Cook County Marriage Licenses

Search for Cook County IL marriage license rules and requirements. You can learn how to get a marriage license, a marriage certificate, or marriage records from your local Marriage License Office, Clerk, Health Department, or Town or City Hall.


Cook County Marriage License 50 West Washington Street Chicago IL 60602 312-603-7790


Arlington Heights Clerk 33 South Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights IL 60005 847-368-5540

Barrington Hills Village Clerk 112 Algonquin Road Barrington IL 60010 224-484-8418

Bellwood Health Department 4212 Saint Charles Road Bellwood IL 60104 708-544-5300

Berwyn Health Department 6600 26th Street Berwyn IL 60402 708-788-6600

Berwyn Township Health Department 6600 26th Street Berwyn IL 60402 708-788-6600

Burbank City Hall 6530 West 79th Street Burbank IL 60459 708-599-5500

Calumet City City Hall 204 Pulaski Road Calumet IL 60409 708-891-8100

Calumet City Clerk 204 Pulaski Road Calumet IL 60409 708-891-8110

Chicago City Clerk 5674 South Archer Avenue Chicago IL 60638 312-745-1100

Chicago City Hall 121 North LaSalle Street Chicago IL 60602 312-744-5000

Chicago Health Department 333 South State Street Chicago IL 60604 312-747-9884

Chicago Heights City Hall 1601 Chicago Road Chicago Heights IL 60411 708-756-5362

Cicero Town Hall 4949 West Cermak Road Cicero IL 60804 708-656-3600

Cook Coounty Clerk 1500 Maybrook Drive Maywood IL 60153 708-865-6040

Cook County Clerk 69 West Washington Street Chicago IL 60602 312-603-0996

Cook County Clerk 2121 Euclid Avenue Rolling Meadows IL 60008 847-818-2850

Cook County Health Department 16501 Kedzie Avenue Markham IL 60428 708-210-4500

Cook County Health Department 15948 Halsted Street Harvey IL 60426 708-836-8600

Cook County Health Department 1010 Lake Street Oak Park IL 60301 708-492-2000

Cook County Health Department 9325 West Church Street Des Plaines IL 60016 847-297-1090

Cook County Health Department 7556 Jackson Boulevard Forest Park IL 60130 708-836-8600

Cook County Health Department 2121 Euclid Avenue Rolling Meadows IL 60008 847-818-2860

Country Club Hills City Hall 4200 183rd Street Country Club Hills IL 60478 708-798-2616

Des Plaines City Clerk 1420 Miner Street Des Plaines IL 60016 847-391-5310

Elk Grove Village Clerk 901 Wellington Avenue Elk Grove IL 60007 847-357-4040

Elk Grove Village Health Department 901 Wellington Avenue Elk Grove IL 60007 847-357-4240

Evanston City Clerk 2100 Ridge Avenue Evanston IL 60201 847-866-2925

Evanston City Hall # 4500, 2100 Ridge Ave Evanston IL 60201 847-866-2936

Evanston Health Department 2100 Ridge Avenue Evanston IL 60201 847-866-2950

Evergreen Park Town Hall 9418 South Kedzie Avenue Evergreen Park IL 60805 708-422-1551

Franklin Park Village Clerk 9500 Belmont Avenue Franklin Park IL 60131 847-671-8242

Franklin Park Village Health Department 9500 Belmont Avenue Franklin Park IL 60131 847-671-8237

Harvey City Hall 15320 Broadway Avenue Harvey IL 60426 708-210-5300

Hazel Crest City Hall 3000 W 170th Pl Hazel Crest IL 60429 708-335-9600

Hickory Hills City Hall 8652 95th Street Hickory Hills IL 60457 708-598-4800

Hickory Hills Clerks 8652 95th Street Hickory Hills IL 60457 708-598-4800

Hoffman Estates City Hall 1900 Hassell Road Hoffman Estates IL 60169 847-882-9100

Hometown City Hall 4331 Southwest Highway Hometown IL 60456 708-424-7500

Illinois Health Department 122 South Michigan Avenue Chicago IL 60603 312-655-2248

Illinois State Health Department 2121 West Taylor Street Chicago IL 60612 312-793-4760

La Grange Village Clerk 53 South La Grange Road La Grange IL 60525 708-579-2316

Lansing Clerk 3141 Ridge Road Lansing IL 60438 708-895-7200

Lyons Village Health Department 8643 Ogden Avenue Lyons IL 60534 708-447-1214

Markham Clerk 16501 Kedzie Avenue Markham IL 60428 708-210-4551

Matteson Village Clerk 4900 Village Commons Matteson IL 60443 708-283-4950

Melrose Park Health Department 3601 West Lake Street Melrose Park IL 60160 708-344-1210

Morton Grove City Clerk 6101 Capulina Avenue Morton Grove IL 60053 847-470-5220

Oak Forest City Clerk 15440 Central Avenue Oak Forest IL 60452 708-687-4050

Oak Lawn Clerk 9446 Raymond Avenue Oak Lawn IL 60453 708-499-7738

About Marriage Licenses



Marriage License Application Requirements and Process:

1. Apply where: County Clerk's Office

2. Minimum Age: 18, or 16 with parental consent

3. Cost/fees: $30-$50

4. Identification: State-issued photo identification and a birth certificate

5. Blood test / Physical Test: No

6. Residency Requirement: No

7. Witnesses: No

8. License Valid: 60 days

9. Waiting Period: 24 hours

10. Same-sex marriage: Yes

11. Marriage between cousins: Yes, if over 50

12. Divorce/Widow: Yes, with documentation if within 6 weeks

13. Proxy Marriage: No

14. Common Law Marriage: No

Questions/Answers about Cook County Marriage Licenses

What do you have to do to get married?

To get married in Illinois, both members of the couple must visit a marriage license agent at the County Clerk's Office in person to fill out a marriage license application. You will have to meet certain age requirements, provide photo identification, and pay a fee. Once you have submitted the paperwork, you will have to wait 24 hours for the marriage license to be valid. You must perform a marriage ceremony while the license is still valid. Your officiant will fill out the marriage license and submit it to the county authorities. You will then be able to file to receive a certified marriage certificate.

How do I get a marriage license in Cook County, Illinois?

You will need to visit the County Clerk's Office to apply for a marriage license. Both members of the couple must prove their age and identification, and pay a fee. It takes 24 hours for the license to be valid.

How much does it cost to get a marriage license in Illinois?

A marriage license can cost between $30 and $50 in Illinois, depending on the county. The fee must be paid in cash.

How old do you have to be to get married in Cook County?

You must reach the minimum of 16 years of age to get married in Illinois. Individuals who are between 16 and 18 must have parental or guardian consent to get married.