Kentucky Jefferson 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.
Jefferson County Marriage License Dept.
Jefferson County Clerk's Office
531 Court Place, Suite 203
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone Renewals: 502.569.3300
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. / M - F
Closed for holidays Observed by Jefferson County
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The bride and groom may go to any county in Kentucky to get a marriage license as long as both are 18 years of age or older. Marriage licenses may be used in any Kentucky county and cannot be used anywhere but in Kentucky. Both must be present to obtain a license.
The county clerk issues marriage licenses. Marriage licenses are valid for 30 days, including the date it is issued, and after that time it is invalid. Therefore, if the marriage is not solemnized within the 30-day period, the parties must apply for a new license.
There is no Waiting Period or Blood Test Requirement.
An application for a marriage license must be made in person by both the man and woman at the Jefferson County Clerk's Office.
In Jefferson County, you may make application in person at any of our seven Branch Locations. Or, you may make an application in person at our Professional License Department, located in Metro Hall, 527 W. Jefferson St., Room 100A.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M - F, except for legal holidays.
Identification is required. Acceptable forms of ID in accordance with the statue and KCCA's recorder's manual include: Drivers License, current state picture ID or passport.
Both parties must be 18 years old or older.
There is a $35.50 fee for a marriage license.
Cash, Check, Visa-MC, Discover and AMEX are accepted payments. There is a 3% transaction convenience fee for credit cards or a $3.95 fee for debit cards by third party processor.
Marriages are prohibited and void when at the time of marriage the person is under 18 years of age, if the marriage is without the consent of:
Provide proper identification: Drivers License & Birth Certificate.
Get the Consent to Marriage Form signed and witnessed by the parent or legal guardian.
Either the male or female, under the age of eighteen, may apply to a district court judge for permission to marry.
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 Jefferson County Clerk for changes and clarifications in the requirements before you leave home to apply for your marriage license.
To notify us of corrections or additions send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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