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Marriage Laws United States Kentucky Fleming County

Here's what you need to know and what documents to bring with you before you apply for a Kentucky marriage license. We recommend getting this legal aspect of your wedding out of the way about a month before your ceremony date.

It is important that you verify all information with the Kentucky marriage license county recorder or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.

Fleming County Marriage License Office

Fleming Clerk
100 Courthouse Square
Flemingsburg, KY 41041
(606) 845-8461
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. / M - F
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. / Sat
Closed for holidays Observed by Fleming County

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To be legally married in any county within Kentucky, you need a marriage license. Here's how to apply for a marriage license in Fleming County:

ID Requirement in Fleming County:

Picture id such as Drivers License. Having your Social Security card, Birth Certificate, etc. may be helpful.

Residency Requirement:

You do not have to be a resident of Fleming County.

Previous Marriages:

Fleming County will require documentation to prove a previous marriage has been dissolved either through death or divorce.

Covenant Marriage Option:


Waiting Period:

There is no waiting period in Fleming County.

How Much a Marriage License Cost in Fleming County:

The fees to get married in Fleming County are $35.50 - $37.00 approximately. Fee may vary from county to county. Cash, Certified Check, Cashier's Check, or Money Order.

Other Tests:


Proxy Marriages:


Cousin Marriages:

No. Fleming County won't recognize these marriages even if legal in another state.

Common Law Marriages:


Same Sex Marriages:


Under 18:

If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must have the consent of your parents or legal guardian. Custody papers are required if your parents are divorced. The form that you need to have completed is the Consent to Marriage Form (84-FCC-501). It has to be witnessed by two witnesses who are at least 18 years old, signed by your parent or legal guardian, and sworn by the deputy clerk.

If you are a pregnant minor you may apply to a district court judge for permission to marry without parental consent. If you are under 16, you must get approval to marry from the District Court. Minors cannot get married in Fleming County if parents or guardians are not residents of Kentucky.

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.


Any ordained or licensed clergymen who have been licensed in Kentucky to perform weddings, and justices of the peace.


License is valid for thirty (30) days.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Kentucky Department for Public Health
Office of Vital Statistics
275 East Main Street - IE-A
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: (502) 564-4212
Fax: (502) 227-0032

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. Check with the Fleming County Clerk for changes and clarifications in the requirements before you leave home to apply for your marriage license.

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