Getting Your Marriage License

Plan Ahead

To avoid surprises, review the eligibility requirements and important information about changing your name before you apply for your marriage license. 
 

Valentine's Day – Our County Service Center South area office will be open for extend hours on Thursday, February 14th until 7:00 p.m. for marriage licenses and ceremony services. Additional fees apply after 4:00 p.m. Appointments are required. Please call our office for availability if you do not see any open appointments on our site.   

Please note - the office will be closed Tuesday, February 12th for Lincoln's Birthday.

Visit Our Office

To obtain a marriage license, you and your future spouse must appear together in-person at one of our office locations.  You will need to complete the application form and present valid identification.
 
Acceptable forms of I.D. must provide photo and age verification.  These include:
  • Driver's license
  • Passport
  • Military I.D.
  • Resident Alien Card

Make an Appointment

We encourage you to make an appointment to get your marriage license.  You can also arrange for a civil marriage ceremony if desired.

Apply Online

Save time by completing the application form online before visiting our office. Your completed application is stored for up to 60 days. 

90-Day Validity 

Marriage licenses are valid for 90 days from the date of issuance.  If you do not get married within 90 days, the license becomes void and you must re-apply to purchase a new license.

 
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