MARRIAGE

What are the requirements for getting a formal marriage license?

  • Both parties must appear before the county clerk;
  • Submit proof of identity and age;
  • Provide information applicable to each person for which space is provided
  • Mark the appropriate boxes provided in the application and;
  • Take the oath printed on the application and sign before the county clerk.

What can I use as proof of identity?

  • Driver’s license or identification card issued by this state or another state;
  • United States passport;
  • A current passport issued by a foreign country;
  • An original or certified copy of a birth certificate issued by a Bureau of Vital Statistic for a state or a foreign government (printed within the last 10 years). Must present a valid form of government issued ID; or
  • Military ID card
  • Forms of identification cannot be mutilated(Ex. torn, taped together, or laminated).

What is the cost of a marriage license?

The cost of a marriage license is $50-70 depend your location.

What are my payment options?

Cash only

Who can conduct a marriage ceremony?

  • A licensed or ordained Christian Minister or Priest;
  • A Jewish Rabbi;
  • A person who is an officer of a religious organization and who is authorized by the organization to conduct a marriage ceremony; and
  • a justice of the supreme court, judge of the court of criminal appeals, justice of the courts of appeals, judge of the district, county, and probate courts, judge of the county courts at law, judge of the courts of domestic relations, judge of the juvenile courts, retired justice or judge of those courts, justice of the peace, retired justice of the peace, judge of a municipal court, retired judge of a municipal court, or judge or magistrate of a federal court of this state; and a retired judge or magistrate of federal court of this state.

What are the requirements for a marriage license?

  • Both parties must appear before the county clerk;
  • Submit proof of identity and age;
  • Provide information applicable to that person for which space is provided
  • Mark the appropriate boxes provided in the application and;
  • Take the oath printed on the application and sign before the county clerk.

Can I use my Texas marriage license to get married in another state?

No

What type of identification is required for an informal marriage license?

An acceptable form of identification for all parties that states the correct name and date of birth, this may include any of the following:

  • Valid driver’s license,
  • Valid passport,
  • State issued ID card,
  • Military ID card or,
  • Certified copy of birth certificate and valid photo ID