Marriage or Civil Union Records
Who Can Get These Records?
Marriage records are available to those named in the record, family members or an individual acting as an agent or legal representative of a person named in the record.
Marriage or Civil Union Records become genealogical records after 50 years. To access our Genealogical Records, you may do so online at www.dekalbgenealogy.com or you may request the record by mail using the Genealogy Request Form
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Please make sure you download the appropriate form and return with correct payment. Incorrect payment will delay your request.
In the area and need certified copy today? Visit us in person at the Clerk & Recorder’s Office. We accept cash, check, and credit/debit payments.
What Do I Need?
Use the information below to make sure you have everything you need prior to requesting a certified marriage or civil union record.
- What ID do I need to apply for a Marriage or Civil Union license?
- Frequently Asked Questions About Marriage Records
- Frequently Asked Questions About Civil Union Records
- Marriage Record Request
- Civil Union Record Request
- If you still need assistance, See our Contacts Page
DeKalb County maintains several online databases for genealogical records outside of vitals. Log onto the DeKalb County USGENWEB website at: dekalb.illinoisgenweb.org.