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How Much a Marriage License Cost?

Texas 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 fee for a marriage license application in Texas varies from county to County. Because marriage licenses are issued at the county level, the marriage license fee depends on which county in Texas you apply in. Currently, most counties charge $71 for a marriage license. If you and your fiance are residents of Texas, you can get a discount on your license fee by completing a premarital workshop that is provided by the state for free. The workshops are at least eight hours and can be taken in a day, a weekend, or over a few weeks. Couples who complete the workshop are given a discount of $60 on their marriage license fee and the 72 hour waiting period is waived for them.

Most county clerks accept cash, checks, and money orders but some only accept cash. Please call ahead to verify whether or not you need cash.

If your county is not listed below - call Directory Assistance (1411) and ask for the number for the "County Clerks Office" where you wish to obtain your license.

Albany 
Alice 
Alpine 
Amarillo 
Anderson  
Andrews 
Angleton 
Anson 
Aspermont 
Athens 
Austin 
Ballinger 
Barid 
Bastrop 
Bay City 
Beaumont 
Beeville 
Belton 
Belville 
Benjamin 
Big Lake 
Boernie 
Bonham 
Boston 
Brackett Ville 
Brady 
Breckenridge 
Brenham 
Brownfield 
Brownwood 
Bryan 
Burnet 
Caldwell 
Cameron 
Canadian 
Canton 
Canyon 
Carrizo Springs 
Carthage 
Center 
Centerville 
Channing 
Childress 
Clarendon 
Clarksville 
Claude 
Cleburne 
Cold Spring 
Coleman 
Colorado City 
Columbus 
Comanche 
Conroe 
Cooper 
Corpus Christi 
Corsicana 
Cotulla 
Crane 
Crosbyton 
Crystal City 
Cuero 
Daingerfield 
Dalhart 
Dallas 
Decatur 
Del Rio 
Denton 
Dimmitt 
Dumas 
Eagle Pass 
Eastland 
Edinburg 
Edna 
El Paso 
Eldorado 
Emory 
Fairfield 
Falfurnas 
Farwell 
Floresville 
Fort Stockton 
Fort Worth 
Franklin 
Fredericksburg 
Gainsville 
Galveston 
Garden City 
Gatesville 
George West 
Georgetown 
Giddings 
Gilmer 
Glen Rose 
Goliad 
Gonzales 
Graham 
Granbury 
Groesbeck 
Groveton 
Hallattsalle 
Hebbronville 
Hemphill 
Hempstead 
Henderson 
Henrietta 
Hereford 
Hillsborough 
Hondo 
Houston 
Huntsville 
Jackboro 
Jasper 
Jefferson 
Johnson City 
Jourdanton 
Junction 
Karnes 
Kaufman 
Kermit 
Kerrville 
Kingsville 
Kountze 
La Grange 
La Mesa 
Lampasas 
Laredo 
Leakey 
Levelland 
Liberty 
Linden 
Littlefield 
Livigston 
Llano 
Lockhart 
Longview 
Lubbock 
Lufkin 
Madisonville 
Marlin 
Marshall 
Matador 
McKinney 
Memphis 
Menard 
Meridian 
Mertzon 
Midland 
Monahans 
Montague 
Morton 
Mount Bernan 
Mount Pleasant 
Muleshoe 
Nacogdoches 
New Braunfels 
Odessa 
Orange 
Paducan 
Palestine 
Palo Pinto 
Pampa 
Panhandle 
Paris 
Pearsall 
Pecos 
Perryton 
Pittsburgh 
Plains 
Plainview 
Port La Vaca 
Post 
Quanah 
Quitman 
Rankin 
Raymondville 
Refugio 
Richmond 
Roby 
Rockport 
Rockwall 
Rusk 
San Angelo 
San Antonio 
San Agustine 
San Diego 
San Marcos 
San Saba 
Seguin 
Shallowater 
Sherman 
Sinton 
Snyder 
Sonora 
Spearman 
Stanton 
Stephenville 
Stratford 
Sulphur Springs 
Sweetwater 
Tahoka 
Throckmorton 
Tulia 
Tyler 
Uvalde 
Vega 
Vernon 
Victoria 
Waco 
Waxahachie 
Weatherford 
Wharton 
Wheeler 
Wichita 
Woodville 
Zapata 

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Marriage License in Texas

ID Requirement:

In Texas, you will need one valid form of id such as drivers license, certified copy of your birth certificate, U. S. passport, military ID card, and your Social Security number.

Residency Requirement:

Neither one of you have to be a resident of Texas. Texas is a great locale for a destination wedding!

Pre-marital Education:

In Texas, couples are encouraged to attend a premarital education course that is at least four hours duration. It must be finished during the year preceding applying for a marriage license. Contact the county clerk for a roster of area course providers.

Previous Marriage:

If divorced within thirty days, Texas requires that you show a certified copy of your divorce decree stating the 30 day waiting period is waived.

Waiting Period in Texas:

The 72 hours (3 days) waiting period in Texas can be waived for active duty military personnel.

Common Law Marriage or Informal Marriage:

Yes. Texas also refers to common law marriage as an informal marriage.

For a marriage to be declared an informal marriage in Texas, a couple has two options.

Individuals under the age of 18 may not enter into an informal marriage.

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.

Renewal of Vows or Secret Marriage Remarriage:

According to the Texas state laws, a county clerk must issue a marriage license to a couple who is already married to each other.

Proxy Marriages:

Yes. In Texas, any adult person can apply on behalf of an applicant who is unable to appear personally before the county clerk. An affidavit of absence form must be provided. If you are incarcerated and are unable to be present for your wedding ceremony, you can also request a Prison Proxy form.

Cousin Marriages:

No. S.B. No. 6

Same Sex Marriages:

No.

Officiants:

Persons authorized to perform weddings in Texas include licensed or ordained Christian ministers, priests, Jewish rabbis, officers authorized by religious organizations, justices of the supreme court, judges of the court of criminal appeals, justices of the courts of appeals, judges of the district, county, and probate courts, judges of the county courts at law, judges of the courts of domestic relations, judges of the juvenile courts, retired justices or judges, justices of the peace, retired justices of the peace, and judges or magistrates of a federal court of Texas.

Miscellaneous:

The license is valid in Texas for 30 days.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Bureau of Vital Statistics
Texas Department of Health
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040
Phone - (512) 458-7111

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.

To notify us of corrections or additions send an email to update@usmarriagelaws.com.  Please include the state and county information.

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Texas County Clerk's Office

Anderson County Clerk
Palestine, TX
903. 723. 7432


Andrews County Clerk
Andrews, TX
915. 524. 1426


Angelina County Clerk
Lufkin, TX
409. 634. 8339


Aransas County
Rockport, TX
512. 790. 0122


Armstrong Deputy Clerk
Claude, TX
806. 226. 2081


Atascosa County Clerk
Jourdanton, TX
830. 769. 3011


Austin County Clerk
Belville, TX
409. 865. 5911


Bailey County Clerk
Muleshoe, TX
806. 272. 3044


Bastrop County
Bastron, TX
512. 321. 4444


Beeville County Clerk
Beeville, TX
512. 362. 3245


Bell County Clerk
Belton, TX
254. 939. 3521


Bexar County Clerks
San Antonio, TX
210. 220. 2581


Blanco County Clerk
Johnson City, TX
830. 868. 7357


Bosque County Clerk
Meridian, TX
254. 435. 2201


Bowie County Clerk
Boston, TX
903. 628. 6744


Brazoria County Clerk
Angleton, TX
409. 849. 5711


Brazos County Clerk
Bryan, TX
409. 361. 4130


Brewster County Clerk
Alpine, TX
915. 837. 3366


Brooks County Clerk
Falfurnas, TX
512. 325. 3053


Brown County Clerk
Brownwood, TX
915. 643. 2594


Burleson County Clerk
Caldwell, TX
409. 567. 4326


Burnet County Recorder
Burnet, TX
512. 756. 5420


Caldwell County Clerk
Lockhart, TX
512. 398. 1804


Calhoun County Clerk
Port La Vaca, TX
512. 553. 4411


Callahan County Clerk
Barid, TX
915. 854. 1217


Cameron County Clerk
Brownsville, TX
956. 544. 0815


Camp County Clerk
Pittsburgh, TX
903. 856. 2731


Carson County Clerk
Panhandle, TX
806. 537. 3873


Cass County Clerk
Linden, TX
903. 756. 5071


Chambers County Clerk
Anahuac, TX
806. 647. 3338


Cherokee County Clerk
Rusk, TX
903. 683. 2350


Childress County Clerk
Childress, TX
940. 937. 6143


Clay County Clerk
Henrietta, TX
940. 538. 4631


Cochran County Clerk
Morton, TX
806. 266. 5450


Coleman County Clerk
Coleman, TX
972. 625. 2889


Collin County Recorder
Mc Kinney, TX
972. 548. 4185


Colorado County Clerk
Columbus, TX
409. 732. 2155


Comal County Clerk
New Braunfels, TX
512. 620. 5513


Comanche County Clerk
Comanche, TX
915. 356. 2655


Cooke County Clerk
Gainsville, TX
817. 668. 5421


Coryell County Clerk
Gatesville, TX
817. 865. 5016


Cottle County Clerk
Paducan, TX
806. 492. 3823


Crane County Clerk
Crane, TX
915. 558. 3581


Crockett County
Ozona, TX
915. 392. 2022


Dallam County Clerk
Dalhart, TX
806. 249. 4751


Dallas County Clerk
Dallas, TX
214. 653. 7478


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Dawson County Clerk
La Mesa, TX
806. 872. 3778


De Witt County Clerk
Cuero, TX
512. 275. 3724


Deaf Smith County Clerk
Hereford, TX
806. 363. 7077


Delta County Clerk
Cooper, TX
903. 395. 4110


Denton County Clerk
Denton, TX
940. 565. 8501


Dimmit County Clerk
Carrizo Springs, TX
830. 876. 3569


Donley County Recorder
Clarendon, TX
806. 874. 3436


Duval County Clerk
San Diego, TX
512. 279. 3322


Eastland County Recorder
Eastland, TX
254. 629. 1583


Ector County Clerk
Odessa, TX
432. 498. 4130


El Paso County Clerk
El Paso, TX
915. 546. 2071


Ellis County Clerk
Waxahachie, TX
972. 923. 5070


Erath County Clerk
Stephenville, TX
254. 965. 1482


Falls County Clerk
Marlin, TX
254. 883. 1408


Fannin County Clerk
Bonham, TX
903. 583. 7486


Fayette County Clerk
La Grange, TX
409. 968. 3251


Fisher County Clerk
Roby, TX
915. 776. 2401


Floyd McGinnese County
Crosbyton, TX
806. 675. 2334


Fort Bend County
Richmond, TX
281. 341. 8685


Franklin County Clerk
Mount Bernan, TX
903. 537. 4252


Freestone County Recorder
Fairfield, TX
903. 389. 2635


Frio County Clerk
Pearsall, TX
830. 334. 2214


Gaines County Clerk
Shallowater, TX
806. 832. 4521


Galveston County Clerk
Galveston, TX
409. 766. 2200


Garza County Clerk
Post, TX
806. 495. 3535


Gillespie County
Fredericksburg, TX
830. 997. 6515


Glasscock County Clerk
Garden City, TX
915. 354. 2612


Goliad County Clerk
Goliad, TX
512. 645. 3294


Gonzales County Clerk
Gonzales, TX
512. 672. 2435


Gray County Clerk
Pampa, TX
806. 669. 8004


Grayson County Clerk
Sherman, TX
903. 813. 4243


Gregg County Clerk
Longview, TX
903. 236. 8430


Grimes County Clerk
Anderson, TX
409. 873. 2662


Guadalupe County Clerk
Seguin, TX
830. 303. 4188


Hale County Clerk
Plainview, TX
806. 291. 5261


Hall County Clerk
Memphis, TX
806. 259. 2627


Hansford County Clerk
Spearman, TX
806. 659. 4110


Hardeman County Clerk
Quanah, TX
817. 663. 2901


Hardin County Clerk
Kountze, TX
409. 246. 5185


Harris County Clerk
Houston, TX
713. 755. 6405


Harrison County Clerk
Marshall, TX
903. 935. 4858


Hartley County Clerk
Channing, TX
806. 235. 3582


Hays County Clerk
San Marcos, TX
512. 396. 2601


Hemphill County Clerk
Canadian, TX
806. 323. 6212


Henderson County Clerk
Athens, TX
903. 675. 6140


Hidalgo County Clerk
Edinburg, TX
956. 318. 2141


Hill County Clerk
Hillsborough, TX
254. 582. 2161


Hockley County Clerk
Levelland, TX
806. 894. 3185


Hood County Clerk
Granbury, TX
817. 579. 3222


Hopkins County Clerk
Sulphur Springs, TX
903. 885. 3929


Houston County Clerk
Crockett, TX
409. 544. 3255


Howard County Clerk
Big Springs, TX
915. 264. 2213


Hunt County Clerk
Greenville, TX
903. 408. 4130


Hutchinson County Clerk
Stinnett, TX
806. 878.4002


Irion County Clerk
Mertzon, TX
915. 835. 2421


Jack County Clerk
Jackboro, TX
940. 567. 2111


Jackson County Clerk
Edna, TX
512. 782. 3563


Jasper County Clerk
Jasper, TX
409. 384. 2632


Jefferson County Clerk
Beaumont, TX
409. 835. 8475


Jim Hogg County Recorder
Hebbronville, TX
512. 527. 4031


Jim Wells County Clerk
Alice, TX
512. 668. 5702


Johnson City Clerk
Cleburne, TX
817. 556. 6323


Jones County Clerk
Anson, TX
915. 823. 3762


Joy Jones County Clerk
Dimmitt, TX
806. 647. 3338


Karnes County Clerk
Karnes, TX
512. 780. 3938


Kaufman County Clerk
Kaufman, TX
972. 932. 4331


Kendall County Clerk
Boernie, TX
830. 249. 9343


Kerr County Clerks
Kerrville, TX
830. 792. 2255


Kimble County Recorder
Junction, TX
915. 446. 3353


Kinney County Clerks
Brackett Ville, TX
830. 563. 2521


Kleberg County Clerk
Kingsville, TX
512. 595. 8548


Knox County Clerk
Benjamin, TX
940. 454. 2441


La Salle County Clerk
Cotulla, TX
830. 879. 2117


Lamar County Clerk
Paris, TX
903. 737. 2420


Lamb County Clerk
Littlefield, TX
806. 385. 4222


Lampasas County Clerk
Lampasas, TX
512. 556. 8271


Lavaca County Clerk
Hallattsalle, TX
512. 798. 3612


Lee County Clerk
Giddings, TX
409. 542. 3684


Leon County Clerk
Centerville, TX
903. 536. 2352


Liberty County Clerk
Liberty, TX
409. 336. 4670


Limestone County Clerk
Groesbeck, TX
254. 729. 5504


Llano County Clerk
Llano, TX
915. 247. 4455


Lynn County Clerk
Tahoka, TX
806. 998. 4750


Madison County Clerk
Madisonville, TX
409. 348. 2638


Marion County Clerk
Jefferson, TX
903. 665. 3971


Martin County Clerk
Stanton, TX
915. 756. 3412


Matagorda County Clerk
Bay City, TX
409. 244. 7680


Maverick County Clerk
Eagle Pass, TX
830. 773. 2829


Mc Culloch County Clerk
Brady, TX
915. 597. 0733


Mc Lennan County Clerk
Waco, TX
254. 757. 5078


Medina County Clerk
Hondo, TX
830. 741. 6041


Menard County Clerk
Menard, TX
915. 396. 4682


Midland County Clerk
Midland, TX
915. 688. 1070


Milam County Clerk
Cameron, TX
254. 697. 6596


Mitchell County Clerk
Colorado City, TX
915. 728. 3481


Montague County Clerk
Montague, TX
940. 894. 2401


Montgomery County Recorder
Conroe, TX
409. 539. 7885


Moore County Clerk
Dumas, TX
806. 935. 2009


Morris County Clerk
Daingerfield, TX
903. 645. 3911


Motley County Clerk
Matador, TX
806. 347. 2621


Nacogdoches County Clerk
Nacogdoches, TX
409. 560. 7733


Navarro County Clerk
Corsicana, TX
903. 654. 3035


Nolan County Clerk
Sweetwater, TX
915. 235. 2462


Nueces County Clerk
Corpus Christi, TX
512. 888. 0580


Oak County Clerk
George West, TX
512. 449. 2733


Ochiltree County Clerk
Perryton, TX
806. 435. 8039


Oldham County Clerk
Vega, TX
806. 267. 2667


Orange County Clerk
Orange, TX
409. 883. 7740


Palo Pinto County
Palo Pinto, TX
940. 659. 1277


Panola County Clerk
Carthage, TX
903. 693. 0302


Parker County Clerk
Weatherford, TX
817. 599. 6591


Parmer County Clerk
Farwell, TX
806. 481. 3691


Pecos County Clerk
Fort Stockton, TX
915. 336. 7555


Polk County Clerk
Livigston, TX
409. 327. 6804


Potter County Clerk
Amarillo, TX
806. 379. 2275


Rains County Clerk
Emory, TX
903. 473. 2461


Randall County Clerk
Canyon, TX
806. 655. 6330


Reagan County Clerk
Big Lake, TX
915. 884. 2442


Real County Clerk
Leakey, TX
830. 232. 5202


Red River
Clarksville, TX
903. 427. 2401


Reeves County Clerk
Pecos, TX
915. 445. 5467


Refugio County Clerk
Refugio, TX
512. 526. 2233


Robertson County Clerk
Franklin, TX
409. 828. 4130


Rockwall County Clerk
Rockwall, TX
972. 771. 3382


Runnels County Recorder
Ballinger, TX
915. 365. 2720


Rusk County Clerk
Henderson, TX
903. 657. 0330


Sabine County Clerk
Hemphill, TX
409. 787. 3786


San Agustine County Clerk
San Augustine, TX
409. 275. 2452


San Jacinto County Clerk
Cold Spring, TX
409. 653. 2324


San Patricio County
Sinton, TX
512. 364. 6290


San Saba County Clerk
San Saba, TX
915. 372. 3614


Schleicher County
Eldorado, TX
915. 853. 2833


Scurry County Clerk
Snyder, TX
915. 573. 5332


Shackelford County Clerk
Albany, TX
915. 762. 2232


Shelby County Clerk
Center, TX
409. 598. 6361


Sherman County Clerk
Stratford, TX
806. 396. 2371


Smith County Clerk
Tyler, TX
903. 535. 0630


Somervell County Clerk
Glen Rose, TX
254. 897. 4427


Stephens County Clerk
Breckenridge, TX
254. 559. 3700


Stonewall County Clerk
Aspermont, TX
940. 989. 2272


Sutton County Clerk
Sonora, TX
915. 387. 3815


Swisher County Clerk
Tulia, TX
806. 995. 3294


Tarrant County Clerk
Fort Worth, TX
817. 884. 1064


Taylor County Recorder
Abilenne, TX
915. 674. 1202


Terry County Clerk
Brownfield, TX
806. 637. 8551


Throckmorton County Clerk
Throckmorton, TX
940. 849. 2501


Titus County Clerk
Mt Pleasant, TX
903. 577. 6796


Tom Green County Clerk
San Angelo, TX
915. 659. 6556


Travis County Clerk
Austin, TX
512. 473. 9188


Trinity County Clerk
Groveton, TX
409. 642. 1208


Tyler County Clerk
Woodville, TX
409. 283. 2281


Upshur County Clerk
Gilmer, TX
903. 843. 4015


Upton County Recorder
Rankin, TX
915. 693. 2861


Uvalde County Clerk
Uvalde, TX
830. 278. 6614


Val Verde County Clerk
Del Rio, TX
830. 774. 7564


Van Zandt County Clerk
Canton, TX
903. 567. 6503


Victoria County Clerk
Victoria, TX
512. 575. 1478


Walker County Clerk
Huntsville, TX
409. 436. 4922


Waller County Clerk
Hempstead, TX
409. 826. 7711


Ward County Clerk
Monahans, TX
915. 943. 3294


Washington County Clerk
Brenham, TX
409. 836. 4300


Webb County Clerk
Laredo, TX
956. 721. 2645


Wharton County Clerk
Wharton, TX
409. 532. 2381


Wheeler County Clerk
Wheeler, TX
806. 826. 5544


Wichita County Clerk
Wichita, TX
940. 766. 8144


Wilbarger County Clerk
Vernon, TX
940. 552. 5486


Willacy County Clerks
Raymondville, TX
956. 689. 2710


Williamson County Clerk
Georgetown, TX
512. 930. 4315


Wilson County Clerk
Floresville, TX
830. 393. 7308


Winkler County Clerk
Kermit, TX
915. 586. 3401


Wise County Clerk
Decatur, TX
940. 627. 3351


Wood County Clerk
Quitman, TX
903. 763. 2711


Yoakum County Clerk
Plains, TX
806. 456. 2721


Young County Clerk
Graham, TX
940. 549. 8432


Zapata County Clerk
Zapata, TX
956. 765. 9915


Zavala County Clerk
Crystal City, TX
830. 374. 2331


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