Marriage License

MARRIAGE LICENSE INFORMATION

Marriageable Age
Any person who has attained the age of 18 years may marry.  If a person is between the ages of 16 years and 18 years the license will be issued only with the written consent of parents, guardian or custodian.  Consent forms are available in our office.

Residence
Application must be made in the county where one party has resided for at least 30 days.  If both parties are residents of other states, application must be made in the county where the ceremony is to be held.

Divorced Persons
May not remarry until 6 months after the granting of the Judgment of Divorce regardless of where the action took place.

Requirements
Applicants of any age must present a Birth Certificate.  This Birth Certificate must be a certified copy with a raised seal affixed by the Register of Deeds.
Copies of Judgment of Divorce, legal annulment papers, or death certificate from the previous marriage must be presented.  If married more than once, applicant must have definite knowledge of dates of marriage, death or divorce.
Name of county where you presently reside.
Name of officiate, date, and place of ceremony.
Social Security Number
Drivers License

Applying For License
Both persons must sign before the County Clerk or Deputy when applying for their license.

Waiting Period
A 6-day waiting period is required by law, but may be waived for a good cause by the County Clerk for an additional fee of $10.00

Expiration
The license is valid for 30 days after the date of issuance and the marriage must be performed within that period.

Ceremony
Any Judge, ordained minister or priest might perform the ceremony.

License Fee
$75.00