Marriage & Civil Union Licenses

The online application is temporarily unavailable. Contact the Vitals Division to make an appointment to apply for a marriage license, vitals@co.champaign.il.us or (217)384-3720.

Before getting married or formalizing a civil union in Champaign County, couples must obtain a marriage license or civil union license from the Champaign County Clerk’s Office. If you have any questions, contact us at vitals@co.champaign.il.us or call 217-384-3720.

How To Apply For A Marriage License

Important Reminders:

  • Both parties must be 18 years or older. If either party is 16 or 17 years old, they can marry but both birth parents must sign a parental consent form at the County Clerk’s office when applying for the license.
  • You begin the application process online but must pick the license up together, in-person at the Clerk’s Office. Valid ID with proof of age is required by both parties. Acceptable ID is outlined here.
  • Once the license is issued, the marriage must take place within 60 days in Champaign County. Couples must obtain a marriage license at least 24 hours before the wedding is to take place. They cannot obtain the marriage license and marry on the same day. 
  • A marriage license cost $75.

Step 1 - Complete the online form here.

Step 2 - Schedule a time to come to the Clerk's Office to sign your license. We do not take walk-ins. Email vitals@co.champaign.il.us or or call us at (217)387-3720 to make an appointment.

Step 3 - Get married!

Step 4 - Return your marriage license to the Clerk's Office. We do not take walk-ins. Email it to vitals@co.champaign.il.us or or call us at (217)387-3720 to make an appointment.

How To Apply For A Civil Union
Important Reminders:
  • Both parties must be 18 years or older and not blood relatives.
  • You begin the application process online but must pick the license up together, in-person at the Clerk’s Office. Valid ID with proof of age is required by both parties. Acceptable ID is outlined here.
  • Once the license is issued, the civil union must take place within 60 days in Champaign County.
  • A civil union license cost $75.

Step 1 - Complete the online form here.

Step 2 - Schedule a time to come to the Clerk's Office to sign your license. We do not take walk-ins. Email vitals@co.champaign.il.us or or call us at (217)387-3720 to make an appointment.

Step 3 - Get civil unioned!

Step 4 - Return your civil union license to the Clerk's Office. We do not take walk-ins. Email it to vitals@co.champaign.il.us or or call us at (217)387-3720 to make an appointment.

How To Schedule A Courthouse Wedding Service

Champaign County Circuit Court judges perform marriage and civil union ceremonies at the Champaign County Courthouse Monday through Friday, by appointment only. More information is available here.

 

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