Apply For An Elgin Marriage License
My fiancé and I are planning to get married in Elgin, Illinois. What do we do to get a marriage license?
You can apply for a marriage license at the Kane County Clerk’s office, located at 719 S. Batavia Ave., Bldg. B in Geneva, Illinois. You can visit the office anytime from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can also visit the office from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. At the office you will need to submit a marriage license application, present I.D. and pay the marriage license fee before you will be issued your marriage license. You can find more information about getting your marriage license online at Elgin Marriage License.
What requirements do we have to fulfill to get a marriage license in Elgin, Illinois?
To get a marriage license in Kane County, you and your fiancé must be single and at least 18 years old. You must be members of the opposite sex. You cannot be close blood relatives. In Kane County, first cousins cannot marry unless both the bride and groom are over the age of 50. Minors can apply for a marriage license with parental consent.
What documents do we need to present when we apply for a marriage license at the Kane County Clerk’s office?
When you apply for a marriage license at the Kane County Clerk’s office, you both need to present a valid form of I.D. such as a driver’s license or a passport. Also, if you or your fiancé has been divorced in the last six weeks, you need to present a certified copy of the divorce decree.
When will we be able to use the marriage license in Elgin, Illinois?
You will be able to use the marriage license after the waiting period of one day. The marriage license is valid for a period of 60 days and will be valid anywhere in Kane County.
Do we need to have blood tests to apply for a marriage license in Elgin, Illinois?
No, you do not need to have blood tests to apply for a marriage license in Kane County.
What should we expect to pay for the marriage license fee in Elgin, Illinois?
You should expect to pay $27.00 for the marriage license fee in Kane County. You will need to pay this fee in cash when you submit your marriage license application at the Kane County Clerk’s office.
Who should we ask to officiate at our wedding ceremony in Elgin, Illinois?
You can ask any authorized person to officiate at your wedding ceremony in Elgin. Ordained clergy members of any religion and active and retired judges are all authorized to officiate at wedding ceremonies in the state of Illinois. If you have questions about who is authorized to officiate at your wedding ceremony in Elgin you can contact the Kane County Clerk’s office.
After our wedding ceremony in Elgin, how do we get the marriage certificate?
You can choose to order your marriage certificate online, in person at the Kane County Clerk’s office, or by mail. The fee will be $11.00 for the first copy of the record and $4.00 for each additional copy. You can find more information about marriage certificates online at Elgin Marriage License.
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