Marriage Licenses

marriage licenseWhere to Apply:

Office of Bruce Clark, County Clerk
County Administration Bldg.
189 E. Court St.
Kankakee, IL 60901

When to Apply:

You may apply for your marriage license during regular office hours which are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

How to Apply:

Both individuals must be present to apply for a marriage license and must get married in Kankakee County. Marriage licenses are valid for 60 days beginning one day after the date issued. For example, a marriage license issued on May 1st may be used on May 2nd and within the next 60 days.

Proof of Age:

All persons must present proper proof of age identification, in the form of either a birth certificate or a valid driver’s license or state I.D.

Exceptions:

  • Persons divorced one year or less from the date of application are requested to supply proof of divorce decree.
  • By Illinois law, first cousins cannot marry until the age of fifty. Persons under the age of sixteen cannot marry.
  • All applicants age 16 or 17 will need consent of both parents, legal guardians, or judicial approval. Applicants must present a certified copy of their birth certificate showing parents’ names. The parents or guardians must also be present and show identification. Non-residents who require consent to marry must present a sworn statement from the County Clerk of the county where they reside signed by both parents or legal guardians with the County’s seal attached.

Fee:
The fee for a marriage license is $30.00. The marriage license fee is subject to changemarriage by state legislature.
Individuals may request certified copies of their marriage license. The cost for one certified copy is $10, and additional copies are $4 each.

  • Persons desiring a judge to unite them in marriage should contact the Circuit Court at (815) 936-5700.