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Vermilion County Clerk
Lynn Foster


6 North Vermilion Street
Courthouse Annex - 1st Floor
Danville, Illinois 61832


Marriage License and Civil Union License Information

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How to Obtain a New Marriage License or Civil Union License
How to Obtain a Copy of Marriage License or Civil Union License



 


How to Obtain a Marriage License or Civil Union License

To obtain a marriage license or a civil union license both parties must appear at the office of Lynn Foster, County Clerk, Vermilion County Courthouse Annex (6 North Vermilion, Danville, Illinois). The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, and is closed on all legal holidays.

Anyone obtaining a marriage license or civil union license in Vermilion County may use the license only in Vermilion County. The license must be obtained at least one day prior to being used, and is void 60 days after its effective date.  The marriage or civil union must be recognized under the laws of the state in which the couple reside.

The fee for a marriage license or civil union license is $30.00. 

The age requirement for a marriage license without parental consent is 18 years old. Parental consent for 16 and 17 year olds wishing to be married must be given by both natural parents. In case of divorce, both parents must still sign, regardless of which parent has legal custody. If one parent is deceased, a death certificate must be shown. No one, under any circumstances, may be married under the age of sixteen (16). Non-residents cannot obtain a marriage license if the marriage would be void in their home state.

At this time there is no provision in the new Civil Union law giving any person permission to obtain a civil union license if either party is under the age of 18.  (06/01/11)


The marriage or civil union license must be returned to the County Clerk's office by the officiant of the ceremony within ten (10) days after the date of the marriage. If you wish to be married by a judge, you may make arrangements prior to the ceremony by calling the Circuit Clerk's office at 217-554-7700.



 

How to Obtain a Copy of a Marriage License or Civil Union License

Application for Vital Records Form        Adobe Acrobat Form

To obtain a copy of a marriage license or civil union license, the requesting party must state the groom's name, the bride's name (at the time of the marriage), or Partner A's name and Partner B's name (at the time of the civil union), and the date of the marriage or civil union.

The fee is $10.00 for each certified copy of the marriage or civil union license, and $4.00 for each additional copy of the same record requested at the same time. 

To obtain a copy of a marriage license or civil union license, complete the adobe acrobat
Application for Vital Records Form, include a money order made payable to County Clerk and mail to:

Lynn Foster, Vermilion County Clerk
6 N. Vermilion
Danville, IL 61832

Note: All vital records (birth certificate, death certificate and marriage license) are not public records, and therefore are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.