Electronically File Your Forms (Odyssey)

As of January 1, 2018, the State of Illinois has mandated that all civil filings must be filed electronically in all counties in Illinois:

  • Filers have a choice of choosing from a number of certified Electronic Filing Service Providers (EFSPs) that have been certified by the State’s e-Filing Manager, to submit their filings electronically to Lake County. You can find information about this on the Circuit Clerk's website
  • To register, you will be asked to create a username and password and provide your name and email address. You should receive a confirmation email at the email address you entered to validate your registration. You will also be required to enter a credit/debit card or checking account information to store for future payments.
  • Odyssey e-File IL has e-Filing information, training, and guides on their website.

Exemption from e-Filing: 

  • The State of Illinois allows individuals who meet certain criteria, exemption from electronically filing (e-Filing) documents. To find out if you are eligible for an exemption from e-Filing please click here.