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You can mail the completed application for verification of marriage record files, PDF format, or send a letter providing the names of both parties, their dates of birth and the date and place of the marriage, 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

Regular mail requests, on average, are processed in 4 to 6 weeks. (Please note: this does not include delivery time to and from the office.)

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

  • Your credit card number and expiration date (to pay the $5 verification fee, a $10 credit card handling charge and the $19.50 UPS charge. A $3 fee will be applied for each additional person in a group order);
  • 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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Marriage, Dissolution, and Invalidity Records Act
Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act
Illinois Vital Records Code (rules)
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763 - 1900
County Vital Records Web Sites or County Clerk Addresses

925 East Ridgely Ave., Springfield, IL 62702