Kane County Clerk's Office remains open during extreme cold

Kane County Clerk John A. Cunningham reminds residents that both the Geneva (719 S. Batavia Ave., Building B) and Aurora (5 E. Downer Pl., Suite F) locations of the Kane County Clerk's Office are open with regular business hours until 8 p.m., according to a news release from the clerk's office.

“My office acts as the registrar of vital services, and the critical word is vital," Cunningham stated in the release. "Residents who need copies of vital records such as birth, death, or marriage certificates today are able to come to the office to get them today. When our office was open after a snowstorm on the day after Thanksgiving, a woman who was only in town for the holiday weekend and needed a copy of a birth record was able to get it because this office was open that day.”

The regular hours of the Kane County Clerk's Office are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; and from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.  Information about services provided by the clerk's office is available at www.kanecountyclerk.org.

“We have a responsibility to provide services. We consider the safety of our employees and the public to be of the utmost importance, and we feel that we are able to serve the public safely," Cunningham said in the release. "People need copies of birth, death, and marriage records, and they want to get married, even in cold weather.  I have made a commitment to provide vital services to those who need them, and my staff and I will continue to do our best to provide those services.”

The Kane County Clerk's Office is responsible for several major functions, including custodian of county records, chief election official, registrar of vital records, passport acceptance agency and tax extension. Through the Clerk's Accessibility Program, the clerk's office provides information and resources to residents at the clerk's website www.kanecountyclerk.org.