Scott County Illinois Marriage Records

Search For Marriage Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Scott County Marriage & Divorce Records Offices
Scott County Clerk35 East Market StreetWinchesterIL62694217-742-3178
Scott County Marriage License101 East Market StreetWinchesterIL62694217-742-3178
Bluffs Village City Hall124 Bluffs StreetBluffsIL62621217-754-3033
Manchester City Hall404 4th StManchesterIL62663217-587-2121
Scott County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Scott County Divorce Certificates
Scott County Genealogy Records
Scott County Marriage Certificates & Records


Married Couples1,129 (53.5%)
Unmarried Couples158 (3.1%)
Never Married Men484 (23.8%)
Never Married Women396 (18.4%)
Separated Men34 (1.7%)
Separated Women58 (2.7%)
Widowed Men63 (3.1%)
Widowed Women253 (11.7%)
Divorced Men281 (13.8%)
Divorced Women304 (14.1%)

Marriage Records Searches In Illinois

One of the concerns that people have when they are looking at their state and county records is the fact that marriage records in Scott County are not automatically available. This is because Illinois does not have a central repository of these records like the federal government, nor does it keep national records like vital records. This means that every county, and indeed every single individual state, have its own records that you need to search through. It is important to remember this when trying to find marriage records of someone from out of state.

There are several reasons why the records of marriages in Illinois might be more limited than other states. The first is that Illinois has very specific laws about marriage, and records that are considered valid in one state are not always considered valid in another. For instance, you will find that there are some states which require that the person being married have been at home for fourteen or more days before they can get married. Other states do not have this requirement. It is important to make sure that you are legally able to get married before you start looking at records from Illinois.

In addition to having to abide by the laws of each state that you travel to, you will also want to consider the value of your personal information when you are searching for marriage records in Illinois. While many people do put some effort into protecting the privacy of their personal information when they are conducting public records searches online, Illinois is not exempt from this rule. If you are doing an online search on records of someone in the state of Illinois, you should be prepared to share some information with the person you are investigating. In addition to general information like names, addresses and phone numbers, you should also be prepared to share information about yourself. This is especially true if you are searching for records of someone who is still under the age of 18.

If you are in an important situation where you need to know the background of a person that you are involved with, you will want to make sure that you are only using those marriage records that are available to you legally. When you search for records of a person in Illinois, you may find that the information is available for free. However, it may also come with restrictions placed on it by the government. It is important to make sure that you are aware of these restrictions before you use the information that you obtain.

One of the most important reasons that people conduct public records searches on marriage records in Illinois is because they would like to verify the age of the person they are involved with or are dating. If the person you are involved with has a legal age of majority, you can have them certified as being of legal age before you get married. This is helpful for those involved with dating or marriage arrangements. You can save yourself from a lot of headaches and heartache if you have all of the information that you need before you get married.

Another reason that many people search for marriage records in Illinois is so that they can make sure that their loved ones were not involved in any type of criminal activity. There are many records that are kept on people who have been convicted of a felony. You will want to make sure that you do not make any type of mistake when you are searching for any type of records. It can be very easy to get yourself into some type of legal trouble if you are not careful. Therefore, you should ensure that you know what you are doing before you begin to conduct any type of public records searches.