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Vital Records


Marriage or a Civil Union License

To enter into a Civil Union, you must both be at least 18 years of age.

Illinois Civil Union Law - Frequently Asked Questions

Please note: Absolutely no information can be given over the telephone regarding Vital Records. Under Illinois State Law (410 ILCS 535-Vital Records Act) only specific individuals have legal access to birth, death, marriage or civil union certificates. The Sangamon County Clerk's Office will issue certificates to authorized individuals only. To do otherwise is a violation of Illinois Law. Vital Records are not considered public information, nor are they subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

To Obtain a Marriage or Civil Union License

  • Ceremony must be held in Sangamon County
  • Both parties need to be present. Please come to the Sangamon County Clerk's Office, Sangamon County Complex, 200 S. Ninth Street, Room 101, Springfield, IL.
  • You must not be related
  • The fee is $75.  We will accept cash, check, money order or Discover or Master Card.
  • You must apply for the license at least one day in advance and no more than 60 days in advance
  • No blood test is required

The State of Illinois mandatory application process is completed in the office and you will be required to provide the following information:

  • Full name (first, middle, last)
  • Maiden name
  • Current address
  • Date of Birth
  • Age
  • State in which you were born
  • Social Security Number
  • Occupation/Job title
  • Parents Names including mother's maiden name
  • City and state in which your parents live
  • State in which your parents were born
  • Relationship, if any, to the other party
  • Certain statistical information including:
    • Race, education, number of previous marriages/civil unions, date and state and county the last marriage/civil union ended

Please note:  Notice of your application for a marriage/civil union license is public record and will be published in the State Journal-Register

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Acceptable Forms of Identification

Valid driver's license, Valid State issued I.D., Valid U.S. Passport, or Valid Military I.D. are considered acceptable forms of identification.

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Bride and Groom are Minors (16 or 17) - For a Civil Union License must both be at least 18

  • Both parents are required to be present with identification and will have to sign a consent form
  • If one parent cannot be located, then the other parent will need to sign an affidavit attesting to that fact

Acceptable Forms of Identification for a Minor
Valid driver's license and a certified birth record, Valid State issued I.D. and a certified birth record, Valid U.S. Passport and a certified birth record, Valid military ID and a certified birth record are considered acceptable forms of identification.

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Marriage or Civil Union Ceremony by a Judge

To get married or have a civil union performed by a judge, you must make an appointment by calling 753-6366. You must pay a $10 fee to the Circuit Clerk in Room 405. This fee can be paid at any time prior to the marriage or civil union. The receipt you are given must be shown to the judge.

For more information, please call (217) 753-6700, e-mail by clicking here or come to Room 101 of the Sangamon County Complex, 200 S. Ninth Street, Springfield, IL 62701

Marriage Licenses Issued in Sangamon County

2014

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

45

62

72

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

36

56

64

115

142

127

93

127

149

109

45

62

 

2012

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

48

70

95

 111

142 

111 

94 

 125

 133

 123

 63

 88

 

2011

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

50

65

77

102

129

134

120

128

158

96

47

64

 

2010

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

60

69

97

105

115

158

138

131

141

102

68

66

 

2009

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

59

89

102

120

135

133

118

126

137

105

52

65

 

2008

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

54

74

86

121

172

142

116

128

149

121

56

67

 

2007

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

78

72

80

117

150

155

122

139

124

93

59

69

 

2006

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

71

79

93

132

153

156

122

147

128

115

72

70

 

2005

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

62

83

100

101

166

122

127

127

137

119

84

86

 

 

 

ANNUAL TOTALS

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

1,203 

1,106

1,250

1,241

1,286

1,258

1,338

1,314

 

Civil Union Licenses Issued in Sangamon County

2014

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Totals

1

0

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Totals

0

3

2

2

5

5

2

6

0

5

2

3

45

 

2012

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Totals

5

6

4

 4

 2

 4

57

 

2011

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

 

 

 

 

 

49

20

11

8

5

6

11