Marriages and Civil Unions

Judges are available to perform marriage / civil ceremonies at the following times (no appointment is necessary and witnesses are not required.)  $10.00 Cash fee only must be exact change.  Prior to getting married by a Judge, couples must obtain their marriage license from the County Clerk’s office.

  • Monday – Friday  11:00 AM to 11:45 AM and 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM  Courtroom 212
  • Saturday  9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (8:30 AM to sign in) Courtroom 111

Location: Will County Courthouse: 14 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet 60432

For further information on Judge Services, please call the Court Administrator’s Office at 815-727-8540.

Licenses should be obtained at least 24 hours in advance from the Will County Clerk's office.  Once the proper license is obtained through the County Clerk, parties should present themselves at the Office of the Circuit Clerk, located on the 2nd floor of the Will County Courthouse prior to the ceremony. 

While cameras are not normally allowed in Court facilities, cameras are allowed exclusively for these ceremonies.  Ceremonies are normally performed in English and parties are responsible for providing their own interpreter if one is necessary.

Who may perform a Marriage / Civil Ceremony

Civil ceremonies by a Judge of the Court who is in good standing with the Judicial Inquiry Board or retired judge.  A ceremony may be solemnized by a priest, minister, rabbi, or other designated officiant provided they are in good standing with their religious denomination, Indian Tribe, or Native Group.