Where to Apply
County Clerk, Courthouse, 1st floor
501 Archer, Marshall, IL 62441
Persons Who May Not Marry
Blood relatives down to and including first cousins may not marry under the
laws of the State of Illinois unless they are both over the age of 50 years.
However, a marriage between first cousins is not prohibited if either party
submits a certificate signed by a physician stating that the party is
permanently and irreversibly sterile.
The fee for a marriage license is $27.00, cash only.
Residents of the State
You must be over 18 years of age, if you are 16 or 17 years of age,
both parents must sign a parental consent form in the County
Clerk's office. It may also be done before the County Clerk in your parent's
Proof of Age
It will be necessary to show proof of age when you apply for a marriage
license. If you are less than 18 years of age, you must show an unaltered
birth certificate. If you are over 18 years of age, a driver's license is
acceptable. If a parent is deceased, a death certificate, proof of
guardianship, or court waiving consent must be presented.
Non-residents cannot obtain a marriage license if said
marriage would be void in their state.
Return of the License
The license must be returned to the County
Clerk's office by the officiant of the ceremony within 10 days after the
date of the marriage.
Marriage by a Judge
If you wish to be married by a judge, you make
make your own arrangements prior to the ceremony by calling (217) 826-8713