She informed me of some details in civil or secular wedding ceremonies in the courthouse that I want to share. This applies to ALL couples seeking a simple, inexpensive way to be married.
|St Clair Illinois Marriage License|
To get married at the courthouse bring a valid marriage license (fee to apply for a Marriage License is $32) and $10 to #10 Public Square in Belleville - Courtroom 405 - at 1:15 p.m. The clerk will complete the paperwork for you.
Weddings are performed in the order in which couples arrive. If you arrive after 1:15 p.m. you may not be able to be married that day depending on the availability of the judge. No marriages will be performed after 2:00 p.m.
It is the position of the judges performing the weddings that the marriage contract is a serious commitment. Dress and attitude appropriate to such commitment is required. A judge may refuse to conduct the ceremony if both parties do not exhibit such commitment.
They try to make every wedding special, so you may have to wait a little while, depending upon how many weddings are scheduled that day.