The Winnebago County Clerk issues only certified copies of marriage records, which are acceptable for legal identification purposes. If the marriage was officiated in Winnebago County, the marriage records are kept in our office.
You may obtain a certified copy of the marriage certificate in person at our office or through the mail by providing the completed form below along with a driver's license or acceptable identification (or photocopy, if mailing). The cost is $15 for the first certified copy and $4 for each additional copy.
For your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that the Winnebago County Clerk has partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached through their website; http://www.vitalchek.com/Campaign?site=2&clickid=596164434465456130. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa.
The only individuals that may purchase a certified copy of a marriage application are the bride, groom, parents of the bride or groom, or a court appointed representative. Any individual can purchase a certified copy of a marriage license.
Visit the Winnebago County Clerk or mail the completed form along with payment to:
Winnebago County Clerk
404 Elm Street, Suite 104
Rockford, IL 61101
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Genealogy Records Now Available Online!
Do you have an interest in researching the genealogy records of your relatives in Winnebago County? Would you like to obtain copies of their birth, marriage and death certificates without having to leave your home?
Visit www.genealogy.winnebagocountyclerk.com for more information