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.
Qualifications for 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 home county.
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.
Qualifications for Non-Residents
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
Clark County Clerk Laura H Lee
501 Archer Av
Marshall, IL 62441
(217) 826-8311 | E-Mail
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm
Make all checks payable to: Clark County Clerk
Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope
No requests handled over phone.
Please submit requests in writing