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Vital Records

Marriage or Civil Union Records

Order Online
To order online, please click here.

Requirements to order online:

  1. Click on the type of vital record you are requesting from the list provided on the E-Pay site.
  2. Complete the required information on the screens that follow on the E-Pay site.
  3. A confirmation page will be emailed to you right after you successfully complete the transaction.
  4. Print the confirmation page and sign and date the 2nd page.
  5. Take a picture of your ID with a smartphone or scan the ID.
  6. Email the picture or the scanned image of your ID to
    1. Acceptable ID includes: Valid Driver's License, State Issued ID, Military ID or Passport (ID cannot be expired)

If you have any difficulties at all with this process please contact our office directly at (217) 753-6700 or at for futher instructions!

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.

Who May Obtain Marriage or Civil Union Records

Anyone may obtain a copy of a marriage or a civil union record.

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Identification Needed

Valid identification is required when paying with a personal check or credit card.

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$25.00 for the first copy and $7.00 for each additional copy of the same record when purchased at the same time. Payment may be with a money order, check, cash or by Visa, Master Card, Discover or American Express.

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Obtain a Marriage Record or a Civil Union Record Online or by Mail

The applicant must complete and mail in the required application which shall include the bride and grooms’ or partners names, approximate date and year of marriage or civil union and signature.   You may click here to request the record on-line.  The application must include the required fee and should be mailed to the Sangamon County Clerk’s Office, 200 S. Ninth Street, Room 101, Springfield, IL 62701. For questions you may contact the office at 217-753-6700 or e-mail by clicking here.

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Other Information

Marriage Records on File in Sangamon County
Marriage records on file in the Sangamon County Clerk's Office go back to the year 1821.

Civil Union Records on File in Sangamon County
Civil Union records on file in the Sangamon County Clerk's Office go back to June 1, 2011.

Out of State Marriage Records
Try these other county and state links.

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

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