Franklin County Marriage Licenses

Search for Franklin 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.


Franklin County Marriage License 202 West Main Street Benton IL 62812 618-438-3221


Buckner City Hall 200 E Main St Buckner IL 62819 618-724-7501

Franklin County Clerk 202 Election Street Benton IL 62812 618-439-3403

Royalton City Hall 200 South Royal Street Royalton IL 62983 618-984-4493

West Frankfort City Clerk 110 North Jefferson Street West Frankfort IL 62896 618-932-3262

West Frankfort City Hall 110 North Jefferson Street West Frankfort IL 62896 618-932-3262

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 Franklin 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 Franklin 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 Franklin 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.