Getting Started


1. The marriage or civil union must take place in the SAME county in which the license is issued. Couples who wish to be married in Livingston County must apply for their license in the Livingston County Clerk’s office, 112 W. Madison Street, Pontiac, Illinois between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

2. The legal age for both applicants to obtain a marriage license without parental consent is 18. Consent of BOTH parents is required for applicants who are 16 or 17 years of age. No one under the age of 16 can apply for a license in the State of Illinois. Birth certificates are required for proof of age for applicants who are under the age of 18 and driver’s license or a State identification card for applicants who are over the age of 18.

3. Effective September 11, 1989, pre-marital blood tests are no longer required in the State of Illinois to acquire a marriage license.

4. The license becomes effective the day after it is issued and is effective for sixty (60) days.

5. The cost of a marriage or civil union license is $50.00. Once the County Clerk's Office receives the completed license from the officiant, certified copies are available upon request.

6. The license must be mailed back to the County Clerk’s Office, by the Officiant within ten days from the date of the ceremony, in the envelope provided from the County Clerk’s Office.

7. The couple will need to know both of their parents full birth names, their current addresses (if still living), and the states where the parents were born.

8. If there has been a previous marriage or civil union
a. that ended in a divorce - a copy of the divorce papers with the judge's signature must be provided.; or
b. that ended in death - the date, county, and state the death occurred in must be provided.

Step 1 of 11 - Details

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Step 2 of 11 - Groom1 Name

Step 3 of 11 - Groom2 Details

Step 4 of 11 - Groom 3 Parents

Step 5 of 11 - Groom 4 Education

Step 6 of 11 - Groom 5 Previous Marriages/Civil Unions

Step 7 of 11 - Bride 1 Name

Step 8 of 11 - Bride 1 Details

Step 9 of 11 - Bride 1 Parents

Step 10 of 11 - Bride 1 Education

Step 11 of 11 - Bride 1 Previous Marriages/Civil Unions