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 (Driver's License, State ID Card) if requesting a Certified Marriage Certificate.

A fee of  $14.00 for each copy requested, each additional copy of the same record at the same time is $9.00  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 prior to marriage)

        The name of the Spouse B (legal or maiden name used prior to 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 8:30am - 4:30pm.  You need to have your ID and payment.  We accept cash, check, or credit card.

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.

 A.  Complete the step-by-step process using the "Epay/Jetpay" site.

  B.  Fax or email the following on a sheet of paper to 217-277-2155 or eparrish@co.adams.il.us

1. Photo ID

2 Your signature

3 If possible, the "Confirmation" number from your confirmation page you receive from Epay/Jetpay.

4 Mailing address if different from the ID and/or Billing Address

 

If you have questions, or if you wish to ensure your documents have reached our office, you may call us at 217-277-2164.

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