McHenry County Marriage Licenses

Search for McHenry 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.


McHenry County Marriage License 667 Ware Road Woodstock IL 60098 815-334-4242


Algonquin Village Clerk 2200 Harnish Drive Algonquin IL 60102 847-658-4322

Crystal Lake City Hall 100 West Woodstock Street Crystal Lake IL 60014 815-459-2020

Harvard City Hall 201 West Front Street Harvard IL 60033 815-943-6468

Marengo City Hall 132 East Prairie Street Marengo IL 60152 815-568-7112

McHenry City Hall 333 South Green Street McHenry IL 60050 815-363-2100

McHenry County Health Department 100 Northwest Highway Cary IL 60013 815-459-5151

Mchenry County Clerk 2200 North Seminary Avenue Woodstock IL 60098 815-334-4234

Oakwood Hills Clerk 3020 North Park Drive Cary IL 60013 815-444-9453

Riley Township Clerk 21451 Norway Ct Marengo IL 60152 815-568-7335

Seneca Township Town Hall 16506 Garden Valley Road Woodstock IL 60098 815-923-2288

Wonder Lake Clerk 4200 Thompson Road Wonder Lake IL 60097 815-728-0839

Woodstock City Hall 121 West Calhoun Street Woodstock IL 60098 815-338-4300

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 McHenry 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 McHenry 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 McHenry 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.