Order Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates Online!

For your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that Kane County Clerk has partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®.


Illinois State Statute (410 ILCS 535/25 governing who can be issued a certified copy of a certificate:

  1. Upon the order of a court of competent jurisdiction; or
  2. In case of a birth certificate, upon the specific written request by U.S. Postal Service mail for a certification or certified copy by the person, if of legal age, by a parent or other legal representative of the person to whom the record of birth relates, or by a person having a genealogical interest; or
  3. Upon the specific written request for a certification or certified copy by a department of the state or a municipal corporation of the federal government; or
  4. In case of a death or fetal death certificate, upon specific written request for a certified copy by a person, or his duly authorized agent, having a genealogical, personal or property right interest in the record.

Certified copies of marriage certificates of persons who married in Kane County may be obtained from the office of the Kane County Clerk

A marriage certificate is filed with the Clerk's office after the marriage ceremony takes place. The individual(s) performing the ceremony completes and signs your marriage license and returns it to the Clerk's office, where it is recorded.

After that occurs, the Clerk's office can issue you a certified copy of your marriage certificate upon request. Marriage certificates are not automatically sent to couples.

Fees for Marriage Certificates are $16 for the first copy and $6 for each additional copy of the same record.

Requesting a Marriage Certificate

By Mail:

Mail your request to:

Kane County Clerk, John A. Cunningham
Vital Records
719 S. Batavia Ave., Bldg. B
Geneva, IL 60134

Include the following items:

In Person:

Come to our office at:

Kane County Clerk
719 S. Batavia Ave., Bldg. B
Geneva, IL 60134
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm
Wed: 8:30am-8:00pm
630-232-5950

Bring the following items with you:

  • Photo Identification (e.g. drivers license, state issued identification, etc.)
  • Cash, check or money order payable to Kane County Clerk, or debit or credit card. An additional $2.50 service fee will be added to any credit or debit card purchases. Please call our office for acceptable debit/credit cards.

Contact VitalChek:

For a $10.00 convenience fee, you can order a Kane County certificate with a credit card by going to www.vitalchek.com. Additional shipping fees may apply.