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Kane County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Numbers

Kane County recorded a total of 7,707 crimes in 2016, the most recent year with a complete set of crime statistics provided by the Illinois State Police. This represents a 13.2% drop in overall crime rate compared to the 2012 total. A closer look at the county’s 2016 crime data shows that there were 11 homicides, 137 rapes, 191 robberies, and 665 aggravated assaults. Incidences of property crimes include 1,018 burglaries, 5,341 thefts, 295 motor vehicle thefts, and 49 cases of arson.

The five-year crime trend for Kane County indicates that homicide, aggravated assault, and motor vehicle theft rates increased by 83.3%, 10.1%, and 19.4% respectively. In the same period, there were significant dips in rape (4.9%), robbery (12%), burglary (42.6%), theft (8.1%), and arson (39.5%) rates.

Criminal Records

The Bureau of Identification of the Illinois State Police maintains criminal history records in the state. It allows members of the public to request and obtain criminal history background checks online and through a live scan fingerprint vendor. While a third-party vendor provides fingerprint-based criminal history checks, the Illinois State Police answers name-based inquiries on its Criminal History Information Response Process (CHIRP) web portal. Citizens of Kane County (and the rest of the state) need to log in on this portal using the names and passwords associated with their State of Illinois Digital IDs. For complete information about obtaining criminal history records from the State Police, visit the Criminal History Background Checks page on its website.

The Records Division of the Kane County Sheriff’s Office maintains all incident and accident reports for the county. To obtain traffic accident reports, come to the Records Division of the Kane County Sheriff’s Office located at 37W755 Illinois Route 38, Illinois. The office opens to the public from Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. You should also call ahead on (630) 232-6840 to ask about the availability of the record you seek. The Records Division charges $5 for each traffic accident report released.

The Kane County Sheriff’s Office only releases incident reports when requested via a court order or a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) form. Complete the FOIA Request Form on the Sheriff’s website. You may submit it online, by faxing it to (630) 513-6984, in person at the Sheriff’s Office at the address during the business hours listed above, or by mail to:

Kane County Sheriff’s Office
Attn: FOIA Officer
37W755 IL Route 38, Suite A
St. Charles, IL 60175

Illinois law empowers the State Police to maintain a statewide database of registered sex offenders and make these information available to the public. Use the Offender Search function on the website of the Illinois Sex Offender Registry to find sex offenders residing in Kane County. Make sure to select Kane from the drop-down list of Illinois counties. Alternatively, visit the Kane County Sheriff’s Offender Search web portal. From this portal, you can search for registered sex offenders living, working, and attending school in Kane County. The search tool is also useful for finding information about non-compliant offenders.

The correctional facility in Kane County is the Adult Justice Center located at 37W755 Illinois Route 38, St. Charles. The Sheriff’s Office operates the county jail and provides a handy detainee search tool on its website to help members of the public locate inmates.

Friends and family can deposit money in detainees’ accounts by phone and in person. To fund an inmate’s account in person, come to the kiosks in the lobby area of the jail. This location is available at all hours and every day of the year. Cash deposits as well as debit and credit card payments are accepted at the kiosks. Call (866) 232-1899 to deposit money by phone.

Court Records

The Kane County Circuit Court makes up the Illinois’ 16thJudicial Circuit and has six courthouses all over the county. The contact information for these courts and the Circuit Clerk’s Office are below:

Kane County Circuit Court
Kane County Circuit Clerk Office
540 South Randall Road, St. Charles, IL 60174
Phone: (630) 232-3413
Fax: (630) 208-2172

Kane County Circuit Court - Aurora Branch
1200 East Indian Trail Road, Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: (630) 232-3413
Fax: (630) 208-2172

Kane County Circuit Court - Courthouse
Kane County Courthouse
100 South 3rd Street, Geneva, IL 60134
Phone: (630) 232-3413
Fax: (630) 208-2172

Kane County Circuit Court - Elgin Branch
Robert Gilliam Municipal Complex
150 Dexter Court, Elgin, IL 60120
Phone: (630) 232-3413
Fax: (630) 208-2172

Kane County Circuit Court - Judicial Center
Kane County Judicial Center
37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175
Phone: (630) 232-3413
Fax: (630) 208-2172

Kane County Circuit Court - Juvenile Justice Center
Kane County Juvenile Justice Center
37W655 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175
Phone: (630) 232-3413
Fax: (630) 208-2172

Kane County Circuit Court - Kane County Branch
Kane County Branch Court
530 South Randall Road, St. Charles, IL 60174
Phone: (630) 232-3413
Fax: (630) 208-2172

The Kane County Circuit Clerk maintains records for these courts. To view court records, use the search tools provided by the Circuit Clerk on the County’s website. Members of the public can also view and order copies of court documents by visiting the Research Department of the Kane County Circuit Clerk’s Office at 540 S. Randall Road, St Charles. Alternatively, they can send email requests to

The fee for the first page of court record copies is $2. The rate for the next 19 pages is 50 cents per page while each page beyond these costs 25 cents. Requesters are required to provide case numbers or pay $6 per case for the Research Department to help find these information. There Is an additional fee of $6 per year for retrieving archived records with no electronic copies.

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Vital Records

The Kane County Circuit Clerk maintains all divorce records for the county. The steps to obtaining these records are the same as for obtaining other Circuit Court records. However, divorce records are only available to those involved and their chosen representatives. Visit the Circuit Clerk’s Office at 540 S. Randall Road, St Charles or send an email to to find more information about obtaining divorce records.

Certified copies of birth, death, marriage, and civil union certificates are available from the Kane County Clerk. To obtain these vital records in person, visit the Kane County Clerk’s Office at:

719 S. Batavia Avenue, Building B
Geneva, IL 60134
Phone: (630) 232-5950

The office opens from Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. except on Wednesday when it closes by 8:00 p.m. Bring along a photo ID and copy fee payment in cash, check, credit/debit card, or money order.

The County Clerk also accepts mail requests sent to:

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

Include a completed Certificate Request Form, a photocopy of a photo ID, and a check or money order for fees payable to Kane County Clerk. The fee for the first copy of a birth, marriage, or civil union certificate is $16. Each additional copy of the same record ordered alongside costs $6. The Clerk charges $20 for the first copy of a death certificate and $10 for each additional copy of the same record.

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Kane County?

As established under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, all property records in Kane County are available for public view. Interested persons may obtain or inspect copies of property records by submitting a request to the office in charge of Kane County property records.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Kane County

The Kane County Recorder's Office maintains and records property legal documents such as deeds, mortgages, releases, easements, affidavits, liens, judgments, incorporation papers, and other related documents. Interested persons may search for property records from 1837 till date. Copies of property records can be obtained by visiting the Kane County Recorder’s Office in person at:

Kane County Recorder’s Office
719 South Batavia Avenue, Building C
Geneva, IL 60134
Phone: (630) 232-5935

The Recorder’s Office provides copies of the first 50 pages for free and charges $0.15 for each page thereafter. Depending on the documents searched, the website contains a detailed price list.

How to Look Up Kane County Property Records

The Kane County Recorder’s Office maintains a searchable online property database known as the Land Record Search (LRS) system. The LRS contains land records within the county. Interested persons may choose to register a free account to access certain features on the website such as property watches. However, requestors can search land records using any of the following search categories:

  • Grantor or Grantee
  • Section, Township, or Range
  • Property Address
  • Parcel Number
  • Document Type
  • Remarks
  • Document Number
  • UCC Number
  • Associated Document Number
  • Additional Search Criteria (combination of document number and date filed)

Location of Kane County Township Property Assessors

Township: Hampshire
170 Mill Avenue
Hampshire, IL 60140
Phone: (847) 683-448

Township: Rutland
16N491 Powers Road
Gilberts, IL 60136
Phone: (847) 428-5219

Township: Dundee
611 East Main Street
Suite 101
Dundee, IL 60118
Phone: (847) 428-2634

Township: Burlington
434 South Main Street
P.O. Box 129
Burlington, IL 60109
Phone: (847) 683-2555

Township: Plato
10N924 Rippburger Road
Elgin, IL 60124
Phone: (847) 464-4221

Township: Elgin
729 South McLean
Elgin, IL 60123
Phone: (847) 741-5110

Township: Virgil
49W181 Winters Road
P.O. Box 189
Maple Park, IL 60151
Phone: (815) 827-3383

Township: Campton
5N082 Old LaFox Road
St Charles, IL 60175
Phone: (630) 513-5430

Township: St. Charles
1725 Dean Street
St Charles, IL 60174
Phone: (630) 584-2040

Township: Kaneville
2S101 Harter Road
Kaneville, IL 60144
Phone: (630) 557-2858

Township: Blackberry
43W390 Main Street Road
Elburn, IL 60119
Phone: (630) 365-9109

Township: Batavia
131 Flinn Street
Batavia, IL 60510
Phone: (630) 879-1323

Township: Geneva
400 Wheeler Drive
Geneva, IL 60134
Phone: (630) 232-3600

Township: Big Rock
408 Rhodes Avenue
P.O. Box 252
Big Rock, IL 60511
Phone: (630) 556-4340

Township: Sugar Grove
54 Snow Street
P.O. Box 1138
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
Phone: (630) 466-5255

Township: Aurora
80 North Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: (630) 896-7792