HOW TO APPLY FOR A MARRIAGE OR CIVIL UNION LICENSE in Jefferson County, Illinois

You can print the attached Marriage worksheet (click here) or Civil Union worksheet (click here) and bring with you along with your IDs and birth certificates to speed up the process.   

A license issued in Jefferson County is only valid in Jefferson County, Illinois. 

Both applicants must appear in person at least 30 minutes before closing (3:30 p.m. ) to fill out paperwork and for us to enter into computer, unless you have the online form completed and printed out then by 3:45 p.m.  

Fee: $75.00* (plus $10 Judge Fee, if performed by Judge - by appointment only.)

Age: 18 and older with copy of official birth record showing parents (not hospital certificate) and government issued photo ID for both parties.  

Also, 16 and 17 year olds with both parents consent in front of County Clerk or notary, with copy of official birth record (not hospital certificate) and government issued photo ID for all parties

License valid for 60 days after effective date.  Illinois does not require blood tests.

Waiting period: 1 day.  

*NOTE:  Judges will marry only by appointment  click here.

 

Same Sex Marriage was signed into law by Governor Quinn on November 30, 2013, and took effect on June 1, 2014.  To view the memo issued by the State regarding coversion from a Civil Union click here.

 

 *Beginning June 1, 2015, per County Ordinance 2015-02 and "cost of service" study performed by Bellwether, LLC.

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