Marriage Records

Special Notice

The Peoria County Courthouse will be open to the public beginning June 1st. Hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Marriage Record Information

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.

Marriage License Information

To obtain a marriage license, see our Marriage License page.

How to Obtain a Certified Marriage Record

In Person

  • Government issued photo identification
  • $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, add your phone number)
  • Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 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 identification with signature.
  • A check (check must include your Driver’s License Number and State where issued, if not Illinois, and 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:

    Peoria County Clerk
    324 Main Street
    Room 101
    Peoria, IL 61602

For access to a marriage record, your name must appear on the record or you must provide copies of documents authorizing entitlement to the record.

Online

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

  • VitalChek
    • Expedited delivery service with option of 2 day or next day delivery.
    • Non-expedited orders will be delivered by USPS.
    • Expedited requests received by 9 AM will be shipped the same business day. Orders received after 9 AM will be shipped by the next business day.
    • The fee varies depending on the shipping method. A $19.50 expedite fee applies to expedited orders.
    • Vitalchek charges all orders a $9 processing fee.