Apply For A Skokie Marriage License

I want to get married in Skokie, Illinois. Where do I apply for a marriage license?

You can apply for a marriage license at any of the six locations of the Cook County Clerk’s office that you choose. Conveniently for you, the North suburbs office is located in Skokie at 5600 W. Old Orchard Road in Skokie, Illinois. If you would like to call the office for information on marriage licenses, dial (847) 470-7233. The office is open from Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with extended hours for marriage license services on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. You might like to visit the Cook County Clerk’s office website to learn more: Skokie Marriage License.

What are the marriage license qualifications in Skokie, Illinois?

The Cook County Clerk’s office will be able to issue you a marriage license if you and the person that you are marrying are single and at least 18 years old. You also must be members of the opposite sex and you cannot be close blood relatives. In Cook County, first cousins can marry only if both the bride and groom are over the age of 50. Also, minors may apply for a marriage license with parental consent.

What are documents that I need to present when I apply for my marriage license at the Cook County Clerk’s office?

When you apply for your marriage license at the Cook County Clerk’s office, you need to present an accepted form of I.D. such as a driver’s license or a passport. Online, you can see a list of other forms of I.D. that the Cook County Clerk’s office accepts:  Skokie Marriage License.
If either of you has been divorced in the last six months, you need to present a certified copy of the divorce decree.

What is the waiting period before my marriage license is valid in Skokie, Illinois?

The waiting period is one day. You can use your marriage license beginning the day after the license is issued by the Cook County Clerk’s office. Your marriage license will be valid for 60 days and you can be married anywhere in Cook County.

Do I need a blood test when I apply for a marriage license in Skokie, Illinois?

No, because you do not need to have a blood test to apply for a marriage license in Cook County.

How much is the marriage license fee in Skokie, Illinois?

The marriage license fee in Skokie is $60.00, paid when you submit your marriage license application at the Cook County Clerk’s office.

Who performs weddings in Skokie, Illinois? 

You can invite any authorized person to perform your wedding in Skokie. Authorized ordained clergy member of any religion can perform weddings, and so can active and retired judges.

After my wedding in Skokie, how do I get my marriage certificate?

You can order your marriage certificate online, by phone, by mail, in person, or at a local Currency Exchange. The cost is $15.00 for the first certified copy of your marriage certificate and $4.00 for each additional copy. You might like to visit the Cook County Clerk’s office website to learn more at Skokie Marriage License.


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