CAUTION: THE TREASURER’S OFFICE IS RECEIVING CALLS FROM TAXPAYERS SAYING THEY HAVE BEEN TOLD TO CALL A NUMBER TO PAY THEIR PROPERTY TAXES TO RECEIVE A DISCOUNT! The Treasurer’s Office does not have the capability to take credit card numbers or bank account numbers for tax payments over the phone! There is no discount offered on property taxes.


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In order to be married legally in Illinois you must obtain a license from the County Clerk of the county in which the ceremony will be performed. There are variations in fees and procedures among the counties; the following information applies to Jackson County only. 

  • A marriage license is valid for 60 days. Both persons must appear in the County Clerk's office in order to obtain the license.
  • The fee is $35.
  • A license must be obtained at least one day before the marriage takes place.
  • An applicant who is less than 18 years of age must have the written permission of both parents to marry.

Couples wishing to be married by a judge in the Courthouse should make arrangements well before the day with the Judges Administrative Secretary. Ceremonies are performed by appointment only. There is a $10 fee for this service, payable in advance at the Circuit Clerk's office.

More information is available by telephone: 

  • County Clerk's Office: (618) 687-7360
  • Circuit Clerk's Office:  (618) 687-7300