Marriages and Civil Unions
Congratulations on your planned marriage/civil union!
The following information is provided to answer the most commonly asked questions regarding marriage/civil union ceremonies.
Do we need a marriage/civil union license?
Yes, you must obtain your license at least one day and no more than 60 days prior to your ceremony
How do we get the marriage/civil union license?
Licenses are obtained from the DuPage County Clerk, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Both parties must appear and present proof of age and proper identification and a license fee of $35.00. When you apply for your license, you must provide the month, date and year of a prior divorce or dissolution, if applicable. Please allow at 20 minutes to process your license request.
Is a blood test required?
No, a blood test is no longer required by law.
Where are the marriage/civil union ceremonies performed?
They are performed at the DuPage County Judicial Center, 505 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton.
When are the marriages/civil unions performed?
Every Friday (except court holidays) at 11:45 a.m. Registration is at 11:30 a.m. – both members of the couple must be present at that time. Late arrivals will not be accepted.
Do we need to schedule a date for our ceremony?
No appointments are necessary. However, the couple must be present by 11:30 a.m. on the Friday they wish to register for their ceremony.
What type of ceremony is it?
The court will perform a private ceremony that takes about 10-15 minutes.
Is there a fee?
Yes, there is a $10.00 fee payable at the time of registration for your ceremony.
Do we need to bring a witness?
No, witnesses are not necessary. Guests are welcome and invited to attend. Cameras are also welcome.
Does the court provide interpreters?
A third-party interpreter must be present if either partner entering into the union has difficulty understanding the English language. The court does provide interpreters on a limited basis.