How to Obtain a Marriage License
This is the Actual Law as it pertains to Marriage in Illinois (750 ILCS 5/) Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.
This is the Actual Law as it pertains to Marriage in Wisconsin docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/765.pdf
You must get your marriage license from the county that you are getting married in.
In Illinois, you have from 60 days after you obtain a license to get married. You bring that with you to the rehearsal or ceremony and hand it to The Minister. After the ceremony, The Reverend will send it in for you. It typically takes 2 to 4 weeks for them to process it. After you get your License, don't forget to check out our Ceremony Package Prices and Book us to do your wedding today.
When ordering your marriage license, some things you need to know:
- You both need to appear together in person
- You both will need two forms of identification (i.e. - passport and/or driver's license and some other form of identification.)
- There is a fee to purchase the license. Each county sets their own prices. Check out the website of the county below in which you are getting married in for more information.
- Any Questions regarding obtaining a Marriage License Should be directed to the appropriate County Clerk office. Links are furnished below.
- Cook County
- DuPage County
- McHenry County
- Kane County
- Lake County (IL)
- Will County
- Winnebago County
- Kenosha County (WI)
- Walworth County (WI)
Marriage Certificate Info:
You need to order Marriage Certificates to prove that you are married to several of your financial and important institutions (Social Security, banks, insurance, etc…). You can order them at the same time you order your marriage license (only in Cook County do you order after they have processed your Marriage License).
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