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Marriage License

Please note that the legal information presented on this page is written for those living in the state of Illinois.

What Does it Mean?

A marriage license is a document confirming the legal marriage between two spouses.

Things You Should Know

Before a marriage can be solemnized, a couple must first apply for a marriage license at an approved location.

To get a marriage license, a couple must:

  • present a valid ID with proof of age 
  • fill out and sign a marriage application form; and
  • pay a $60 filing fee, unless you qualify for a fee waiver

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