Show proof of age and identification. Acceptable documents are: driver’s license, state id card, passport, military id card, Illinois Department of Public Aid card. If you do not have any of these, two of the following will be accepted: certified copy of your birth certificate, baptismal record with birth date, foreign passport, naturalization papers, US resident alien card, life insurance policy in effect for one year with your birth date, all consulate id cards. Affidavits not accepted.
You do not have to be a resident of Illinois.
Waiting Period in Illinois
Illinois has a twenty-four (24) hour waiting period to get married.
You must provide a certified copy of your divorce if you have been divorced within the last six months.
Fees in Illinois
Getting married in Illinois will cost you approximately $25 - $30. (cash, check, or money order)
Yes, first cousins may marry if they are older than the age of 50.
Common Law Marriages:
Same Sex Marriages:
If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you will have to provide a copy of your birth certificate along with some other sort of identification showing your date of birth. You will also need to have the sworn consent from each parent, each legal guardian or a judge - in person - before the county clerk at the time of application. Your parents or guardians will need to provide identification like a driver's license, state identification card, Illinois Department of Public Aid card, or passport. If your parent is deceased, you will need to show a death certificate or proof of guardianship, or a court order waiving consent. A legal guardian will also need to show a certified copy of the guardianship papers. If you are under sixteen (16) years of age, you cannot get married in Illinois.
Ordained ministers, judges, retired judges, and public officials whose powers include solemnization of marriages.
License is valid for sixty (60) days only in the county in which it was issued.