Marriage License Information

HOW TO RECEIVE A MARRIAGE LICENSE

APPLICANTS 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER

To receive a marriage license:

  • Applicants must appear together and in person at Probate Court between the hours of 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. office is closed during lunch from 12:00 P.M. - 12:30 P.M., Monday through Friday, to complete an application. Please arrive a half hour before we are closing to allow time to issue the license.
  • Ohio residents must obtain their license in the county of their residence. At least one of the applicants must be a resident of Washington County and the marriage must be performed in the State of Ohio.
  • Out of state residents must obtain their license in the Ohio County where the marriage ceremony will be performed. If both applicants are from out of state but wish to be married in Washington County, they must obtain their license in Washington County.
  • Valid identification is required for each applicant: Driver's license or State issued I.D.
  • Both applicants must bring their social security cards.
  • If either applicant has been previously married and divorced, a file-stamped copy or certified copy of the final order granting the divorce or dissolution is required for the most recent divorce for each applicant.
  • Cost of the license is $42.15 (cash only). Checks or credit/debit cards are not accepted.
  • License may be used the same day issued. It must be used within 60 days.
  • No blood test or birth certificates are required.
  • Marrying officials must be licensed with Ohio Secretary of State. Fnd more information on locals who can perform marriages (PDF).


ONE OR BOTH APPLICANTS 17 YEARS OF AGE

To receive a marriage license:

  • No one under 17 years of age may get married in Ohio.
  • If only one person is 17 years old, the other cannot be more than 4 years older.
  • All 17 year old applicant desiring to get married must file an action in Juvenile Court to get the Court's consent to the marriage and wait 14 days after the Juvenile Court files its consent.
  • Both applicants must obtain a letter from a minister, licensed counselor or psychologist that they have obtained marriage counseling.
  • After the 14 days, to obtain a marriage license all other information set forth above is applicable here as well.

More Information

For additional information call (740) 373-6623 Ext. 2414.


HOW TO RECEIVE A MARRIAGE LICENSE 


APPLICANTS 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER


To receive a marriage license:

  • Applicants must appear together and in person at Probate Court between the hours of 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. office is closed during lunch from 12:00 P.M. - 12:30 P.M., Monday - Friday, to complete an application. Please arrive a half hour before we are closing to allow time to issue the license.
  • Ohio residents must obtain their license in the county of their residence.  At least one of the applicants must be a resident of Washington County and the marriage must be performed in the State of Ohio. 

  • Out of state residents must obtain their license in the Ohio County where the marriage ceremony will be performed.  If both applicants are from out of state but wish to be married in Washington County, they must obtain their license in Washington County.

  • Valid identification is required for each applicant:  Driver’s license or State issued I.D.

  • Both applicants must bring their social security cards.

  • If either applicant has been previously married and divorced, a file-stamped copy or certified copy of the final order granting the divorce or dissolution is required for the most recent divorce for each applicant.

  • Cost of the license is $42.15 (cash only).  Checks or credit/debit cards are not accepted.

  • License may be used the same day issued.  It must be used within 60 days.

  • No blood test or birth certificates are required.



ONE OR BOTH APPLICANTS 17 YEARS OF AGE


To receive a marriage license:

  • No one under 17 years of age may get married in Ohio.
  • If only one person is 17 years old, the other cannot be more than 4 years older.

  • All 17 year old applicant desiring to get married must file an action in Juvenile Court to get the Court’s consent to the marriage and wait 14 days after the Juvenile Court files its consent.

  • Both applicants must obtain a letter from a minister, licensed counselor or psychologist that they have obtained marriage counseling.

  • After the 14 days, to obtain a marriage license all other information set forth above is applicable here as well.

More Information


For additional information call (740) 373-6623 Ext. 2414.