This application, upon approval by the Clerk of the Circuit Court, constitutes an agreement between the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Lake County Illinois and the applicant for the purpose of providing the applicant with query access to the Lake County Circuit Clerk's Court Records and Information Management System (CRIMS).  I understand that this application may be either approved or denied.

Period of Agreement

This agreement will remain in force for one (1) year from date of approval (anniversary date) and will need to be renewed at the then prevailing rate(s) unless cancelled in writing by the applicant at least thirty (30) days prior to the anniversary date.  It is understood and agreed that the Clerk of the Circuit Court may terminate this agreement at any time without prior notice should the subscriber fail to meet their obligations as listed below (see Subscriber Obligations).  It is also understood and agreed that the subscriber may cancel this service at any time upon written notice to the Clerk of the Circuit Court.  Fees will not be prorated or refunded for any access that is either cancelled by the applicant or the Clerk of the Circuit Court.


Rates for Services

I understand and agree to pay the subscription fee ($240.00 for single user; $225 each for 2-4 users; $200 each for 5 or more users) per year for the use of this method for access to official court records.  I further  understand that this fee may be adjusted from time to time, but any changes in the fee will be effective upon renewal or application for new user access.


Services Provided by the Circuit Clerk

The Circuit Clerk will provide the following to the subscriber:


  1.  Access to CRIMS for the purpose of obtaining the information set forth below Applicants Business Purpose for Access) which may be amended from time to time with the written authorization of the Lake County Circuit Clerk or his/her designee.
  2. Provide the subscriber with one installation manual for a single device installation.
  3. Provide the subscriber with one CRIMS user manual.
  4. Provide upon request of subscriber, training necessary to properly use the system.
  5. Provide the subscriber with consultation via telephone or email on specific problems that occur with the system.
  6. The Circuit Clerk does not guarantee results nor warrant or represent, that errors or problems will not occur or be corrected.

Subscriber Obligations

  1. The subscriber will be responsible for ensuring that unauthorized individuals do not gain access to the information.  Unauthorized individuals for the purpose of this agreement are any person or entity not listed on the agreement.
  2. Information access by the subscriber is for the use of the subscriber in the ordinary course of its business as stated below in the Applicants Business Purpose for Access.
  3. The subscriber agrees that the information accessed by means of remote electronic access shall not be used for any purpose that violates any federal, state or local laws.
  4. The subscriber agrees not to run any programming script against CRIMS without prior approval from the Circuit Clerk of Lake County.

Limitation of Liability and Warranty

  1. The Circuit Clerk of Lake County does not expressly or impliedly warrant that the information or data accessed by the subscriber is accurate or correct.  The Circuit Clerk shall not be liable for any loss, cost, damage or expense arising directly or indirectly in connection with this agreement.  In no event shall the Circuit Clerk be liable for any special or consequential damages or for any indirect damages resulting from the use or application of the information extracted from the system.
  2. The Circuit Clerk of Lake County is not responsible for any computer related problems that may occur as a result of installation of necessary software.

System Availability

The system will generally be available from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on weekends.  The system may or may not be available on court holidays.


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