Jack Cunningham, Kane County Clerk
Jack Cunningham, Kane County Clerk

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The Kane County Clerk's Office is now operating by appointment only at the Geneva location, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Building B, according to a news release from Kane County Clerk John Cunningham. The Aurora location will be temporarily closed beginning March 24.

Residents who would like to make an appointment should call 630-232-5950.

“We have taken these steps to limit the amount of people entering the office as advised by the CDC and other agencies regarding the coronavirus health emergency. You will find instructions at our website, kanecountyclerk.org, about how to order copies of vital records and other documents online or by mail. You can also information and links to all departments within the clerk’s office,” Cunningham stated in the news release.

As required by state law, individuals who wish to get married or have a civil union in Kane County must appear in person at the office to complete the application and pay the license fee. However, applicants are encouraged to complete the online questionnaire at https://www.kanecountyclerk.org/VitalRecords/Pages/Marriage-License.aspx from home to limit time spent in the office, the release stated.

“The clerk’s office provides ‘essential government services’ as defined by the Governor’s Executive Order. Despite the health emergency, some individuals will still need services provided by our office. We are doing our best to provide these services while taking precautions to protect the health of our valued customers and staff. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience,” Cunningham stated.