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Lake County, IN Public Records

Circuit & Superior Court
2293 N Main St
Courts Bldg, 2nd Fl
Crown Point, IN 46307 http://www.lakecountyin.org/
Hours: 8:30AM-4PM CST
P: 219-755-3460
F: 219-755-3781
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed released
Telephone of traffic/misdemeanors is 219-755-3618. See below - the court will not do name searches of the criminal index.
Superior Court
232 Russell Street
Hammond, IN 46320 http://www.lakecountyin.org/
Hours: 8:30AM-4PM CST
P: 219-755-3460
F: 219-755-3781
No credit cards accepted for record copies or searches, etc.
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed released
The court will not do name searches of the criminal index.
Superior Court
15 West 4th Avenue
Courts Bldg, 2nd Fl
Gary, IN 46402 http://www.lakecountyin.org/
Hours: 8:30AM-4PM CST
P: 219-881-6065
F: 219-881-6068
No credit cards accepted for record copies or searches, etc.
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed released
See below - the court will not do name searches of the criminal index.
Superior Court
3711 Main Street
East Chicago, IN 46312 http://www.lakecountyin.org/
Hours: 8:30AM-4PM CST
P: 219-398-2442
F: 219-392-2482
No credit cards accepted for record copies or searches, etc.
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed released
Telephone of traffic/misdemeanors is 219-755-3618. See below - the court will not do name searches of the criminal index.

Lake County, IN Vital Records

Contact the Lake County Office of the County Recorder if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Lake County
County Recorder
2293 N Main St
Bldg A, 2nd Fl, #A-206
Crown Point, IN 46307
www.lakecountyin.org/portal/media...
8:30AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 219-755-3730
Fax: 219-755-3257

Official Lake County Vital Certificates

Lake County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are official hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Lake County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 496.98 sq mi
Population (2009): 494,211
  • Females: 51.9%
  • White: 70.7%
  • Black/African American: 26.2%
  • Asian: 1.3%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 15.1%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 56.9%
Population Change (2000-2009): 9,650
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 5.3%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 13.5%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 16.7%
High School Graduates (2000): 80.7%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 16.2%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.64
Housing Units (2000): 194,992
Homeownership Rate (2000): 69.0%
Migration Flow to Lake County, IN from (2007-2008):

Lake County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $10,790,526
  • Construction: $994,646
  • Retail Trade: $859,799
  • Professional and Technical Services: $439,439
  • Healthcare: $1,513,958
  • Banking: $289,280
  • Retail Trade: $859,799
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $271,487
  • Manufacturing: $2,389,922
  • Farms: $10,042
  • Government: $1,378,451
Employed (2000): 213,404
Unemployed (2000): 17,306
Unemployment Rate (2009): 10.4%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $31,833
Local Government Employment (2007): 23,154
Local Government Revenue (2007): $1,815,179 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $1,033,177 (thou. dol.)

Lake County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 6,766
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.8
Deaths (2007): 4,517
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.2
Infant Deaths (2007): 74
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.9

Lake County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 2,154
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 87
  • Forcible rape: 125
  • Robbery: 773
  • Aggravated Assault: 1,169
Property Crimes (2008): 18,311
  • Burglary: 3,856
  • Larceny-Theft: 12,150
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 2,305

Lake County Genealogy Records