Join Mary Ellen Vanderventer and her Chief Deputy, Cynthia Pruim-Haran, as we discuss with her what the Lake County Recorder’s Office does and how it helps the Lake County Community! In the Lake County Recorder’s Office, there are over 7 million documents — mostly relating to real property, like homes, or buildings, or land. The office is responsible for holding those documents for title searches (to ensure that a seller has “clear title” to the land he is selling) OR recording liens from workers, materials suppliers or public taxing bodies OR other activities. If you are ever concerned about whether your property has liens on it that you may not know about, Mary Ellen Vanderventer has started a service called “Property Check,” that can help you discover any unwanted activity on what is probably the biggest asset of any family.