Illinois Marriage Records

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How To Lookup Illinois Marriage Records

Illinois marriage records can be obtained through the Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Vital Records. If you need a copy certified, you must request it through the county clerk office where the marriage was filed. You should contact the office you need and they will tell you their process for delivering a certified marriage record. There is usually a fee for this service.

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The Division of Vital Records can tell you for a nominal fee the basic facts of a marriage including the date, names, dates of birth of each person and where the marriage took place. You can request this information through the mail, via fax, or in person. You can start here if you need a certified copy of the marriage record, but aren’t sure exactly where in the state the marriage took place.

If you need marriage verification, you can find the marriage application form here. You must have some basic information before you are able to submit the application. Fill in as much information as you have about the bride, groom, dates, and location. This will help the county clerk’s office locate the record you need. This application includes civil unions. You must submit a photo copy of your state identification with your application and your payment.

You must provide your contact information on the application in order to receive marriage verification records.

Illinois Marriage Records Online

Since marriages are public record, you can find most marriage information through third party sites like These websites operate for free, but some services may be paid. You can enter in some basic information about the type of record you need, the people involved, and a general location. You can view public record information instantly as long as you have provided the correct search criteria.

Some online search engines offer paid services, if you are having trouble going through the state. One of these is, where you can pay a fee to receive records directly from them instead of going through the state application process. This site also lists clerk offices that you can contact if they are unable to obtain the record you need through their site. The process to place an order takes less than 10 minutes and you can specify how quickly you need the record.

If you need a marriage record from the state of Illinois, there are many options for you to choose from. The options explained above are user friendly and are processed within a reasonable time frame. The state website provided above includes other options depending on your needs.

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Illinois Marriage Record FAQs

Are marriages in Illinois public record?

Illinois marriages are public records as well as other vital records which include divorces, birth and death records

How do I get a copy of my Illinois marriage certificate?

You can get a copy of your Illinois marriage certificate by contacting the courthouse clerk where your marriage license was filed and make your request with them. You will need to fill out the relevant marriage record request form and pay a nominal fee for a certified copy of your Illinois marriage certificate. Processing by mail typically takes a few weeks.

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  1. says:

    Cecelia, you will need to reach out to the Illinois county courthouse clerk to obtain a certified copy of your Illinois marriage certificate. We only offer online resource of IL marriage records that are for reference only

  2. says:

    I need a copy of my marriage certificate. Cecelia Gardner,I married Joseph Guider on 8/14/1995 in Chicago, ILL.l would like to do this on line.How much is the cost?

  3. says:

    Victoria, in order to obtain a copy of your Illinois marriage certificate there are a couple of options. You can contact the county courthouse where you filed for your marriage certificate, or you can contact the Illinois Department of Public Health. The Illinois DPS fax number is 217-523-2648. You will want to download the forms from the Illinois DPS and either mail them in or fax them in along with the $40 for processing. It may take a few weeks to get a certified copy of your Illinois marriage certificate sent out to you by mail.

  4. says:

    I need a copy of my marriage certificate. Victoria Odom. Maiden name is Cooley

  5. says:

    Stephen, unfortunately these are much older Illinois marriage records than we have in our database resources. You can also reach out to the Illinois Department of Health as they manage marriage records for the state of Illinois

  6. says:

    I would like to secure a copy of the marriage certificate for Edwin Laverne (Mike) Huggins (DoB: 17 August 1908), Sherrard, Illinois and his wife Ruth Evelyn Greenwood(DoB:28 December 1913). They were married in Dixon, Illinois on 12 June, 1934.

    If there is a place I can make an official request, please let me know either their phone number or Email.

    Thank you.

    Steve Rudolph

  7. says:

    On the Illinois marriage certificate it should have both the maiden name and the married names. To obtain a copy of your Illinois marriage certificate you will want to contact the county courthouse where your marriage license was originally filed, or use the online resource which is what the Illinois courts use to access vital records online. They can provide you with a certified copy of your marriage certificate. Our Illinois marriage records are for online resources only and will have less information than is available on a marriage certificate.

  8. says:

    On marriage certificate will it show the maiden name of spouse. To be used for geanology purposes

  9. says:

    If the Illinois marriage record request form was from an official government agency, as well as was your payment, then you should be good.

  10. says:

    The address appeared at the bottom of the form I printed out, so that is where I sent my check and the form. Should I void my check or will it be returned? Thank you for your prompt responses.

  11. says:

    Dorothy, unfortunately we cannot assist you with the copies of the Illinois marriage records you’re inquiring about. You might have reached us in error as we are a public records website. You will want to reach out to the courthouse or the IL Department of Public Health, where you originally requested the marriage license, and inquire with them.

  12. says:

    I requested 2 copies of my marriage license – mailed 3/7/19 and enclosed my check for $10 – (5$ each). As of this date 3/22/19 I have not received them and need the license so I can renew my drivers license. Can you tell me when I can expect it?
    Thank you

  13. says:

    We do not have any record of an Illinois marriage record for you Robert. This may because this is an older marriage record and typically our Illinois databases only go back 50 years. You can also check with the Illinois Department of Public Heath as they manage the marriage records in Illinois.

    How to Get an Illinois Marriage Verification

    1. Visit the Illinois Department of Public Health
    2. Fill out the Marriage Verification form
    3. Provide photo ID or proof of identification
    4. Verification cost $5 online, by mail or fax

    Illinois Department of Public Health Contact Information

    Illinois Department of Public Health
    Division of Vital Records
    925 E. Ridgely Ave.
    Springfield, IL 62702-2737
    fax: 217-523-2648.

  14. says:

    Perhaps late 1967 or 1968.

Last Updated: 2017-10-26

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