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Last Updated: August 4th, 2022

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Many states require a witness, or pair of witnesses, to sign the marriage license. The witnesses must complete their required fields on the license and sign the document.

Witness Requirements on Marriage License

It is a requirement in many states that a witness, or pair of witnesses, also sign the marriage license. The witness(es) must complete their required fields on the license and sign the document. Traditionally this is done by the maid of honor and/or best man.

State Marriage License Witness Requirements

Alabama

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

Alaska

REQUIRED WITNESSES Two Adults

Arizona

REQUIRED WITNESSES Two Adults

Arkansas

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

California

REQUIRED WITNESSES One Adult

Colorado

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

Connecticut

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

Delaware

REQUIRED WITNESSES Two Adults

District of Columbia

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

Florida

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

Georgia

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

Hawaii

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

Idaho

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

Illinois

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

Indiana

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

Iowa

REQUIRED WITNESSES One Adult

Kansas

REQUIRED WITNESSES Two Adults

Kentucky

REQUIRED WITNESSES Two Adults

Louisiana

REQUIRED WITNESSES Two Adults

Maine

REQUIRED WITNESSES Two Adults

Maryland

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

Massachusetts

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

Michigan

REQUIRED WITNESSES Two Adults

Minnesota

REQUIRED WITNESSES Two Adults

Mississippi

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

Missouri

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

Montana

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

Nebraska

REQUIRED WITNESSES Two Adults

Nevada

REQUIRED WITNESSES One Adult

New Hampshire

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

New Jersey

REQUIRED WITNESSES Two Adults

New Mexico

REQUIRED WITNESSES Two Adults

New York

REQUIRED WITNESSES One Adult

North Carolina

REQUIRED WITNESSES Two Adults

North Dakota

REQUIRED WITNESSES Two Adults

Ohio

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

Oklahoma

REQUIRED WITNESSES Two Adults

Oregon

REQUIRED WITNESSES Two Adults

Pennsylvania

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

Puerto Rico

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

Rhode Island

REQUIRED WITNESSES Two Adults

South Carolina

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

South Dakota

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

Tennessee

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

Texas

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

US Virgin Islands

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

Utah

REQUIRED WITNESSES Two Adults

Vermont

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

Virginia

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

Washington

REQUIRED WITNESSES Two Adults

West Virginia

REQUIRED WITNESSES None

Wisconsin

REQUIRED WITNESSES Two Adults

Wyoming

REQUIRED WITNESSES Two Adults


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