Wedding Protocol

Due to the dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases in Will County, we are implementing changes to the wedding protocol for courthouse ceremonies.  First, wedding ceremonies will occur Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30

a.m. only.  Second, only the two wedding participants and one witness will be allowed to attend the ceremony.

We know that weddings are momentous occasions and that participants like to share that experience with their families and friends.  Unfortunately, we must be prudent in limiting the timing and the number of wedding guests to ensure that these events do not increase the risk of the spread of COVID-19.  The safety of all involved is and will remain, our highest priority.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Roger Holland, Trial Court Administrator.


Thank you.


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.