(Marriage License Copies)
Records of marriages in Adams County begin in
1825. For genealogy searches,
WHO MAY OBTAIN A COPY OF A MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE?
Certified marriage certificates, in general,
may only be obtained by the bride or groom listed on the
certificate or a parent of the bride or groom listed on the
Copies: A COPY only of the front of a marriage
certificate is open to the public (copies will not be certified
and typically are not accepted as a legal document). Any
information regarding family history which is normally found on
the back of a Certified Marriage Certificate will not be
reproduced for the general public.
WHAT IS REQUIRED BEFORE YOU
CAN OBTAIN A COPY OF A MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE?
A Government issued picture ID (Drivers License,
State ID Card) if requesting a Certified Marriage
for each copy requested, each additional copy of the same
record at the same time is $7.00
Make checks payable to Adams County Clerk.
CAN YOU OBTAIN A COPY OF A MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE?
Either way you choose, you will need to provide us with the
The name of the
Spouse A (legal name used at the date of
name of the Spouse B (legal or maiden name used at the date of
The date and city of marriage
Before sending your request, be sure the marriage occurred in
In Person - Stop by our office at 507
Vermont St, Quincy, IL. Our hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 -
4:30. You need to have your ID and payment. We
accept cash, check, Mastercard, and Discover.
By Mail - Send your request form, check made
payable to Adams County Clerk, a copy of your photo ID, and a
self-addressed stamped envelope to 507 Vermont St, Quincy, IL.
Please print clearly and legibly.
Marriage Certificate Request Form
Online - Click on the E-Pay logo below.
Please follow directions CLOSELY.
When faxing the required identification to our office include an
email address or phone number in which we can reach you if the
document is unreadable. If you have questions, or if you
wish to ensure your documents have reached our office, you may
call us at 217-277-2158.