• Margie M. Mullins
  • Winnebago County Clerk
Winnebago County, Illinois
  • Elections
  • Vital Records
  • Taxes
  • Licenses

Marriage & Civil Union Licenses

If you plan to be married or joined by civil union in Winnebago County, Illinois, you need to purchase a license from our office. Your residence is not a consideration.

You must call the Winnebago County Clerk’s office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday to make an appointment to apply for and receive your license:  815-319-4250

The couple must both come to the appointment together:

Winnebago County Clerk
404 Elm Street, Suite 104
Rockford, Illinois

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The fee for the license is $40 and must be paid in cash at our office. You cannot use the license the same day you purchase it because there is a one-day waiting period. After the one-day wait, you will have 60 days to use the license. After 60 days, the license is no longer valid.

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  • Margie M. Mullins, Winnebago County Clerk
  • Vital Records: 815-319-4250
  • Vital Records Fax: 815-969-0259
  • Tax Extension/Redemption: 815-319-4253
  • Elections: 815-319-4252
  • Tax/Election Fax: 815-319-4251
  • 404 Elm Street, Suite 104 - Rockford, IL 61101