Lorain County Marriage Licenses

Search for Lorain County OH marriage license rules and requirements. You can learn how to get a marriage license, a marriage certificate, or marriage records from your local Marriage License Office, Clerk, Health Department, or Town or City Hall.


Lorain County Marriage License Justice Center, 225 Court Street, 6Th Floor Elyria OH 44035 440-329-5175


Amherst City Hall 206 South Main Street Amherst OH 44001 440-988-4380

Amherst Clerk 206 South Main Street Amherst OH 44001 440-988-2420

Amherst Town Hall 206 South Main Street Amherst OH 44001 440-988-2420

Avon City Hall 36080 Chester Road Avon OH 44011 440-937-7800

Avon Clerk 36080 Chester Road Avon OH 44011 440-937-7821

Avon Lake City Hall 150 Avon Belden Road Avon Lake OH 44012 440-930-4100

Avon Lake Clerk 150 Avon Belden Road Avon Lake OH 44012 440-930-4121

Camden Township Clerk 42 Court St Kipton OH 44049 440-775-2015

Carlisle Township Clerk 11969 Lagrange-Richfield Road LaGrange OH 44050 440-458-4491

Columbia Township Town Hall 25496 Royalton Road Columbia Station OH 44028 440-236-8802

Eaton Town Hall 12043 Avon Belden Road Grafton OH 44044 440-748-2236

Elyria City Hall 799 North Abbe Road Elyria OH 44035 440-365-4727

Elyria Clerk 601 Broad Street Elyria OH 44035 440-326-1800

Elyria Health Department 202 Chestnut Street Elyria OH 44035 440-323-7595

Lorain City Hall 200 West Erie Avenue Lorain OH 44052 440-204-2002

Lorain City Health Department 1144 West Erie Avenue Lorain OH 44052 440-204-2300

Lorain County Clerk PO Box 749 Elyria OH 44036 440-329-5624

Lorain County Clerk 226 Middle Avenue Elyria OH 44035 440-329-5127

Lorain County Health Department 9880 Murray Ridge Road Elyria OH 44035 440-244-3418

North Ridgeville City Hall 7307 Avon Belden Road North Ridgeville OH 44039 440-353-0819

Oberlin City Clerk 85 S Main St Oberlin OH 44074 440-775-7203

Oberlin City Hall 85 South Main Street Oberlin OH 44074 440-775-1531

Sheffield Clerk 5166 Clinton Avenue Lorain OH 44055 440-277-4215

Sheffield Lake City Hall 609 Harris Road Sheffield Lake OH 44054 440-949-7141

Sheffield Lake Clerk 609 Harris Road Sheffield Lake OH 44054 440-949-8590

South Amherst Town Hall 103 West Main Street South Amherst OH 44001 440-986-2202

Wellington Village Clerk 115 Willard Memorial Sq Wellington OH 44090 440-647-4626

About Marriage Licenses



Marriage License Application Requirements and Process:

1. Apply where: County Probate Court Office

2. Minimum Age: 18, or 16 with parental consent and counseling

3. Cost/fees: $40-$60; varies by county

4. Identification: driver's license, state-issued identification, passport, or military identification

5. Blood test / Physical Test: No

6. Residency Requirement: No

7. Witnesses: No

8. License Valid: 60 days

9. Waiting Period: No

10. Same-sex marriage: Yes

11. Marriage between cousins: No

12. Divorce/Widow: Yes, with documention for divorce

13. Proxy Marriage: No

14. Common Law Marriage: No

Questions/Answers about Lorain County Marriage Licenses

What do you have to do to get married?

To get married in Ohio, both members of the couple must visit a County Probate Court Office in person to fill out a marriage license application. Residents must apply for a marriage license in the county in which they reside or plan to marry. Non-residents must apply in the county where they plan to marry. You will have to meet certain requirements, provide photo identification, and pay a fee. Once you have received the marriage license, you must perform a marriage ceremony while the license is still valid. Your officiant will complete the marriage license and submit it to the proper government office.

How do I get a marriage license in Lorain County, Ohio?

You will need to visit the County Probate Court Office to apply for a marriage license. You must apply in the county where you reside or plan to marry. Both members of the couple must show proof of age, provide photo identification and pay a fee.

How much does it cost to get a marriage license in Ohio?

A marriage license can cost anywhere between $40 and $60 in Ohio, depending on the county. Some counties require a cash payment to apply for a license.

How old do you have to be to get married in Lorain County?

You must reach the minimum age of 16 to get married in Ohio. Minors are required to have parental or guardian consent and attend pre-marital counseling in order to get married.