How to Get a Certified Copy of Your Richland County Marriage Certificate

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How to Get a Richland County Marriage Certificate

In case you misplace your Richland County marriage certificate chances are good that you won't be asked to provide evidence of your marriage very often, but if and when it happens, it's best to be prepared. That's why DoNotPay is standing by and ready to help you get a copy of your and other important documents.

Reasons to Keep Your Marriage Certificate Handy

If you are newly married and wish to assume your spouse's last name, you will need a copy of your government-issued marriage certificate to do so. Name changes are not the only reason you might need to show official proof of your marriage, however.

You may also need your marriage certificate if you are:

  • Applying for a loan at your bank or credit union
  • Applying for a real estate mortgage
  • Buying a house together
  • Filing joint federal taxes
  • Filing joint state taxes
  • Inheriting property from your spouse
  • Obtaining a new visa or passport
  • Opening a bank account or credit union account
  • Sharing health care coverage with your spouse
  • Willing property to a spouse

How to Get a Marriage License in Richland County

If you and your special someone want to get married in Richland County, you will have to ask the county clerk to issue a marriage license, first. The fee for a marriage license or civil union license is $40, and the physical address of the County Clerk's office is 103 West Main Street Suite 12 in Olney, Illinois. According to Marriage Laws, one or more of the following questions may not be asked, but both potential spouses should nonetheless be prepared to present:

  1. Any and all prior marriages
  2. Date and exact place of birth
  3. Email address
  4. Full name
  5. The highest grade of college completed.
  6. The highest grade of school completed.
  7. If of Hispanic origin, specify which
  8. If you're related to each other, specify the relationship
  9. Occupation
  10. Parents' or guardians' birthplaces
  11. Parents' or guardians' names, including their surname at birth
  12. Parents' or guardians' residential addresses
  13. Phone number
  14. Race
  15. Residential address, including the county of residence.
  16. Sex or gender
  17. Social security number
  18. Surname at birth
  19. When and how do any prior marriages or civil unions end.

How to Get a Copy of Your Richland County Marriage Records on Your Own

If you are the DIY type and want to get a copy of your marriage certificate without our help, you can ask for it at the same place you got your marriage license. Considered vital records, marriage certificates are maintained by the county clerk whose office is on the second floor of the courthouse at 103 West Main Street in Olney. You can call the county clerk at (618) 392-3111 for office hours and driving directions.

OnlineCounty Clerk Records
Phone Number(618) 392-3111
Mailing AddressRichland County Circuit Clerk103 W. Main St. #21Olney, IL 62450
Fax(618) 392-5041
EmailSend a Message
In-Person103 W. Main St. #21Olney, IL 62450

There's Got to Be an Easier Way

If you want to get a Marriage Certificate Copy in Richland County but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 7 easy steps:

  1. Go to the Certificates of Marriage product on DoNotPay.
  2. Select whether the certificate belongs to you or a relative/loved one. If it belongs to someone else, enter the details of both people on the certificate, and select/upload evidence that proves your relationship with them. If the certificate is yours, enter the details of your spouse.
  3. Enter the city, state, and county where the marriage certificate was issued as well as the date it was issued.
  4. Indicate what you will be using this certificate for, and choose whether you need an authorized or certified copy.
  5. Enter your contact information and shipping address. Upload copies of your government-issued identification, such as a driver's license.
  6. Choose whether you would like to electronically sign this form or not. Once we generate the form, verify that all of the information is correct.
  7. If you need the document to be notarized, schedule a notarization appointment using our Notary product. Otherwise, proceed to our Mail Checks product and let DoNotPay mail-in your request form with a check on your behalf.

Although you have every right to request copies of your marriage certificate, birth certificate, and other official documents, getting copies on your own can be a hassle. That's why we invite you to let DoNotPay handle the ofttimes frustrating details. We can request your Richland County marriage certificate today, but that's not all we can do to make your life a little easier.

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