Illinois Marriage Records |
March 30, 2020


Illinois Marriage Records Search

Illinois marriage records are typically available as part of the public record and managed at the county level. The State Office maintains only the index of marriage records.

Certified copies of Illinois marriage records are available for purchase directly from the County Clerk and Recorder Office in the county where the marriage license was issued. The State Vital Records Office can only provide a verification of marriage records since January 1962 to the present.

Verifications of Illinois marriage records are available by mail order for $5 with a check or money order made payable to the Illinois Department of Public Health, along with a copy of a valid government-issued photo ID and a completed application sent to the following address:

Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Vital Records
925 E Ridgely Avenue
Springfield, IL 62702-2737
Tel: (217) 782-6554

Verifications of Illinois marriage records are also available by fax order for $5 with a credit card information, daytime phone number, return address, written signature along with a copy of valid government-issued photo ID and a completed application sent to: 217-523-2648. There is an additional $12.95 handling fee.

You may also go to the State Vital Records Office in person to request a verification of an Illinois marriage record.

Online ordering and telephone ordering is not available directly from the state.

For information on ordering certified copies of Illinois marriage records from a specific Illinois county, please see the links below or try an instant national background check below to search for available marriage records and other public records information.

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