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An Introduction to the Marriage License

Last Updated: August 4th, 2022

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The cost of the marriage license varies from state to state and can even vary within a state. In many states, it is up to the specific marriage license issuance office to determine how much to charge...

How Much Does a Marriage License Cost?

The cost of the marriage license varies from state to state and can even vary within a state. In many states, it is up to the specific marriage license issuance office to determine how much to charge. This figure is based on a number of criteria from cost of living, to the town or county's population.

The table below shows the approximate cost of a marriage license issued in that state.

Please note that these numbers may not reflect the actual marriage license cost. For the exact cost of a marriage license in any specific county, city, or town, you will need to contact that office.

Marriage License Cost by State

Alabama

ISSUANCE OFFICE $70 - $104

Alaska

ISSUANCE OFFICE $60

Arizona

ISSUANCE OFFICE $83

Arkansas

ISSUANCE OFFICE $60

California

ISSUANCE OFFICE $35 - $116

Colorado

ISSUANCE OFFICE $30

Connecticut

ISSUANCE OFFICE $50

Delaware

ISSUANCE OFFICE $70 - $120

District of Columbia

ISSUANCE OFFICE $45

Florida

ISSUANCE OFFICE $93.50

Georgia

ISSUANCE OFFICE $56 - $76

Hawaii

ISSUANCE OFFICE $60

Idaho

ISSUANCE OFFICE $30

Illinois

ISSUANCE OFFICE $30 - $70

Indiana

ISSUANCE OFFICE $25 - $65

Iowa

ISSUANCE OFFICE $35

Kansas

ISSUANCE OFFICE $85.50

Kentucky

ISSUANCE OFFICE $35.50 - $37

Louisiana

ISSUANCE OFFICE $27.50

Maine

ISSUANCE OFFICE $40

Maryland

ISSUANCE OFFICE $30 - $85

Massachusetts

ISSUANCE OFFICE $4 - $60

Michigan

ISSUANCE OFFICE $20 - $30

Minnesota

ISSUANCE OFFICE $40 - $115

Mississippi

ISSUANCE OFFICE $20 - $38

Missouri

ISSUANCE OFFICE $48 - $62

Montana

ISSUANCE OFFICE $53

Nebraska

ISSUANCE OFFICE $25

Nevada

ISSUANCE OFFICE $85 - $102

New Hampshire

ISSUANCE OFFICE $50

New Jersey

ISSUANCE OFFICE $28

New Mexico

ISSUANCE OFFICE $25

New York

ISSUANCE OFFICE $35

North Carolina

ISSUANCE OFFICE $60

North Dakota

ISSUANCE OFFICE $65

Ohio

ISSUANCE OFFICE $44 - $65

Oklahoma

ISSUANCE OFFICE $5 - $50

Oregon

ISSUANCE OFFICE $50 - $60

Pennsylvania

ISSUANCE OFFICE $45 - $85

Puerto Rico

ISSUANCE OFFICE $150

Rhode Island

ISSUANCE OFFICE $24

South Carolina

ISSUANCE OFFICE $50 - $100

South Dakota

ISSUANCE OFFICE $40

Tennessee

ISSUANCE OFFICE $37.50 - $97.50

Texas

ISSUANCE OFFICE $11 - $100

US Virgin Islands

ISSUANCE OFFICE $100

Utah

ISSUANCE OFFICE $30 - $50

Vermont

ISSUANCE OFFICE $60

Virginia

ISSUANCE OFFICE $30

Washington

ISSUANCE OFFICE $57 - $72

West Virginia

ISSUANCE OFFICE $56

Wisconsin

ISSUANCE OFFICE $110

Wyoming

ISSUANCE OFFICE $30

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