Civil Union Records

Downtown Waukegan Street Closures this Weekend

On Friday, July 12, beginning at 4 PM, there will be many downtown Waukegan street closings due to Waukegan Scoop 2019. Closures will last through Saturday at 11 PM. 

  • Washington Street will be closed from Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. to Sheridan Road.
  • Clayton Street will be closed just west of County Street to Sheridan Road.
  • County Street will be closed just south of the parking garage (Clayton and County Streets) to Belvidere Road.
  • Genesee Street will be closed Grand Avenue to Lake Street.

If you are coming to the Lake County Clerk's office for a license on Friday after 4 PM, anticipate parking on Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., West Street, or Washington Street (west of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.). You will be able to get to Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. by driving west on Washington, west or east on Grand Ave or Belvidere Road (Rte. 120).

Couples going to the Court Tower for a Saturday morning ceremony should anticipate parking on Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., West St., Washington St. (west of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.), or in the City's garage (corner of County and Clayton Streets).

Downtown Waukegan map

Office Hours

Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Most Fridays
8:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Fridays preceding a holiday weekend
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
See calendar to the right for specific dates.

Who May Request a Civil Union Record?

A civil union record may be requested by:
  • those named in the record,
  • child of person named in the record,
  • a family member, or
  • another individual acting as an agent or legal representative of the person named in the record.

Types of Civil Union Records

  • Certified Record
    Acceptable for legal name change on driver’s license, passport, bank account, etc.
    $10 for first certified copy
      $4 for each additional copy
  • No Record Found Certification
    If the record is not found to be on file within our office, a Certificate of No Record Found is available for purchase.
      $1.50 for certification

Ways to Order

  • Walk-in same-day service
  • By mail with check or money order payment
    Record is requested by and mailed to customer through the U.S. Postal Service’s first-class mail 
    • Two business days for processing, once request is received by our office
    • Record can be sent to a street address or P.O. box.
    • Items needed
  • Online with credit card payment
    VitalChek Network, Inc. is an independent company and our selected partner providing vital record ordering services when payment is made by credit card, expedited delivery is required, or order is placed by fax or email. Additional service fees will be applied.

  • By fax or email
    For instructions on how to place an order by fax or email, please call the Lake County Clerk’s Vital Record Department at 847.377.2411. Credit card payment will be processed through VitalChek, and all applicable service fees will be applied.


Due to the cost and the inability to re-purpose the state-mandated security paper used to issue vital records, once an order for certificate copies is processed, our office cannot offer any refunds.