Douglas County Marriage Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Douglas County Clerk Offices
Douglas County ClerkPO Box 467TuscolaIL61953217-253-2411
Arthur Deputy Clerk120 East Progress StreetArthurIL61911217-543-2927
Atwood Village Clerk117 Central AvenueAtwoodIL61913217-578-2512
Douglas County Town & City Halls
Arcola City Hall114 North Locust StreetArcolaIL61910217-268-4966
Hindsboro City Hall402 Missouri StreetHindsboroIL61930217-346-3233
Newman City Hall100 South King StreetNewmanIL61942217-837-2312
Tuscola City Hall214 North Main StreetTuscolaIL61953217-253-2112
Villa Grove City Hall612 Front StreetVilla GroveIL61956217-832-4721
Douglas County Marriage License Office
Douglas County Marriage License401 South Center StreetTuscolaIL61953217-253-2411
Douglas County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Douglas County Clerk and Recorder Website
Douglas County Divorce Certificates
Douglas County Marriage Certificates & Records

Statistics

Married Couples 4,105 (54.2%)
Unmarried Couples 447 (2.3%)
Never Married Men 2,295 (30.0%)
Never Married Women 1,837 (22.9%)
Separated Men 55 (0.7%)
Separated Women 130 (1.6%)
Widowed Men 264 (3.5%)
Widowed Women 794 (9.9%)
Divorced Men 810 (10.6%)
Divorced Women 1,015 (12.6%)

Where Can I Find Marriage Records in Douglas County Illinois?

Illinois is one of the few Illinois counties that keep official and up-to-date information on marriage records. Marriage Records in Douglas County is maintained by the Illinois Vital Statistics Office. The office provides free copies of this information on the Internet. However, many of the free online services do not provide complete or accurate information on marriage records. Therefore, it is necessary to obtain this information from the Douglas County Records in your area.

Marriage Records in Douglas County Illinois

Although marriage records are not generally public record, they are maintained by the local government. Typically, the records are obtained when the marriage was filed in the Circuit Clerk’s Office. Marriage records are available for anyone who needs them, and they are also considered part of the public records.

Marriage records are maintained in two locations. One location is the central records office of the county where the marriage occurred. The other location is the Cook County Record Department, which holds the records of any person who has been divorced in the county. Each of the two locations have different methods of retrieving the information. Marriage records in Douglas County can be requested through these two locations.

Many people are unaware that there is a third place to obtain marriage records. This location is the place where the actual records are kept at. Therefore, it is possible to obtain these records through this place as well. Douglas County Records in this third location is not part of the traditional public records, but they are still considered public information.

Marriage records are considered public information because they are recorded by the state. Therefore, anyone over the age of eighteen can obtain the information on one of these documents. However, if the person requesting the information has any legitimate reason to need the information, they will have to go through the courts and get a copy of the record.

In order to speed up this process, many places have sprung up offering quick access to their marriage records. As long as you are looking for information pertaining to a particular county, you can gain access to these records from an online website. Often, the fee that you pay to obtain the records online will allow you to conduct more than one search. This will allow you to find out if the information is available from a state government agency or from a private party. It also allows you to see if the records are accurate.