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Utah State, UT

State of Utah
Marriage License Requirements

  • The fee for a Utah marriage license varies by county and is required at the time of application.

  • Minimum Age: You must be at least (15) years old to be married in Utah.

  • If you are 16 or 17, you need signed consent from a parent or guardian, which must be given in person to the County Clerk/Auditor’s office before a marriage license will be issued.

  • If you are 15 years old, you need consent from a parent or guardian, and:

    • The juvenile court must approve the marriage, and must conclude that the marriage is voluntary and in the best interests of the minor.

    • The juvenile court may require premarital counseling.

    • The juvenile court may impose other conditions, such as requiring the minor to continue to attend school.

  • Waiting Period: None.

  • License Validity: 30 Days.

  • Blood Test: Not Required.

  • Residency: Not Required.

  • Witnesses: Two witnesses over 18 must also be present at the wedding ceremony.


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Marriage Application Requirement Utah: Get Copy Of Birth Certificate

To complete the application for a marriage license, a couple must:

  • Both parties must be present at the time of application.

  • Full names, addresses and date and place of birth of both parties.

  • The social security card of both parties, unless a party doesn’t have a social security number.

  • The names and birth places of the parents of both parties, including mother’s maiden name.

  • Valid picture ID such as a passport, birth certificate, drivers license, or state ID card.

  • Pay the necessary license fee.


Marriage ID Requirement:

  • A valid driver license

  • State issued picture ID

  • State certified birth certificate

  • Military ID

  • Valid VISA

  • Valid Passport

  • Social Security number must be given if applicant has one.


Marriage Waiting Period:

There is no waiting period before you can get married. As soon as you get your license, you can get married.


Marriage Residency Requirement:

Applicants do not have to be residents of the State of Utah to obtain a marriage license.


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  • If either applicant were married before and the most previous marriage ended in divorce or annulment must provide Divorce Decree or Decree of Annulment.

  • If marriage ended in death must provide death date.


Marriage License Fees:

The fee for a Utah marriage license varies by county and is required at the time of application Please call ahead to your local County Clerk/Auditor’s office to find out the fee and ask what form of payment is accepted. In some cases, you may need to bring cash.



Proxy Marriages:

No.


Cousin Marriages:

  • You cannot marry your first cousin, or anyone related more closely than a first cousin, such as an aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, parent or child, brother or sister.

  • However, first cousins can marry if both are over 65, or, if both parties are over 55, if the court finds that they are unable to reproduce.


Common Law Marriages:

Yes.


Marriage Blood Test:

Blood test are not required in Utah.


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.


Age Requirements:

  • Requirements for Minors:

  • A minor must obtain consent from a parent or legal guardian

  • A parent or legal guardian must give sworn consent in person at the time of application, and must provide valid identification

  • If the parents of the minor are divorced, consent shall be given by the parent having legal custody of the minor as evidenced by an oath of affirmation to the clerk

  • If the parents of the minor are divorced and have been awarded joint custody of the minor, consent shall be given by the parent having physical custody of the minor the majority of the time as evidenced by an oath of affirmation to the clerk

  • If the minor is not in the custody of a parent, the legal guardian shall provide the consent and provide proof of guardianship by court order as well as an oath of affirmation


  • Requirements for Age 15:

  • Parent must be present with valid picture ID to give consent and sign oath of affirmation

  • Certified copy of Birth Certificate

  • Written authorization from a judge of the court exercising juvenile jurisdiction in the county where either party to the marriage resides; or a court commissioner as permitted by rule of the Judicial Council

  • Social Security Card or valid proof of social security number


  • Requirements for Ages 16 & 17:

  • Parent must be present with valid picture ID to give consent and sign oath of affirmation

  • Certified copy of Birth Certificate

  • Current valid picture identification

  • Social Security Card or valid proof of social security number


Marriage Officiants Utah:

  • A minister, rabbi, priest, mayor, judge, county clerk, Native American spiritual adviser, the Governor, mayors, court commissioners and judges, as well as particular members of the legislature may perform wedding ceremonies. Two witnesses over 18 must also be present at the wedding ceremony.

  • The person who solemnizes the marriage must sign a certificate of marriage and then files the certificate and the marriage license no more than thirty (30) days from the date of its issuance with the County Clerk/Auditor’s office who issued the license.


Marriage Witnesses:

Two witnesses over 18 must also be present at the wedding ceremony.


Expiration Date of Marriage License:

Utah Marriage License is valid for 30 days.


Copy of Certificate of Marriage License

Bureau of Vital Records
Utah Department of Health
288 North 1460 West
P.O. Box 141012
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1012
Ph: 801.538.6105


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. For more information regarding Utah marriage license laws and records please visit www.utah.gov.