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Arizona State, AZ

State of Arizona
Application Process

  • Arizona marriage license filing fee is $76.

  • To obtain a marriage license in the State of Arizona, an engaged couple must appear in person together at one of the Justice Court offices.

  • Legal age is 18.

  • Both parties must be present to obtain a marriage license.

  • Both parties must provide a valid government-issued Photo I.D.

  • Both parties must provide their Social Security Numbers, if they have one.

  • No blood test or waiting period is required.

  • Marriage License is valid for up to twelve (12) months


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Application:

  • Both parties must be present to obtain a marriage license.

  • Both parties must provide a valid government-issued photo I.D., such as a driver’s license, passport, etc. to show proof of age and confirm identity.

  • Both parties must provide their Social Security Numbers, if they have one.

  • Both parties will be sworn in and will have to sign two affidavits stating that their personal information is correct.

  • A copy of a divorce decree is not required.

  • A marriage license must be issued prior to the ceremony taking place, signed at completion of the ceremony, and returned by the officiator not more than 30 days after the ceremony has taken place in order for the license to be recorded.

  • Obtaining the marriage license does not mean you are married. A Justice of the Peace, clergyman, or other authorized person, pursuant to A.R.S. § 25-124, must perform a marriage ceremony and sign the marriage license in order for you to be legally married.



ID Requirement in Arizona:

A valid government-issued photo I.D., to show proof of age and confirm identity.

  • Driver’s license

  • Passport

  • Military I.D.



Waiting Period in Arizona:

No waiting period in Arizona. Marriage can take place the same day the marriage license is received.



Residency Requirement:

You do not have to be a resident of Arizona.



Marriage License Fees Arizona:

The marriage license fee in the State of Arizona is $76.



Previous Marriages:

Copies of divorce decree are not required.



Covenant Marriage Option:

Yes. Here are the requirements for couples who are getting married.




Proxy Marriages:

No.



Cousin Marriages:

Yes, first cousins may marry if both are sixty-five years of age or older. If one or both first cousins are under sixty-five years of age, they can marry if they show proof to a superior court judge that one of them is unable to reproduce.



Common Law Marriages:

No.



Blood test in Arizona:

No. The State of Arizona does not require a blood test.



Name Change:

Getting a marriage license with your new name on it does not mean your name has automatically changed. If you need to change your last name, you can use an online marriage name change kit.



Under 18:

  • If you are under the age of 18, you must either have a notarized parental Clerk’s Office consent form or have your parent(s) accompany you, present the proper identification, and sign the parental consent form in front of the clerk issuing your license.

  • If you are age 16 – 17, a certified copy of your birth certificate and one of the following government issued picture I.D.’s is required: a) current driver’s license; b) state or military I.D. card; c) current passport; d) or other government issued picture I.D.

  • If you are age 15 or under, you must also have a court order. To obtain a court order you must contact Conciliation Court at: 602.506.3296.



Officiants in Arizona:

Marriages may be performed by a member of the clergy (including a minister, priest, bishop, rabbi, and imam), a judge, a magistrate, a clerk of the circuit court, or a clerk or clerk-treasurer of a city or town. Ministers must record the marriage on the marriage license and return it to the clerk of the Superior Court within 20 days after the marriage.



Witnesses:

All county marriage licenses must be signed by the couple, two witnesses age 18 or over, and the officiating minister.



License Validity Time:

  • Marriage License is valid for up to twelve (12) months

  • Marriage License can be used anywhere in the State of Arizona.



Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Copies of public Arizona marriage records (for marriage licenses that were issued in Arizona). You may order copies of Arizona marriage records through everify.


Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice. For more information regarding Arizona marriage license and records please visit www.azdhs.gov.