Marriage Equality FAQs

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When will same-sex couples be able to get married in Madison County Illinois?

Where do we get our marriage license?

Can we apply for our marriage license online or by mail?

How much does a marriage license cost?

What paperwork do we need to get our marriage license?

If a previous marriage or civil union was dissolved by divorce, what information must I provide?

What happens to civil unions?

How do we convert our civil union to a marriage?

If we're happy with our civil union, do we have to switch to a marriage?

We had our civil union in a different county but plan to get married in Madison County. Will the fee still be waived?

If we live in a different state, can we get a marriage license in Madison County?

We were already married in another state that allows same-sex marriage. Do we need to get another license in Illinois or have a ceremony in Illinois?

When can we get a copy of our marriage certificate?

Who can officiate a marriage?

What do we need to do to get married by a judge?

Can we get married in a church, synagogue or other house of worship?

What if we want to change our names after we're married?

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