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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.

Varying Marriage License Fees:

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.

  • Alabama: The fee for an Alabama marriage license varies by county and is required at the time of application.
  • Alaska: The fee for an Alaska marriage license is $60, and is required at the time of application.
  • Arizona: The filing fee for an Alaska marriage license is $76, and is required at the time of application.
  • Arkansas:The fee for an Arkansas marriage license is $60 (Sixty Dollars), and is required at the time of application.
  • California: The fee for a California marriage license varies by county and is required at the time of application.
  • Colorado: The fee for a Colorado marriage license is $30 (Thirty Dollars), and is required at the time of application.
  • Connecticut: The fee for a Connecticut marriage license is $30 (Thirty Dollars), and is required at the time of application.
  • Delaware: The marriage license fee is $50 if at least one of the applicants is a Delaware resident. It is $100 if neither applicant is a Delaware resident.
  • District of Columbia: The marriage license fee in Washington, DC is $45 in cash ($35 for application and $10 for the Certificate of marriage. ) The $35 application fee will be waived if the applicants’ original DC Domestic Partnership Certificate and is presented at the time of application).
  • Florida: The fee for a marriage license is $93.50 and there is a three (3) day waiting period for Florida residents; there is no waiting period for non-residents.
  • Georgia: The fee for a Georgia marriage license varies by county and is required at the time of application.
  • Hawaii: The marriage license fee is $60.00 (plus $5.00 portal administrative cost). The fee may be paid online or in-person at the time the application is submitted to a marriage license agent.
  • Idaho: Idaho marriage license fee marriage license varies by county and is required at the time of application. Most county Clerk/Recorders do not take checks or cards. (Some counties charge up to $20 more on Saturdays.)
  • Illinois: The marriage license fee in Illinois varies by county and is required at the time of application. Please call ahead to verify whether or not you need cash.
  • Indiana: The marriage license fee is $18 if one or both parties are Indiana residents and $60 for out-of-state residents. Some offices also charge an additional document fee of $2 (most counties require these fees to be paid in cash).
  • Iowa: The fee for an Iowa marriage license is $35 (Thirty-Five Dollars), and is required at the time of application.
  • Kansas: Kansas marriage license fee is $85.50 and you can only pay in cash.
  • Kentucky: The fee for a Kentucky marriage license is $35.50. and is required at the time of application.
  • Louisiana: The marriage license fee in Louisiana varies by parish and is required at the time of application.
  • Maine: The fee for a Maine marriage license is $40 (Forty Dollars), and is required at the time of application.
  • Maryland: The fee for a Maryland marriage license varies by county and is required at the time of application.
  • Massachusetts The fee for filing the Intention of Marriage in Massachusetts varies from city to town and is required at the time of application.
  • Michigan: The marriage license fee is $20.00 for residents of Michigan. $30 for non-residents.
  • Minnesota: The marriage license fee is $40.00 with Premarital Education completed. $115.00 without Premarital Education.
  • Mississippi: The fee for a Mississippi marriage license varies by county and is required at the time of application.
  • Missouri: The fee for a Missouri marriage license varies by county and is required at the time of application.
  • Montana: he marriage license fee is $53 to get married in Montana.
  • Nebraska: Nebraska marriage license fee is $15 and is required at the time of application.
  • Nevada: The fee for a Nevada marriage license varies by county and is required at the time of application.
  • New Hampshire: The fee for a New Hampshire marriage license is $50 (Fifty Dollars), and is required at the time of application.
  • New Jersey: The fee for a New Jersey marriage license is $28 and is required at the time of application.
  • New Mexico: New Mexico marriage license fee is Twenty-five dollars $25, payable at the time of application.
  • New York: If you apply for a marriage license in New York City, the fee is $35. If you apply for a marriage license anywhere else in the state of New York, the fee is $40.
  • North Carolina: The fee for a North Carolina marriage license fee is $60 and is required at the time of application.
  • North Dakota: The marriage license fee in North Dakota is $65. Some counties may require cash only.
  • Ohio: The fee for a Ohio marriage license varies by county and is required at the time of application.
  • Oklahoma: The marriage license fee in Oklahoma is $50.00, or $5.00 if premarital counseling completed.
  • Oregon: The marriage license fee in Oregon is $60 and is required at the time of application.
  • Pennsylvania: Marriage license fees vary from county to county. Please call the county Register of Wills in which you will be applying for their fees and other requirements.
  • Rhode Island: The marriage license fee in Rhode Island is $24 and is required at the time of application.
  • South Carolina: The fee for a South Carolina marriage license varies by county and is required at the time of application.
  • South Dakota: The fee for a South Dakota marriage license is $40 and is required at the time of application.
  • Tennessee: Tennessee marriage license fee varies by county. However, license applicants who have completed a premarital preparation course within a year prior to the date of application for the license are exempted from paying $60.00 of this fee.
  • Texas: Texas marriage license fee varies by county and is required at the time of application.
  • Utah: The fee for a Utah marriage license varies by county and is required at the time of application.
  • Vermont: The fee for a Vermont marriage license is $45 and is required at the time of application.
  • Virginia: The fee for a Virginia marriage license is $30 and is required at the time of application.
  • Washington: The fee for a Washing State marriage license varies by county and is required at the time of application.
  • West Virginia: The fee for a West Virginia marriage license is $56 and is required at the time of application.
  • Wisconsin: The fee for a Wisconsin marriage license varies by county and is required at the time of application.
  • Wyoming: The fee for a Wyoming marriage license is $30 and is required at the time of application.

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