1-14:

"A public official or agency may not mutilate, destroy, sell, loan, or otherwise dispose of any government record, except under a record retention schedule or with the written consent of the commission."

Please note that we DO NOT provide copies of public records to the public.

These departments provide information as follows:

  1. Assessor: Property and Tax Records
  2. Clerk: Court Records, Traffic Tickets and Marriage Records
  3. Health Dept: Birth Records, Death Certificates
  4. Plan Commission: Licenses and Permits
  5. Recorder: Deeds, Mortgages, Liens, Releases, Leases, Articles of Incorporation, Assumed Business Names, Military Discharges, Subdivision Plats, UCC's (Uniform Commercial Code filings)
  6. Treasurer: Tax payments, receipts


More information at website

Contact Us By Mail
2293 North Main Street
Crown Point, IN 46307

Office Hours
Mon - Fri 8:30 am – 4:30 pm CST

Contact Us By Phone or Fax
Phone: (219) 755-3000

 Board Members

Michael A. Brown
Michael A. Brown
Title: Lake County Clerk
Phone: (219) 755-3460
Fax: (219) 755-3520

Michael B. Brown
Michael B. Brown
Title: Lake County Recorder
Phone: (219) 755-3094

Kristie Dressel
Kristie Dressel
Title: Clerk Treasurer, City of Crown Point

Dr. Teresa A. Eineman
Dr. Teresa A. Eineman
Title: Superintendent, Crown Schools
Phone: 219-663-3371

Marissa J. McDermott
Marissa J. McDermott
Title: Judge, Lake Circuit Court
Phone: (219) 755-3488

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John Petalas
John Petalas
Title: Lake County Auditor

Kyle W. Allen, Sr.
Kyle W. Allen, Sr.
Title: President, Board of Commissioners
Phone: (219) 755-3204
Fax: 219-755-3064

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