Getting Hitched





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Published on Feb 27, 2014

Getting hitched soon in Chicago or Suburban Cook County? The Cook County Clerk's Vital Records office is the place to go. Getting a marriage or Civil Union license is quick and easy.

Under Illinois law, only eligible persons can marry or have a civil union. Both partners must:
• be 18 years of age or older
• be of same sex or opposite sex for a civil union
• not be blood relatives

Couples must appear together at one of the Cook County Clerk's office locations. Couples must:
Present valid identification with proof of age.
Fill out and sign a license application
Pay the license fee of $60 (Official Clerk's Office Video Filmed and Edited by Cody Davis)

This official Clerk's Office video is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use by the subject(s) featured in the video. The video may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the Clerk's Office.


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