Marriage Records

Peoria County Clerk’s Office keeps official records of marriages that occur within Peoria County. Certified copies are restricted to the two individuals who obtained the license or anyone authorized by their notarized consent to obtain the record.

How to Obtain a Certified Marriage Record

In Person

  • Government issued photo identification
  • $16 for first certified copy, $7 for an additional copy of the same record, at the same time
  • Payment method: cash, debit/credit card ($2.50 transaction fee applies up to $50, additional fees apply above $50), personal check (check must include Driver’s License Number and State where issued, if not Illinois, add your phone number)
  • Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Office location:
    324 Main Street
    Room 101
    Peoria, IL 61602

By Mail

Include the following items:

  • A completed Application for Vital Records Search.
  • A photocopy of a government issued photo identification with signature.
  • A check (check must include your Driver’s License Number and State where issued, if not Illinois, and your phone number), money order or cashier’s check made payable to: Peoria County Clerk. Please do not send cash.
  • $16 for first certified copy, $7 for an additional copy of the same record.
  • Requested record(s) will be shipped within two weeks of your request once proper documentation and payment have been received.
  • Mail your request to:
    Steve Sonnemaker
    Peoria County Clerk
    324 Main Street
    Room 101
    Peoria, IL 61602

For access to birth certificates, your name must appear on the record or you must provide copies of documents authorizing entitlement to the record.

Online

You may purchase a certified birth record by debit or credit card at the following websites:

  • ePay Illinois
    • Record(s) will be sent by regular postal mail within two weeks of your request.
    • $30 for first certified copy, $7 for additional copy of same record during same order ($1 service fee applies to orders under $43. For orders over $43, the service fee is 2.35%.)
  • VitalChek
    • Expedited delivery service with option of 2 day or next day delivery.
    • Requests received by noon will be shipped the same business day. Orders received after noon will be shipped by the next business day.
    • The fee varies depending on the shipping method. A $19.50 expedite fee and $9 processing fee applies to all orders.