Changes in Death Certificate Costs for U.S. Military Personnel
Kane County has approved changes to a measure that makes obtaining a certified death certificate for an active duty or retired service member of the U.S. military, free of charge.
Previously the fee was $20. The Kane County Clerk's office maintains vital records, including birth, death and marriage licenses. Individuals can request records in person or in writing.
For active duty or retired military service members, additional copies of a death certificate costs no more than $6, down from $10. The changes in the fees were mandated by the State under a new law (Public Act 102-739) that took effect on January 1, 2023.