Marriage License Information by State

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Marriage License Information by State

The table below covers what office issues the marriage license, the marriage license cost, and more.


STATE
ISSUANCE OFFICE
FEE
WAITING PERIOD
EXPIRATION
RETURN
WITNESSES

Alabama

ISSUANCE OFFICE Probate Court
FEE $40-$80
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION 30 Days
RETURN Before Expiration
WITNESSES None

Alaska

ISSUANCE OFFICE Bureau of Vital Statistics
FEE $60
WAITING PERIOD 3 Days to Receive
EXPIRATION 90 Days
RETURN Before Expiration
WITNESSES Two Adults

Arizona

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $76
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION 1 Year
RETURN 20 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES Two Adults

Arkansas

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $58-$60
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION 60 Days
RETURN Before Expiration
WITNESSES None

California

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk or Recorder
FEE $35-$100
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION 90 Days
RETURN 10 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES One Adult

Colorado

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $30
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION 30 Days
RETURN Before Expiration
WITNESSES None

Connecticut

ISSUANCE OFFICE Town Clerk
FEE $30
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION 65 Days
RETURN Before Expiration
WITNESSES None

Delaware

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $50-$100
WAITING PERIOD 1 Day Before Completing
EXPIRATION 30 Days
RETURN Before Expiration
WITNESSES Two Adults

District of Columbia

ISSUANCE OFFICE Marriage Bureau
FEE $35
WAITING PERIOD 3 Days to Receive
EXPIRATION No Expiration
RETURN 10 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES None

Florida

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $93.50
WAITING PERIOD 3 Days For Residents; None For Non-Residents
EXPIRATION 60 Days
RETURN 10 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES None

Georgia

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $27-$67
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION No Expiration
RETURN 30 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES None

Hawaii

ISSUANCE OFFICE Department of Health
FEE $60
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION 30 Days
RETURN Before Expiration
WITNESSES None

Idaho

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Recorder
FEE $28
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION 1 Year
RETURN 30 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES None

Illinois

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $30-$70
WAITING PERIOD 1 Day Before Completing
EXPIRATION 60 Days
RETURN 10 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES None

Indiana

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $18-$60
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION 60 Days
RETURN Before Expiration
WITNESSES None

Iowa

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $35
WAITING PERIOD 3 Days to Receive
EXPIRATION No Expiration
RETURN 15 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES One Adult

Kansas

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $85.50
WAITING PERIOD 3 Days to Receive
EXPIRATION 6 Months
RETURN 10 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES Two Adults

Kentucky

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $35.50-$37
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION 30 Days
RETURN Before Expiration
WITNESSES Two Adults

Louisiana

ISSUANCE OFFICE Parish Clerk of Court
FEE $27.50
WAITING PERIOD 3 Days Before Completing
EXPIRATION 30 Days
RETURN Before Expiration
WITNESSES Two Adults

Maine

ISSUANCE OFFICE Town Clerk
FEE $40
WAITING PERIOD 3 Days To Receive
EXPIRATION 90 Days
RETURN 15 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES Two Adults

Maryland

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $30-$85
WAITING PERIOD 2 Days To Receive
EXPIRATION 6 Months
RETURN Before Expiration
WITNESSES None

Massachusetts

ISSUANCE OFFICE City or Town Clerk
FEE $4-$60
WAITING PERIOD 3 Days To Receive
EXPIRATION 60 Days
RETURN Before Expiration
WITNESSES None

Michigan

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $20-$30
WAITING PERIOD 3 Days To Receive
EXPIRATION 33 Days
RETURN Before Expiration
WITNESSES Two Adults

Minnesota

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Registrar
FEE $40-$115
WAITING PERIOD 5 Days To Receive
EXPIRATION 6 Months
RETURN 5 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES Two Adults

Mississippi

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $21
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION 90 Days
RETURN Before Expiration
WITNESSES None

Missouri

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $48-$62
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION 30 Days
RETURN 15 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES None

Montana

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $53
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION 6 Months
RETURN 30 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES None

Nebraska

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $15
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION 1 Year
RETURN 15 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES Two Adults

Nevada

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $60
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION 1 Year
RETURN Before Expiration
WITNESSES None

New Hampshire

ISSUANCE OFFICE Town Clerk
FEE $50
WAITING PERIOD 3 Days Before Completing
EXPIRATION 90 Days
RETURN 6 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES None

New Jersey

ISSUANCE OFFICE Town Clerk
FEE $28
WAITING PERIOD 3 Days To Receive
EXPIRATION 30 Days
RETURN 5 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES One Adult

New Mexico

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $25
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION No Expiration
RETURN 90 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES None

New York

ISSUANCE OFFICE City or Town Clerk
FEE $35
WAITING PERIOD 1 Day
EXPIRATION 60 Days
RETURN Before Expiration
WITNESSES One Adult

North Carolina

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Registrar
FEE $60
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION 60 Days
RETURN 10 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES Two Adults

North Dakota

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Registrar
FEE $65
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION 60 Days
RETURN 5 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES Two Adults

Ohio

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $44-$65
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION 60 Days
RETURN 30 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES None

Oklahoma

ISSUANCE OFFICE Court Clerk
FEE $5-$50
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION 10 Days
RETURN 5 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES Two Adults

Oregon

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $50-$60
WAITING PERIOD 3 Days Before Completing
EXPIRATION 60 Days
RETURN 5 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES Two Adults

Pennsylvania

ISSUANCE OFFICE Register of Wills or Orphans Court
FEE $45-$85
WAITING PERIOD 3 Days To Receive
EXPIRATION 60 Days
RETURN 10 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES None

Puerto Rico

ISSUANCE OFFICE Demographic Registry
FEE $150
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION No Expiration
RETURN 10 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES None

Rhode Island

ISSUANCE OFFICE Town Clerk
FEE $24
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION 90 Days
RETURN Before Expiration
WITNESSES Two Adults

South Carolina

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $50-$100
WAITING PERIOD 1 Day To Receive
EXPIRATION No Expiration
RETURN 30 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES None

South Dakota

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Registrar
FEE $40
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION 20 Days
RETURN Before Expiration
WITNESSES None

Tennessee

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $37.50-$97.50
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION 30 Days
RETURN 3 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES None

Texas

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $81
WAITING PERIOD 3 Days Before Completing
EXPIRATION 90 Days
RETURN 10 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES None

US Virgin Islands

ISSUANCE OFFICE Superior Court
FEE $100
WAITING PERIOD 8 Days To Receive
EXPIRATION No Expiration
RETURN 10 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES None

Utah

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $45
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION 30 Days
RETURN 14 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES Two Adults

Vermont

ISSUANCE OFFICE Town Clerk
FEE $45
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION 60 Days
RETURN 10 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES None

Virginia

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $30
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION 60 Days
RETURN 5 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES None

Washington

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Auditor
FEE $35-$64
WAITING PERIOD 3 Days To Receive
EXPIRATION 60 Days
RETURN Before Expiration
WITNESSES Two Adults

West Virginia

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $56
WAITING PERIOD 3 Days Before Completing
EXPIRATION 60 Days
RETURN Before Expiration
WITNESSES None

Wisconsin

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $110
WAITING PERIOD 6 Days To Receive
EXPIRATION 30 Days
RETURN 3 Days from Wedding
WITNESSES Two Adults

Wyoming

ISSUANCE OFFICE County Clerk
FEE $30
WAITING PERIOD None
EXPIRATION 1 Year
RETURN Before Expiration
WITNESSES Two Adults


ABOUT THE MARRIAGE LICENSE FEE
Marriage License Fees are subject to change. The numbers listed in this table may not reflect the actual cost of the marriage license and are meant to represent their approximate cost.

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