Civil Union License

A civil union license, otherwise known as a civil union certificate, is a document that confirms that both partners have entered into a legally recognized civil union. 


In order to enter into a civil union in the state of Illinois, both parties must sign the civil union license, and pay a $60 USD filing fee. If you cannot pay the fee, you may be able to qualify for a fee waiver.   


To obtain a copy of your civil union license, you can visit Cook County Vital Records at 50 W. Washington St (CL-25) and pay a $15 USD fee (plus $4 USD for each additional copy), or order one online and pay a $12.45 USD processing fee.