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State Laws marriage requirements to obtain and file a marriage license to receive a certified copy of your marriage certificate from clerk’s office upon request.
The Marriage License requirements for applicants to marry vary from state to state. Although there are differences between the requirements in the various states, a marriage between two spouses performed in one state must be recognized by every other state under the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the United States Constitution.
Here’s a summary of each state’s marriage law procedure, including premarital blood tests and waiting periods before marriage, and the like.
Because state marriage laws in this area have been changing rapidly — many states have recently eliminated blood tests and or physical exams. You should check with your county marriage license bureau office, county clerk’s, city clerk’s, or town clerk’s office before making any wedding or travel plans.
Drivers License, State Photo I.D., Passport, Birth Certificate, etc.
Satisfaction of a waiting period from the time the marriage license is issued to the time.
Most states require one or two witnesses to sign the marriage certificate.
Proof of the termination of any prior marriages by death or judgement.
Fees for marriage licenses range from a low of $10 to as much as $115.
Both spouses are 18 or older, or have the consent of a parent or a judge.
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. It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk in the county where you will be married for the most up-to-date information.