Every state 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.
Please visit your state listed below for the fee for obtaining a Marriage License application.
Fees for marriage licenses range from a low of $10 to as much as $115. The cost varies based on county, city or municipality, residential status, and in some cases, completion of a pre-marital counseling or education course. A few states, have standard, statewide fees.
require a waiting period before the license is issued.
You don’t want to cut yourself short on time.
Some states require ID. Commonly
accepted forms of ID are drivers’ licenses, birth certificates, social
security cards and passports.
Some municipalities require blood tests or other medical records such
as a physical exam. You may need to provide the results furnished by your
There is a fee for the marriage license. Check with the municipality
first & be prepared - some places will only accept cash in the exact
Many places expect both bride and groom to be there when applying to
sign the application, sometimes a witness may be required as well.