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How Much a Marriage License Cost?

Arizona law requires a couple to obtain a marriage license in order to have a legally binding wedding ceremony. Some states require a medical examination or blood tests in order to obtain a license. All require proof of identification and a license application fee.

The marriage license application fee in Arizona is $76 payable by cash or check with a driver license, bank guarantee card or credit card. There is an extra charge for a certified copy, which is required if the bride wishes to change her name at Social Security and MVD. If you are purchasing a license at the Justice Courts, they accept checks, money orders, or cashiers checks.

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Obtaining a Marriage License in Arizona

ID Requirement:

Drivers license or identification card or other
id showing current address and date of birth. Bringing a certified copy of your birth certificate is recommended because some counties require it if you are younger than 30.

Residency Requirement:

Do not have to be a resident of Arizona.

Waiting Period:

No waiting period in Arizona.

Previous Marriages:

Copies of divorce decree are not required.

Covenant Marriage Option:

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

Other Tests:

No tests.

Under 18:

If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must have the notarized consent of your parents or legal guardian. If you are under 16, you must have the notarized consent of your parents or legal guardian as well as a court order.

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.

Proxy Marriages:


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:


Same Sex Marriages:



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.


License is valid for 1 year.
The license can only be used within the State of Arizona.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Copies of Arizona birth certificates, Arizona death certificates and public Arizona marriage records (for marriage licenses that were issued in Arizona). You may order copies of Arizona vital records through Archives on an expedited basis.

It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.

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.

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Arizona Clerk's Office

Apache County Clerk
St Johns, AZ

Cochise County Clerk
Bisbee, AZ

Coconino County Clerk
Flagstaff, AZ

Gila County Clerk
Gila, AZ

Graham County Clerk
Safford, AZ

Greenlee County Clerk
Clifton, AZ

La Paz County Clerk
Parker, AZ

Maricopa County
Phoenix, AZ

Mohave County Clerk
Kingman, AZ

Navajo County Clerk
Holbrook, AZ

Pima County Recorder
Tucson, AZ

Pinal County Clerk
Florence, AZ

Santa Cruz County Clerk
Nogales, AZ

Yavapai County Clerk
Prescott, AZ

Yuma County Clerk
Yuma, AZ

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