Both individuals need to be present at time of application;
$100 cash or check, no cards accepted;
Certified, state-issued birth record for both applicants (hospital records not acceptable)*;
Proof of identity (e.g. non-expired driver license, state ID);
Proof of residency (e.g. driver license, mail with current address);
Social security number for both applicants;
Date of marriage and officiant contact information (i.e. name, address, phone, e-mail); and
If previously married, certified documentation of how the last marriage ended (e.g. divorce judgment, death record)*. Note: Individuals must wait six months after a judgment of divorce before they can marry.
Officiant's contact information (whoever is performing the ceremony - name, address, phone number)
*If unobtainable, other documentation may be presented.
A three-day waiting period is required by law. The application date is not included in the waiting period. If the third day lands on a weekend or holiday, the license will be issued on the next business day. A waiver of the three day waiting period is available for $25, but must be approved at the discretion of the county clerk. The waiver of the waiting period is free for military.
The license is valid for 60 days after the date of issuance and the marriage must be performed within that period.
Each individual must be 18 years or older and capable of consenting to marriage. If a person is between the ages of 16 and 18, a license may be issued only with written consent of parents, guardian or custodian. Age requirements apply at time of marriage, not at time of application;
Individuals must not be nearer of kin to each other than second cousins, whether of the whole or half-blood or by adoption. For persons closer than second cousins that wish to marry, the female must have attained the age of 55 years or either party may submit an affidavit signed by a physician stating that either party is permanently sterile;
Neither individual may be married; and
Applicants may apply in any county regardless of county or state of residence, or county where marriage will occur.
An officiant must be at least 18 years of age and an ordained member of the clergy of any religious denomination or society, any licentiate of a denominational body, the two parties themselves, by mutual declarations in accordance with customs, rules and regulations of any religious society they belong, any judge of a court of record or a reserve judge, any circuit court commissioner or any municipal judge.
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