County Clerk

Pete Duncan Macoupin County Clerk
Marriage Certificates

The Macoupin County Clerk's office keeps official records of marriages that occur in Macoupin County.

A marriage license is filed with the County Clerk's office after the marriage ceremony takes place. Please remember you must apply for a license before the wedding. The officiant performing the ceremony completes and signs the marriage license and returns it to the Clerk's office, where it is recorded.

After that occurs, the Clerk's office can issue you a certified copy of your marriage certificate upon request. Marriage certificates are not automatically sent to couples.

Requesting a marriage certificate

You may obtain a marriage certificate in one of 5 methods:

  1. In person at the Macoupin County Courthouse in the County Clerk's Office
  2. Write us
    • Mail your request to: 

      Macoupin County Clerk Pete Duncan 
      Vital Records 
      P.O. Box 107
      Carlinville, IL 62626


      • Include the following items:
        • - a completed Marriage Certificate Request Form*
        • - a photocopy of your photo identification
        • - a check or money order payable to the Macoupin County Clerk for $15 (additional copies of the same record cost $4 each)
        • Note: Be sure to include your phone number with your mail request.
  3. Email pete.duncan@macoupincountyil.gov the information requested in the form found above for the type of record you are requesting.
  4. Visit www.vitalchek.com and place an online order for a record.