Under Illinois State Law (410 ILCS 535-Vital Records Act) only specific individuals have legal access to birth, death, or marriage/civil union licenses. The Ogle County Clerk’s Office will issue certificates to authorized individuals only. To do otherwise is a violation of Illinois Law. Vital Records are not considered public information, nor are they subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
Genealogical Requests - NO IN PERSON GENEALOGICAL SEARCHES DUE TO COVID-19
Please note: Absolutely no information can be given over the telephone regarding Vital Records.
To obtain a certified copy of a Marriage/Civil Union Application or License:
- Only the Bride or Groom, or partners in a civil union may obtain a certified copy of a Marriage/Civil Union Application.
- Anyone is allowed to request a certified copy of a Marriage/Civil Union License.
- $22 for first copy, $4 each additional copy of the same Marriage/Civil Union Application or License.