Licking County, Ohio

Marriage License and Minister Licensing Information

Where to file for a marriage license and minister licensing requirements in Licking County, Ohio.

For the Couple

The following information is for couples who want to file for their marriage license in Licking County, Ohio

Marriage License Info

Cost: $40-60

Waiting Period: None

Expiration: 60 Days

Return: 30 Days from Wedding

Marriage License Issuing Office

Licking County Probate Court
Courthouse 1st Fl
Newark, OH 43055

Phone: 740-670-5603
Hours: M-F 8:00am-4:30pm
Official Website - Google Maps - Goverment Office Information

For the Minister

The following information is for AMM ministers who want to know what the minister licensing requirements are in Licking County, Ohio

Minister Licensing Summary

Minister Licensing Requirements: Minister Required to Register with State

Minimum Minimum Age: 18 Years

Minister's Residency: Irrelevant

Same Sex Marriage Recognized: Yes

Minister Registration Requirements

  1. Application for Minister's License to Solemnize Marriage
  2. Ordination Certificate
Application Fee: $10

Minister Licensing Office

Licking County Probate Court
Courthouse 1st Fl
Newark, OH 43055

Phone: 740-670-5603
Hours: M-F 8:00am-4:30pm
Official Website - Google Maps - Goverment Office Information

Minister Licensing Steps

In order to perform marriage in Ohio you are required to register with the Ohio Secretary of State. The application fee with the Secretary of State's office is $10. You do not have to be an Ohio resident though you do need to be at least 18 years of age. Same-sex marriages are recognized in Ohio.

The Ohio Secretary of State's office requires the following documents:

  1. Application for Minister's License to Solemnize Marriage
  2. Ordination Certificate

We reccommend that you order your Ohio Minister Licensing Package. It includes everything you need to register with the Secretary of State, including your Letter of Good Standing and completed Application for Minister's License to Solemnize Marriage.

Standard shipping for all orders is 3-10 business days, depending on where in the country your package is being shipped. We also offer expedited shipping methods in case you are on a tighter timeline.

Application Instructions

You can also complete and print the Ohio Secretary of State's application yourself. For the field "Religious Society or Congregation" we reccommend that you put "American Marriage Ministries". The rest of the application should be self-explanatory.

Filing Instructions

Once you have your paperwork in order, you need to mail it to the:

Ohio Secretary of State
180 E Broad St Suite 103
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Based on past experience, the registration process with the Ohio Secretary of State should take 2-3 days. Once registered you can perform marriage!

To verify your registration with the Ohio Secretary of State, you can use their Minister Search. For further inquiries, you can contact the Ohio Secretary of State at:

Phone: (614) 728-9200
Hours: 8am-5pm M-F

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