Foreclosure Information

Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation
Homeowners facing foreclosure may be able to save their homes through informative how-to classes, personalized counseling and mediation services. These free services are offered by the Lake County Courts in conjunction with the Affordable Housing Corporation of Lake County. More information can be found at the 19th Judicial Circuit.

Foreclosure Guide
Learn about your rights and options in the foreclosure process by viewing this foreclosure guide (PDF) from the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Center for Self-Representation, and view the Mortgage Foreclosure Self-Representation Section on the Court’s website.

Foreclosure Notices
Notices of foreclosure for Lake County’s unincorporated area should be sent to the Lake County Clerk, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1503:
Carla Wyckoff, Lake County Clerk
18 North County Street Room 101
Waukegan, Illinois 60085
Phone: 847-377-2400
Fax: 847-984-5822

*Please note, foreclosure notices for properties located in municipalities should be sent to that local governing body.

Foreclosure Sales
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has the responsibility of executing the sale of all foreclosed properties within Lake County. All properties are sold via auction with a schedule listing the dates and properties to be auctioned. More information can be found at the Sheriff's site.
  • Foreclosed Property Listing
The Recorder of Deeds Office can assist homeowners with obtaining records during the foreclosure process, including copies of deeds, mortgages and foreclosure documents. Contact the Recorder’s Office at 847-377-2575 or email.