Marriage License

                 Requirements for Marriage License Applicants

         If you are applying for a marriage license, please note the following requirements:

  • Both applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • A court order is required for an applicant under the age of 18.  
  • Both applicants must appear in person.
  • Each applicant must have valid, picture driver's license, state ID, passport or certified copy of their birth certificate.
  • Each applicant must know and provide their Social Security Number.
  • Applicants must wait 72 hours after license is issued before being married.  The license is valid for 90 days.  
  • If either applicant is divorced less than 30 days, a certified copy of the divorce decree waiving the 30 day waiting period is required.
  • The marriage license fee is reduced when a Twogether in Texas Marriage Course Certificate is presented when completing the application.  For Twogether in Texas Certificate information, visit the Twogether in Texas website
  • Informal Marriage (Common Law) requirements are the same as a formal marriage, except for requiring the date when you began living together as a married couple.
  • Refer to the Recording Fee Schedule below for marriage application fees.
              All  Formal Marriage records from April 1, 1878 forward, and Informal Marriage                    index information from May 1, 1996 forward, are available electronically on the                    public workstations in our office, or by visiting our Online Records Search.  

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