Marriage License Information

Please contact the County Clerk's office for the County in which you plan to be married for their latest rules and regulations. This page is only intended to be a general guide. The 8 counties in the greater Chicago area are Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Will, and DeKalb.

General Information:

Most counties are similar to Cook County in having these requirements to obtain a marriage license. Each applicant must provide identification and proof of age by showing the following:

If either person does not have any of these forms of identification, then they must present TWO of the following pieces of identification:

Also Important:

Below is a list of County Clerk Offices where a marriage license may be purchased. You may "click" on any of the County names below to link over to their official website.

COOK County                David Orr, County Clerk

118 N. Clark St. (lower level)
Chicago, IL
312-603-5656
(map & directions)
2121 Euclid Ave.
Rolling Meadows, IL
847-818-2850
(map & directions)
1311 Maybrook Square #109
Maywood, IL
708-865-6010
(map & directions)
16501 S. Kedzie Ave. #238
Markham, IL
708-210-4150
(map & directions)
5600 W. Old Orchard Rd. #149
Skokie, IL
847-470-7233
(map & directions)
10220 S. 76th Ave. #238
Bridgeview, IL
708-974-6150
(map & directions)

  

DUPAGE County
Gary A. King,
County Clerk
421 N. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187
630-407-5500
(map & directions)
KANE County
John A. Cunningham,
County Clerk
719 Batavia Ave. (Route 31)
PO Box 70
Geneva, IL 60134
630-232-5950
(map & directions)
LAKE County
Willard Rooks Helander,
County Clerk
18 N. County Street, Rm. 101
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-360-3610
(map & directions)
MCHENRY County
Katherine Schultz,
County Clerk
2200 N. Seminary Rd. (Route 47)
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-2040
(map & directions)
WILL County
Nancy Schultz Voots,
County Clerk
302 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432-4060
815-740-4615
(map & directions)
KENDALL County
Paul P. Anderson,
County Clerk
111 West Fox Street
Yorkville, IL 60560
630-553-4104
(map & directions)
DEKALB County
Sharon L. Holmes,
County Clerk
110 E. Sycamore Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
815-895-7149
(map & directions)
For any other county,
try searching
infospace.com or 
usmarriagelaws

Note: If a woman plans to change her name because of marriage (or any other reason), she needs to contact the Social Security Administration to get a new Social Security card. This would also apply if children will be changing their names. Click here for Form SS-5.

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