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Marriage License Requirements


  • It is important to note that a marriage license is valid only in the county in which it is issued.
  • Both parties must be 18 years of age in order to obtain a license.
  • Persons who are 16 or 17 years of age may obtain a license only with consent of both parents.
  • You must show two proofs of age -- one must be a certified copy of the birth certificate (issued by the county, state or country of birth – no photocopies or hospital records) or a valid passport along with one of the following: valid driver’s license, state I.D., draft cards, firearms registration, application for insurance, military I.D. or other documents showing date of birth.
  • If previous marriage was dissolved by divorce, certified copies of the Final Judgment of Dissolution are required.
  • If previous marriage/civil union has been dissolved by the death of a spouse, a certified death certificate is required.


The cost of a marriage license in Will County is $28.00 payable by cash or check.

Both parties must be present when applying for the license.

A marriage license becomes effective one day from the date issued and is valid for 60 days from the date it becomes effective.

If you are being married in Will County and need further information, contact us or call the Marriage License Department at (815) 740-4626.