ILLINOIS LAWS


Requirements may vary as each county in Illinois may have their own requirements.

ID Requirements:
Any of the following documents will be accepted:
Valid US Driver’s License Valid US state identification card
Valid US passport Valid US military identification card
Valid Illinois Department of Public Aid card (both ID and medical card

Both the bride and groom must appear in person at the time of applying. If either applicant is divorced, they must provide final divorce papers signed by the judge. Applicants between the ages of 16 and 17 may obtain a marriage license by presenting the following information a 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.)

Residency Requirement: Non-residents cannot obtain a marriage license if said marriage is void in another state.
Waiting Period: One (1) day
Fees: Cash Only! $15 - $30 - Varies depending on County
Blood Tests: No
Cousin Marriages: First cousins older than the age of 50 may marry
License Validity: 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.

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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