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County Clerk: Marriage Records

Peoria County Clerk’s Office keeps official records of marriages that occur within Peoria County.

Certified copies are restricted to the two individuals who obtained the license or anyone authorized by their notarized consent to obtain the record.

HOW TO OBTAIN A CERTIFED MARRIAGE RECORD

In Person:

  • Government issued photo ID
  • $16 for first certified copy, $7 for an additional copy of the same record at the same time
  • Payment method: cash, debit/credit card ($2.50 transaction fee applies up to $50, additional fees apply above $50), personal check (check must include Driver’s License Number and State where issued, if not Illinois and your phone number)
  • Office hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Office location: 324 Main Street, Room 101, Peoria, IL 61602

By Mail:

Include the following items:

  • A completed Application for Vital Records Search.  
  • A photocopy of a government issued photo ID with signature
  • A check (check must include your Driver’s License Number and State where issued, if not Illinois, add your phone number), money order or cashier’s check made payable to: Peoria County Clerk.  Please do not send cash.
  • $16 for first certified copy, $7 for an additional copy of the same record
  • Requested record(s) will be shipped within two weeks of your request once proper documentation and payment have been received.

Mail your request to:
                Steve Sonnemaker
                Peoria County Clerk
                324 Main Street, Room 101
                Peoria, IL 61602

Online:

You may purchase a certified marriage record by debit or credit card at the following websites:

www.epayillinois.com

  • Record(s) will be sent by regular postal mail within two weeks of your request
  • Government-issued photo ID must be emailed or faxed to our office. Instructions are provided when ordering.
  • $30 for first certified copy, $7 for additional copy of same record during same order ($1 service fee applies to orders under $43. For orders over $43, the service fee is 2.35%.)

www.vitalcheck.com (expedited service)

  • Expedited delivery service with option of 2 day or next day delivery
  • Requests received by noon will be shipped the same business day. Orders received after noon will be shipped by the next business day.
  • The fee varies depending on the shipping method. A $19.50 expedite fee and $9 processing fee applies to all orders.

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