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The Kane County Clerk provides certified copies of vital records for genealogical research purposes.

By Illinois law, the genealogical records are defined as:

  • Birth records over 75 years.
  • Marriage records over 50 years.
  • Death certificate records of more than 20 years.

All genealogical certificates and documents issued by the County Clerk will be stamped "For Genealogical Purposes Only."

Document Cost
Birth $16 and $6 for each additional copy
Marriage $16 and $6 for each additional copy
Death $20 and $10 for each additional copy

Other sources that could be consulted for help in finding records:

To Request an Item

For a genealogical item, you must:

Send application, along with a check or money order payable to the Kane County Clerk, and a copy of your valid ID to:

    Kane County Clerk
    Attn: Vital Records
    719 S Batavia Ave, Bldg. B
    Geneva, IL 60134

Visit Us in Person

    Kane County Clerk
    719 S. Batavia Ave., Bldg. B
    Geneva, IL 60134
    (630) 232-5950
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

For More Information:

Call: (630) 232-5950

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