AVAILABILITY OF FILES
All records, except those impounded by statute or order of the court are open to the public during business hours 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday. Except legal holidays.
Records impounded or restricted by statute are: Adoptions, Mental Health and Juvenile in other case impounded by court order. A court order is required to view or to get copies from an impounded file.
Many of our old records and probate cases filed from the 1800’s to early 1900’s are stored in secured areas. We do have the indexes for older records available in our public access viewing area available during normal business hours.
The clerk's office has computer terminals available for the public to view court records. These terminals begin with our automated records from the year 1992 to current. The terminals are located at the Kendall county Circuit Clerks' office.
On-line court records are available.
Record searches are not provided by telephone. All requests must be in writing or in person. There is a $4.00 charge per case per year searched and must be paid in advance.