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Georgia State, GA

State of Georgia
Application Process

  • Georgia marriage license fees varies by county. Check the fees at your local county Probate Court.

  • Applicants can apply for a marriage license in any county Probate Court in Georgia, provided at least one of the applicants is a resident of the State of Georgia.

  • If neither applicant is a resident of the State of Georgia, the couple must apply in the county in which the ceremony is to be performed.

  • Both applicants must appear in person to complete the application for a marriage license.

  • Both applicants must be 18 years of age or older to apply for a marriage license without parental consent.

  • Both applicants must provide proper identification.

  • Premarital blood tests are no longer required under Georgia law.

  • There is no waiting period for getting married in Georgia.

  • The Georgia marriage license does not have an expiration date.

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Things to bring and know on the marriage license application…

  • ID for each Applicant

  • Certified Copies of Divorce Papers if you have been Married

  • Certified Copy of Death Certificate if you are Widowed

  • Parents Birth Place (City and State)

  • Mother’s Maiden Name

  • The Bride’s full name after Marriage

  • Date and place of marriage

  • If either applicant does not speak fluent English a Court Approved Translator will be required to apply for Marriage License.

Be sure to contact your local county Probate Court well in advance of the wedding to find out on what days and during what hours the Clerk will be in the office. Some locales may require an appointment.

ID Requirement in Georgia:

  • Drivers License

  • State ID

  • Resident Alien ID

  • Military ID

  • Passport

Waiting Period in Georgia:

There is no waiting period for getting married in the State of Georgia.

Residency Requirement:

You do not have to be a resident of Georgia. However, if not a resident, you must apply in the county where your marriage is to be performed.

Previous Marriages:

If either applicant has received a divorce, he, she or both must show a copy of the final judgment and decree of most recent divorce. It must show the judge’s signature and date divorce was granted (19-3-2 (3)).

Marriage License Fees:

Marriage license fees in the State of Georgia vary by county, and some counties require payment in cash only. Check the fees at your local county Probate Court.

Same Sex Marriages:


Proxy Marriages:


Cousin Marriages:


Common Law Marriages:

No. However, common-law marriages will be recognized in Georgia if it was created before January 1, 1997.

Blood test in Georgia:

As of July 1, 2003, blood tests were no longer required in Georgia.

It is important that you verify all information with your local county Probate Court before making a trip to purchase your marriage license.

Name After Marriage:

Georgia law requires each applicant to designate the legal surname he or she will use after marriage. The applicant may choose:

  1. His or her present surname.
  2. The surname of a previous marriage.
  3. Spouse’s surname.
  4. A surname as provided in line item 1 or 2 of this paragraph in conjunction with the surname of the other spouse (19-3-33.1 (b)).

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:

  • Both applicants must be 18 years of age or older to apply for a marriage license without parental consent. Proof of age must be presented by every applicant who does not appear to the judge or clerk to be at least 25 years of age.

  • If either applicant is 16 or 17 years of age, a license may be issued only with the written consent of the parent or parents of the underage applicant. No license may be issued if either applicant is under the age of 16.

  • As of July 1, 2006, the pregnancy of a female applicant no longer authorizes the issuance of a license to a 16 or 17 year old without consent.

Proof of Age:

Georgia law requires proof of age be presented at the time of making application. By law, acceptable proof of age is any of the following:

  • Birth certificate.

  • Driver’s license.

  • Baptismal certificate.

  • Certificate of birth registration.

  • Selective service card.

  • Court record.

  • Passport.

  • Iimmigration papers

  • Alien papers.

  • Citizenship papers.

  • Armed forces discharge papers

  • Armed forces identification card

  • Hospital admission card — containing the full name and date of birth (19-3-36).

Officiants in Georgia:

Licensed or ordained ministers, clergymen, or pastors of recognized religious societies, and justices of the peace.

License Validity Time:

The Georgia marriage license does not have an expiration date.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Vital Records
2600 Skyland Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30319-3640
Ph: (404) 679-4701

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 Georgia marriage license laws please visit www.georgia.gov.