Illinois Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

Illinois marriage divorce recordsCapitol: Springfield
Most Populous City: Chicago
Total Area: 54,826 sq mi 
Total Population (2010): 12830632
Source: Wikipedia

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Division of Vital Records, does not issue certified copies of marriage records. For a fee and with proper identification, certified copies are available from the county clerk in the county where the marriage occurred ( Illinois marriage records are available from January 1962 through the present. The division does not issue certified copies of dissolution of marriage records. Dissolution of marriage indexes may be searched only by the husband's last name. Verifications of Illinois divorce records can be obtained by mail, by fax or in person. Additional information on how to obtain certified copies of Illinois vital records is also available via the Illinois Department of Public Health website at

For more information on Illinois vital records, visit Illinois Birth & Death Vital Records

Illinois Vital Records Offices

Record Type: Marriage Certificates, Divorce Records
Department of Public Health
Division of Vital Records
605 W Jefferson St
Springfield, IL 62702-5097
Phone: 217-782-6554
Note: State will verify marriage or divorce from 1962-present, but will not issue certificate. Records of marriage and divorce are found at the county of issue.
Search Note: Verification requests must be in writing.

Records Available: Statewide Court Records
Administrative Office of Courts
3101 Old Jacksonville Road
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: 217-558-4490
Fax: 217-785-3905

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: Except for certain online research capabilities, all trial court record access must be done at the local level. There is a support and enforcement office located at 222 N. LaSalle - 13th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601, 312-793-3250.

Records Available: Criminal Records
IL State Police Bureau of Identification
Civil Processing Unit
260 N Chicago St
Joliet, IL 60432-4075
Phone: 815-740-5160

Business Hours: 8AM-4PM; phone inquiries- 7AM-5PM
Record Access Requirements: Requester must use the Uniform Conviction Information Form ISP6-405B. Personal requests are honored per Illinois statute. 100% of arrest records are fingerprint supported.
Search Note: Fingerprint cards are an option; a fingerprint search using Form ISP6-404B is recommended in order to assure proper identification. All forms can be ordered (but not downloaded) at the website. Maiden names must be submitted as a separate request, fee.

Records Available: Incarceration Records
Illinois Department of Corrections
PO Box 19277
Springfield, IL 62794-9277
Phone: 217-522-2666
Fax: 217-524-6856

Business Hours: 8:30AM-5PM M-F
Note: Offender information is available to the general public and private organizations.
Record Access Requirements: Records are never destroyed, but are archived.
Search Note: Location, conviction information, physical identifiers, and release dates are reported.

Illinois County Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

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