FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS
Release of Information
All FOIA requests should be submitted to the Kane County Coroner's Office located at 719 S. Batavia Avenue, Building E, Geneva, Illinois 60134. Requests can be submitted in person, by fax (630-232-3431) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) in written form.
Kane County Coroner case information will not be released until the case is closed. Information can be obtained by immediate family members and/or insurance companies.
The Freedom of Information Act allows for non-family members to obtain reasonable information concerning a decedent if that person has a good reason to have said information. However, this can be denied.
Under the State Statute (Public Act 96-1161 of Illinois Revised Statutes) the office of coroner is to charge for specific documents. These fees are listed below:
- Autopsy Report $ 50.00
- Toxicology Report $ 25.00
- Coroner's Report of Death $ 25.00
- Inquest Transcript $5.00 per page
- Verdict Sheet (included in transcript) $ 5.00
- Miscellaneous Reports $ 25.00 each
- Photographs (by court order only) - $5.00 per disk
Not every case will warrant all of the above tests and/or documentation. Furthermore, only those documents generated by our office will be available.
If you want information on a specific case, you can come to our office Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 719 S. Batavia Avenue – Geneva, IL 60134 – Building E.