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.
Fee 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 within 10 days after the date of the marriage.
Clark County Clerk Laura H Lee County Courthouse 501 Archer Av Marshall, IL 62441 (217) 826-8311 | E-Mail
Office Hours Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Certified copies of the marriage license may be ordered online or by coming into the office. A certified copy is $16.00 for the first one and $6.00 for any additional copies.