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Thomas M. Hartwell - Kane County Circuit Clerk - Illinois Sixteenth Judicial Circuit

**IMPORTANT NOTICE**

In preparation of the civil filing code and fee changes required as a result of Public Act 100-987, pursuant to the Clerks of Courts Act (705 ILCS 105/27.1b) effective July 1, 2019, eFileIL will be unavailable statewide starting on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 12:00 PM CDT through Monday, July 1, 2019 at 8:00 AM CDT.

Filers will be unable to submit documents to the court through eFileIL during this time, but will be permitted to file paper documents locally at the appropriate clerk's office during regular business hours without needing to submit a Certificate of Exemption from e-Filing form.

eFiling

 ​ ​ ​​How To Get Started With ​eFiling in Illinois​ ​ ​  ​       Tips for Successful eFiling
  ​​ ​Efile Mandatory Effective Nov. 1, 2017​​
​  ​ ​​New Civil And Family Scheduling Directive​​
 ​  eFile ​​Tips for Self Represented Litigants​​

​​​​​​Electronic Services

  ​ ​View Cases With Your Smartphone
​  ​ ​​How To Get Started With ​eFiling in Illinois
​  ​​​​​ ​Electronic Case Filing​​
 ​  ​​​Search Court Records​
 ​  Order of Protection
 ​  Payments Online
 ​  Traffic School Information

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Employment

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The Circuit Clerk is a constitutional officer who is elected, every four years, by the voters ​of Kane County. The duties and responsibilities of the Circuit Clerk are established by state statute, as well as by the Illinois Supreme Court, Administrative Office of Illinois Court and Local Rules set forth by the Chief Judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit.

By law, the Circuit Clerk's primary function is to establish, maintain and keep all records of court and the court seal.​

In addition to court related duties, the Clerk is responsible for a number of administrative, financial and public services.

Mission Statement

The mission of our office is to provide for the public, bench and bar a means of managing the receipt, maintenance and security of the court record, and all judicial management information.

​ The office of the Circuit Clerk of Kane County is committed to providing services to all of our customers in a courteous, timely, ethical and cost-effective manner. ​​ 

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