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Marriage & Civil Union Ceremonies
YOU MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR THE CEREMONY TO BE PERFORMED

A $10 MARRIAGE/CIVIL UNION FEE IS TO BE PAID TO THE CIRCUIT CLERK PRIOR TO THE CEREMONY ( Also see additional information below county listings)

MARRIAGES/CIVIL UNIONS ARE PERFORMED IN THE COURTHOUSE AS FOLLOWS:

CHRISTIAN COUNTY
Monday – Friday at 8:45 am. Contact the Circuit Clerk (217-824-4966) to schedule an appointment.

CLAY COUNTY
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday at 8:30 am. Contact the Circuit Clerk (618-665-3523) to schedule an appointment.

CLINTON COUNTY
Monday – Friday at 8:30 am. Contact the Circuit Clerk (618-594-2415) to schedule an appointment.

EFFINGHAM COUNTY
Monday – Friday at 8:30 am. Contact the Circuit Clerk (217-342-4065) to schedule an appointment.

FAYETTE COUNTY
Tuesday – Friday at 8:45 am. Contact the Circuit Clerk (618-283-5009) to schedule an appointment.

JASPER COUNTY
Tuesday & Thursday. Contact the Circuit Clerk (618-783-2524) to schedule an appointment.

MARION COUNTY
Fridays at 8:15 am. Contact the Circuit Clerk (618-548-3856) to schedule an appointment. (No more than 3 are scheduled each Friday.)

MONGOMERY COUNTY
Wednesday & Friday at 8:30 am. Contact the Circuit Clerk (217-532-9546) to schedule an appointment.

SHELBY COUNTY
Monday – Friday at 8:30 am. Contact the Circuit Clerk (217-774-4212) to schedule an appointment.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

• Judges do not perform ceremonies outside the courthouse.
• Each couple will have their own ceremony that will last approximately 15 minutes.
• Taking of pictures and videotaping of the ceremony is up to the individual discretion of the Judge performing the ceremony.

DAY OF THE CEREMONY:

• Arrive ½ hour early.
• Report to the Circuit Clerk’s Office to pay your $10 marriage/civil union fee. They will then direct you to the courtroom where the ceremony will be performed.

ITEMS TO BRING WITH YOU TO THE CEREMONY:

• Marriage/Civil Union License (do not fill the license out until you check in with the Circuit Clerk)
• Receipt from payment of the marriage/civil union fee
• Certificate of Marriage/Civil Union
• Witnesses (optional)
• Rings (optional)

If you have any questions regarding obtaining a MARRIAGE/CIVIL UNION LICENSE, contact the COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE (not Circuit Clerk) at the phone number listed below:

CHRISTIAN COUNTY (217-824-4969)
CLAY COUNTY (618-665-3626)
CLINTON COUNTY (618-594-2464)
EFFINGHAM COUNTY (217-342-6535)
FAYETTE COUNTY (618-283-5000)
JASPER COUNTY (618-783-3124)
MARION COUNTY (618-548-3400)
MONTGOMERY COUNTY (217-532-9530)
SHELBY COUNTY (217-774-4421)



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