To be legally married at Chapel in the Pines, you must obtain your marriage license at the DeKalb County clerk’s office in Sycamore. Your Illinois marriage license makes your wedding legal!
The friendly professional DeKalb County Clerk Staff will issue your license while you wait, usually within 30 minutes.
Please contact DeKalb County Clerks office at 815.895.7149 to obtain more detailed information on applying for a marriage license. The marriage license is not obtained at the Court House.
The fee for a marriage license is about $35.00.
Certified marriage license copies are about $15.00 for the first certified copy and $5.00 for each additional certified copy and can be requested at the same time as applying for a marriage license.
Chapel in the Pines completes your license following your wedding and promptly hand delivers the license to the County Clerks office. If prepaid certified copies, the certified copies will be promptly mailed to you.
Please note the fees could change, we recommend contacting the DeKalb County Clerk’s office or go to their website to receive the latest update on fees, rules, and hours of operation..
Timelines and Restrictions
DeKalb County Clerk
Attn: Vital Records Dept.
110 East Sycamore Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm