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If you’ve just set a date for your wedding, this can be an exciting time for the two of you! Don’t le the marriage license laws of Illinois put a dent in your wedding plans.
Here’s what you need to know and what documents to bring with you before you apply for a Illinois marriage license. We recommend getting this legal aspect of your wedding out of the way about a month before your wedding date.
Requirements may vary as each COUNTY in Illinois could have their own requirements.
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 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.
Residency Requirement: You do not have to be a resident of Illinois. Waiting Period
in Illinois: 24 Hours to get married. Previous Marriages: You must provide a certified
copy of your divorce if you have been divorced with the the last 6 months. Fees
in Illinois: Please check with the County you wish to be married in. Proxy Marriages:
NO. Cousin Marriages: Yes, first cousins may marry if they are older than the
age of 50. Common Law Marriages: NO. Same Sex Marriage: No. However, effective
June 2011, same-
Here are some of the Counties that we service:
Boone County Clerk DuPage County Clerk Kendall County Clerk
Belvidere, IL Wheaton, IL Yorkville, IL
Cook County Clerk Winnebago County Clerk McHenry County Clerk
Chicago, IL Rockford, IL Woodstock, IL
DeKalb County Clerk Lake County Clerk Kane County Clerk
Sycamore, IL Waukegan, IL Geneva, IL
We also service the Southern Part of Wisconsin