HOW CAN YOU OBTAIN A MARRIAGE LICENSE?
Apply at our office:
Office of the County Clerk
507 Vermont Street
Quincy, Illinois 62301
NOTE: Both parties must appear at the County Clerk’s Office to
obtain a Marriage License.
WHEN SHOULD YOU APPLY FOR YOUR MARRIAGE
Apply at least
one calendar day prior to the wedding. The license does not
become effective until 24 hours after you apply. For
example, if you want to get married on Saturday, March 1st,
you must obtain your license by Friday, February 28th before
The license is
valid for 60 days after the effective date.
REQUIRED BEFORE YOU CAN OBTAIN A
A Government issued picture ID (Drivers
License, State ID Card) for both parties. It may also be
necessary to show proof of age when applying for the
A filing fee of $22.00 for the
license. Make checks payable to Adams County Clerk.
WHAT OTHER REQUIREMENTS ARE THERE?
You must be at least 18 years of age.
You can be married at ages 16 or 17, but your NATURAL
PARENTS must sign a parental consent form in the County
Clerk’s Office at the time you apply for the License.
If you have been divorced within the last
six months, you must provide a certified copy of the divorce
decree at the time you apply for your Marriage License.
A license issued in Adams County CANNOT
be used in any other county or state.