IDPH - Illinois Department of Public Health

Verification of a Civil Union Record

To Order by Mail

You can mail the completed application for verification of marriage/civil union record files or send a letter providing the names of both parties, their dates of birth and the date and place of the civil union, if known, and a check or money order (do not send cash) for the $5 fee made payable to the "Illinois Department of Public Health" to:

Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Vital Records
925 East Ridgely Ave.
Springfield, IL 62702-2737

To Order by Fax

Orders can be faxed to 217-523-2648. You will need to include the application for verification of marriage/civil union record files or provide the names of both parties and the date and place of the civil union on the transmittal/cover sheet. You also need to include the following information:

  • Your credit card number and expiration date ($5 fee, $12.95 handling fee and $19.50 fee if UPS delivery is selected);
  • A daytime phone number, including area code, should it be necessary to contact you about the request;
  • Your return address;
  • Your written signature; and
  • A non-expired, government issued photo ID. If not provided, unreadable or expired, the request will not be processed.

These orders may take seven business days to process. Incomplete or illegible applications will not be processed. An adult signature is necessary to accept the UPS delivery. We can send packages by UPS to your place of work. UPS deliveries cannot be made to post office boxes.

To Order in Person

In-person orders can be dropped off at the Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Vital Records’ office at 925 E. Ridgely Ave. in Springfield from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. PLEASE NOTE: the person requesting the verification will be asked to show a valid photo identification card.