Our office keeps on file marriage licenses of people married in McLean County from 1831 on. For marriage certificates of people not married in McLean County, please contact either the county of marriage or the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Vital Records at (217) 782-6553 or -6554 (10 am - 3 pm).
Cost: $15 for the first certified copy, $9 for each additional copy of the same record, when purchased at the same time. Each time you order, the first copy costs $15.
Who may obtain a certified copy of a marriage or civil union license or application?
Anyone may request a certified copy of the front of a marriage/civil union license. After 50 years, both front and back of the license may be requested.
Only the bride, groom or partners in a marriage or civil union may request the front and back of the license (within 50 years of the marriage/civil union).
Only the bride, groom or partners in a marriage or civil union may request the application (within 50 years of the marriage/civil union).
After 50 years, anyone may request a copy of the marriage license or civil union application.
Under Illinois State Law (410 ILCS 535-Vital Records Act) only specific individuals have legal access to birth, death, or marriage certificates. The McLean County Clerk's Office will issue certificates to authorized individuals only. To do otherwise is a violation of Illinois Law. Vital records are not considered public information, neither are they subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
All requests, whether they are made in person, by mail, or online, must be accompanied by the unexpired Driver's License, State ID or passport of the requestor, or the request will not be fulfilled.
Original ID must be presented in person; by mail or online, provide a copy of the ID.
If you do not have any of these forms of identification, contact our office by calling (309) 888-5190 for more options.
|I want to obtain my certified copy...||ID||Payment Options|
|In Person||original||Cash or check made out to McLean County Clerk; credit or debit (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express)|
|By Mail||copy||Check or money order made out to McLean County Clerk|
or fax copy
|Credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express)|
Note: Absolutely no information can be given over the telephone regarding vital records.
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Note: Vital Records (birth, death, marriage and civil union certificates) are not public records, and therefore are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.