In Illinois, marriage records are not issued by the state Department of Public Health. Instead, you can request a certified copy of a marriage record from the county clerk in the county where the marriage took place. You can also order a copy of a marriage record online from an independent website which can provide a copy of this type of vital record for a fee.
Information Required to Order Marriage Record
In order for your request to be processed as quickly and efficiently as possible, you should be prepared to provide the following information with your request for a marriage record:
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You will also need to provide your name, mailing address, and signature for the request to be processed.
ID Required to Order Marriage Records in Illinois
All orders for marriage records in the state must be accompanied by government issued photo ID. A driver’s license or state-issued ID card may be use for this purpose. If you don’t have either type of identification, you will need to provide two pieces of identification, such as a bill showing your other piece of mail. The other may be any one of the following:
Fee to Order Illinois Marriage Records
The cost to order a marriage record in Illinois is $5.00. This amount is non-refundable if the record you are seeking cannot be located.
Order Illinois Marriage Records in Person
You have the option of dropping off your order for mail out within three business days at the
Illinois Department of Health Vital Records Office
925 East Ridgeley Avenue
This service is available on Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. -3 p.m. You will be required to show valid photo ID when you place your order.
Place an Order for Illinois Marriage Records by Mail
Mail-in orders can be sent to
Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Vital Records
925 East Ridgely Ave.
Springfield, IL 62702-2737
Include a check or money order payable to the “Illinois Department of Public Health” with your order and a photocopy of your photo ID. Once your order has been received, allow four-six weeks for processing before it will be mailed out to you.
Order Marriage Records by Fax
The state does accept orders by fax. Along with the standard $5.00 fee, you will be charged a $10.00 credit card handling charge and a $19.50 UPS charge.
If you would like to order a record by fax, include your credit card number and expiry date, your daytime phone number, and a written signature. You will also need to provide a copy of your photo ID and your address for your order to be processed.
Along with these options, you can place an order for a marriage record through an independent website which can provide it for a fee.