Marriage License

1. Where To Apply:

Champaign County Clerk's Office


Fill Out An Application Online (Save time by filling out the application online and bringing your confirmation number to our office)

2. When To Apply:

Apply at least one calendar day prior to the wedding; the license is valid for 60 days after the effective date. Both parties must appear at the County Clerk's Office to obtain the Marriage License.

3. Fee:

$75.00 - Cash or Credit/Debit Card only. ($1.75 service charge for Credit/Debit Card)

4. Office Hours:

5. Age Requirements:

You must be at least 18 years of age. You can be married at ages 16 or 17, but BOTH NATURAL PARENTS must sign a parental consent form in the County Clerk's Office at the time you apply for the Marriage License.

6. Identification Required:

Valid driver's license or acceptable ID is required for both parties. It may also be necessary to show proof of age when applying for a Marriage License.

Acceptable Forms of Identification to Obtain A Marriage License

One of the following:

Or one from each of the following two categories:

Group 1
  • Social Security Card or Print Out
  • Voter Registration Card
  • Photo Work Identification Card
  • Traffic Ticket
  • Resident Alien Card
  • School Identification Card
  • Checkbook or Savings book (showing name and address)
  • Champaign County Jail Photo ID Bracelet
  • W-2 Form
  • Bank Statement (within the past 90 days)
  • Utility Bill (within the past 60 days)
  • Active Insurance Policy (at least 1 year old)
  • Vehicle Registration Card
  • Current Lease
  • Current 1st Class Mail
  • Jail Discharge Papers (needs to be approved by County Clerk)

All documents must be current and valid.

7. Where The Marriage License May Be Used:

Licenses issued by the Champaign County Clerk's Office are only valid for ceremonies performed in Champaign County

Note: Any person who with the intention to deceive, willfully uses or attempts to use any certificate of birth or certified copy of a record of birth knowing that such certificate or certified copy was issued upon a record that is false in whole or in part or that relates to the birth of another person, is guilty of a Class 4 felony in the state of Illinois.