Apply For A Palantine Marriage License

Now that we have set the date for our wedding, how do we apply for a marriage license in Palatine, Illinois?

Though you can go to any location of the Cook County Clerk’s office to apply for your marriage license, the closest location for Palatine residents is the Northwest suburbs location in Rolling Meadows, which you can find at 2121 Euclid Ave. If you want to contact the office by phone, call (847) 818-2850. You should plan to visit the office during office hours, which are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours for marriage licenses on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. To find out more information about applying for a marriage license, go online to the Cook County Clerk’s office website at Palatine Marriage License.

How do we know if we are eligible to receive a marriage license in Palatine, Illinois?

You will be eligible to receive a marriage license in Palatine as long as both of you are single, and at least 18 years of age. If you are under 18 years of age, you may apply for a marriage license with parental consent. You cannot be close blood relatives and receive a marriage license, unless you are both over 50 years of age. When you apply for a marriage license, you will be required to present an accepted form of I.D. You can see a list of accepted forms of I.D. at Palatine Marriage License.

If one of you has been divorced in the last six months, you need to show a certified copy of your divorce decree.

How long is the waiting period before our marriage license is valid in Palatine, Illinois?

Your marriage license is valid beginning the day after the license is issued.

How long is our marriage license valid in Palatine, Illinois?

Your marriage license issued in Cook County is valid for a period of 60 days.

Where is our marriage license valid?

Your marriage license, if issued by the Cook County Clerk’s office, is only valid within Cook County. 

Do we need blood tests to apply for a marriage license in Palatine, Illinois?

No. You do not need blood tests to apply for a marriage license at the Cook County Clerk’s office.

How much do we pay to receive a marriage license in Palatine, Illinois?

You will pay a marriage license fee of $60.00 when you apply for a marriage license in Cook County.

Who can legally perform our wedding in Palatine, Illinois? 

You can ask an ordained clergy member of any religion or a judge to legally perform your wedding in Palatine, Illinois.  

How do we receive our marriage certificate after our wedding in Palatine, Illinois?

In Cook County, you can order as many certified copies of the marriage certificate as you want. There are several ways that you can request the marriage certificate. The cost will be $15.00 for the first certified copy and $4.00 for each additional copy of your marriage certificate. You can learn more about how to order your marriage certificate online at Palatine Marriage License.


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