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How Much a Marriage License Cost?

Illinois requires a couple to obtain a marriage license in order to have a legally binding wedding ceremony. Some states require a medical examination or blood tests in order to obtain a license. All require proof of identification and a marriage license application fee.

It will cost you $30.00+ to get married in Illinois. Some Illinois counties charge $60.00+. The cost of receiving a marriage license varies from county to county and some Illinois counties will only accept cash. Please call ahead to verify whether or not you need cash.

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Marriage License in Illinois

ID Requirement

Any of the following documents will be accepted:

•  Valid U.S. Driver's License

•  Valid U.S. state identification card

•  Valid U.S. passport, Valid U.S. military identification card,

•  Valid Illinois Department of Public Aid card
   (the I.D. and the medical card).

If you do not have any of the above forms of identification,
then you MUST present TWO (2) of the following pieces of identification:

•  A certified copy of a birth certificate.

•  A valid U.S. resident alien card.

•  U.S. naturalization papers.

•  A valid foreign passport.

•  All consulate identification cards. Affidavits are not acceptable.

•  A baptismal record (the date of birth of the applicant must appear on this record).

•  A life insurance policy, which has been in effect for one (1) year (the applicant's date of birth must appear on the document).

•  A certified copy of their birth certificate.

•  A second piece of identification showing date of birth.

•  At least one parent of any applicant under the age of 18 must be present.

Application Requirement:

To apply for a marriage license in Illinois, both you and your future spouse must must appear in person at the time of applying.

Residency Requirement:

Non-residents cannot obtain a marriage license if said marriage would be void in their state.

Waiting Period: 1 day.

If Divorced: If either applicant is divorced, they must provide final divorce papers signed by the judge.

Blood Tests: No tests

Under 18:

Applicants between the ages of 16 and 17 may obtain a marriage license by presenting the following information:

•  Sworn consent from each parent, each legal guardian or a judge - in person - before the county clerk at the time of application. Those giving consent must provide proper identification, including a: valid driver's license; valid state identification card; valid Illinois Department of Public Aid card; valid passport. (If the legal guardian is giving consent, a certified copy of the guardianship papers must be provided.)

People older than 18 years of age who are not blood relatives may marry without parental consent.

Same Sex Marriages:

Yes, same-sex couples can get married in Illinois as of June 1, 2014.

First cousins older than the age of 50 may marry.

Valid: License is valid for 60 days from the date it was issued.
A license issued in Cook County CANNOT be used in any other county or state.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Illinois Dept. of Public Health
Division of Vital Records
605 W. Jefferson St.
Springfield, IL 62702-5097
217-782-6553
Fax: 217-523-2648

Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.

It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.

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Illinois County Clerk's Office

Adams County Clerk
Quincy, IL
217. 277. 2162
Alexander County Clerk
Cairo IL
618. 734. 7000
Bond County Clerk
Greenville, IL
618. 664. 0449
Boone County Clerk
Belvidere, IL
815. 544. 3103
Brown County Clerk
Mount Sterling, IL
217. 773. 3421
Bureau County Clerk
Princeton, IL
815. 875. 2014
Calhoun County Clerk
Hardin, IL
618. 576. 2351
Carroll County Clerk
Mount Carroll, IL
815. 244. 0221
Cass County Clerk
Virginia, IL
217. 452. 7217
Champaign County Clerk
Urbana, IL
217. 384. 3720
Christian County Clerk
Taylorville, IL
217. 824. 4969
Clark County Clerk
Marshall, IL
217. 826. 8311
Clay County Clerk
Louisville, IL
618. 665. 3626
Clinton County Clerk
Carlyle, IL
618. 594. 2464
Coles County Clerk
Charleston, IL
217. 348. 0501
Cook County Clerk
Chicago, IL
312. 603. 7788
Crawford County Clerk
Robinson, IL
618. 546. 1212
Cumberland County Clerk
Toledo, IL
217. 849. 2631
DeKalb County Clerk
Sycamore, IL
815. 895. 7149
DeWitt County Clerk
Clinton, IL
217. 935. 2119
Douglas County Clerk
Tuscola, IL
217. 253. 2411
DuPage County Clerk
Wheaton, IL
630. 682. 7035
Edgar County Recorder
Paris, IL
217. 466. 7433
Edwards County Clerk
Albion, IL
618. 445. 2115
Effingham County Clerk
Effingham, IL
217. 342. 6535
Fayette County Clerk
Vandalia, IL
618. 283. 5000
Ford County Clerk
Paxton, IL
217. 379. 2721
Franklin County Clerk
Benton, IL
618. 438. 3221
Fulton County Clerk
Lewistown, IL
309. 547. 3041
Gallatin County Clerk
Shawneetown, IL
618. 269. 3025
Greene County Clerk
Carrollton, IL
217. 942. 5443
Grundy County Clerk
Morris, IL
815. 941. 3222
Hamilton County Clerk
McLeansboro, IL
618. 643. 2721
Hancock County Clerk
Carthage, IL
217. 357. 3911
Hardin County Clerk
Elizabethtown, IL
618. 287. 2251
Henderson County Clerk
Oquawka, IL
309. 867. 2911
Henry County Clerk
Cambridge, IL
309. 852. 0197
Iroquois County Clerk
Watseka, IL
815. 432. 6960
Jackson County Clerk
Murhpysboro, IL
618. 687. 7300
Jasper County Clerk
Newton, IL
618. 783. 3124
Jefferson County Clerk
Mount Vernon, IL
618. 244. 8020
Jersey County Clerk
Jerseyville, IL
618. 498. 5571 ext. 115
Jo Daviess County Clerk
Galena, IL
815. 777. 0161
Johnson County Clerk
Vienna, IL
618. 658. 3611
Kane County Clerk
Geneva, IL
630. 232. 5950
Kankakee County Clerk
Kankakee, IL
815. 937. 2990
Kendall County Clerk
Yorkville, IL
630. 553. 4104
Knox County Clerk
Galesburg, IL
309. 345. 3815
Lake County Clerk
Waukegan, IL
847. 377. 2400
LaSalle County Clerk
Ottawa, IL
815. 434. 8202
Lawrence County Clerk
Lawrenceville, IL
618. 943. 2346
Livingston County Clerk
Pontiac, IL
815. 844. 2006, ext. 128
Logan County Clerk
Lincoln, IL
217. 732. 4148
Lee County Clerk
Dixon, IL
815. 288. 3309
McDonough County Clerk
Macomb, IL
309. 833. 2474
McHenry County Clerk
Woodstock, IL
815. 334. 4242
McLean County Clerk
Bloomington, IL
309. 888. 5190
Macon County Clerk
Decatur, IL
217. 424. 1305
Macoupin County Clerk
Carlinville, IL
217. 854. 3214
Madison County Clerk
Edwardsville, IL
618. 692. 6290
Marion County Clerk
Salem, IL
618. 548. 3400
Marshall County Clerk
Lacon, IL
309. 246. 6325
Mason County Clerk
Havana IL
309. 543. 6661
Massac County Clerk
Metropolis, IL
618. 524. 5213
Menard County Clerk
Petersburg, IL
217. 632. 2415
Mercer County Clerk
Aledo, IL
309. 582. 7021
Monroe County Clerk
Waterloo, IL
618. 939. 8681 ext. 306
Montgomery County Clerk
Hillsboro, IL
217. 532. 9530
Morgan County Clerk
Jacksonville, IL
217. 243. 8581
Moultrie County Clerk
Sullivan, IL
217. 728. 4389
Ogle County Clerk
Oregon, IL
815. 732. 1110
Peoria County Clerk
Peoria, IL
309. 672. 6059
Perry County Clerk
Pinckneyville, IL
618. 357. 5116
Piatt County Clerk
Monticello, IL
217. 762. 9487
Pike County Clerk
Pittsfield, IL
217. 285. 6812
Pope County Clerk
Golconda, IL
618. 683. 4466
Pulaski County Clerk
Mound City, IL
618. 748. 9360
Putnam County Clerk
Hennepin, IL
815. 925. 7129
Randolph County Clerk
Chester, IL
618. 826. 5000, ext. 191
Richland County Clerk
Olney, IL
618. 392. 3111
Rock Island County
Rock Island, IL
309. 786. 4451
St. Clair County Clerk
Belleville, IL
618. 277. 6600
Saline County Clerk
Harrisburg, IL
618. 253. 8197
Sangamon County Clerk
Springfield, IL
217. 753. 6700
Schuyler County Clerk
Rushville, IL
217. 322. 4734
Scott County Clerk
Winchester, IL
217. 742. 3178
Shelby County Clerk
Shelbyville, IL
217. 774. 4421
Stark County Clerk
Toulon, IL
309. 286. 5911
Stephenson County Clerk
Freeport, IL
815. 235. 8289
Tazewell County Clerk
Pekin, IL
309. 477. 2264
Union County Clerk
Jonesboro, IL
618. 833. 5711
Vermilion County Clerk
Danville, IL
217. 431. 2607
Wabash County Clerk
Mount Carmel, IL
618. 262. 4561
Warren County Clerk
Monmouth, IL
309. 734. 8592
Washington County Clerk
Nashville, IL
618. 327. 4800, ext. 300
Wayne County Clerk
Fairfield, IL
618. 842. 5182
White County Clerk
Carmi, IL
618. 382. 7211
Whiteside County Clerk
Morrison, IL
815. 772. 5189
Will County Clerk
Joliet, IL
815. 740. 4626
Williamson County Clerk
Marion, IL
618. 997. 1301, ext. 100
Winnebago County Clerk
Rockford, IL
815. 987. 3050
Woodford County Clerk
Eureka, IL
309. 467. 2822


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