Marriage Certificates

(Marriage License Copies)

 

Records of marriages in Adams County begin in 1825.  For genealogy searches, click here.

 

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 certificate.

 

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 Certificate.

A fee of  $10.00 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.

 

HOW CAN YOU OBTAIN A COPY OF A MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE?

Either way you choose, you will need to provide us with the following information:

        The name of the Spouse A (legal name used at the date of marriage)

        The name of the Spouse B (legal or maiden name used at the date of marriage)

        The date and city of marriage

 

Before sending your request, be sure the marriage occurred in Adams County.

1.  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.

2. 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

3.  Online - Click on the E-Pay logo below.  Please follow directions CLOSELY.

NOTE: 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.

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