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Marriage License Waiting Period

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Waiting Period after Applying to Get Married

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Some states require a waiting period after applying for a marriage license but before receiving the license. At this juncture you don’t want to cut yourself short on time.

Here is a list of common waiting periods, and the states that have them. Please check with your county clerk’s office before you rely on these rules.


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State Laws marriage requirements to obtain and file a marriage license to receive certified copy of your marriage certificate from clerk’s office upon request.

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