You can easily find marriage license rules and requirements, including:

  • Where to apply for a marriage certificate
  • How much a marriage license costs
  • Who can perform a valid marriage ceremony
  • How long a marriage license is valid in your state
  • Required documents and procedures to get a marriage certificate
  • Waiting periods to get married after divorce
  • How to receive a marriage license after your wedding
  • Locate marriage records back to the 1800s

Find marriage license, marriage certificate, or marriage record information from government agencies, including:

  • Clerk Offices

    Clerks file important documents and preserve vital records for a county or local government, and the Clerk's Office makes these records available to the public. The Clerk's Office maintains records on marriage licenses and marriage certificates, and many have marriage records dating back to the 1800s. Most Clerk's Offices provide online ordering forms to request marriage records.

  • Health Departments

    Health Departments maintain and preserve vital records for a state, county, or local government, and Health Departments make these records available to the public. Health Departments keep records on marriage licenses and marriage certificates, and many have marriage records dating back to the 1800s. Most Health Departments provide online ordering forms to request marriage records.

  • Marriage License Offices

    Marriage License Offices are responsible for processing marriage license applications, issuing marriage licenses, and recording marriage certificates. In most states, the Marriage License Office is a division of the Clerk's Office or the Health Department. Marriage License Offices maintain records on marriage licenses they issue, in addition to filing marriage certificates. In many locations, Marriage License Offices provide online search tools and request forms to access marriage records.

  • Town & City Halls

    The Town Hall or City Hall is the chief administrative office that runs a town or city. Town and City Halls often maintain vital records related to their municipality, including records on marriage licenses and marriage certificates. In some locations, marriage records are available online or can be requested with an online form.