Is there a cost for the license?
The fee for a civil union license is $35. The license becomes valid one day after issuance and is valid for 60 days. During that time, the civil union must be established, and the officiant conducting the civil union must certify the date and place of the civil union. If no civil union is established during the 60 day period, the license becomes invalid. After a civil union occurs, it will remain valid until time as it may be legally dissolved.

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1. What is a civil union?
2. When did civil unions become legal in Illinois?
3. Who can enter into a civil union?
4. May applicants have been previously married or in a civil union?
5. Is a license required for a civil union to be established in Lake County?
6. Is there a cost for the license?
7. Are both applicants required to be present to apply for the civil union license?
8. What do we do with the license?
9. Do we need to have a religious ceremony in order to enter into a civil union?
10. Will an Illinois civil union be recognized in other states?
11. Are parties to same-sex marriages, civil unions or domestic partnerships in another state required to enter into a separate civil union in Illinois?
12. If parties participated in a religious ceremony, but have not entered into a legal relationship in any state, is a civil union needed?