Galveston County Marriage Licenses

List of Galveston County Marriage Licenses

Search for Galveston County, TX 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.

Galveston County Marriage License 722 Moody Avenue Galveston TX 77550 409-766-2200

Bacliff Health Department 848 Grand Avenue Bacliff TX 77518 281-559-3187

Dickinson City Hall 2716 Farm to Market Road 517 Dickinson TX 77539 281-534-3519

Friendswood City Hall 910 South Friendswood Drive Friendswood TX 77546 281-996-3250

Galveston City Hall 823 25th Street Galveston TX 77550 409-797-3650

Galveston County Clerk PO Box 17253 Galveston TX 77552 409-766-2200

Galveston County Clerk 600 59th Street Galveston TX 77551 409-766-2200

Hitchcock City Hall 7423 Highway 6 Hitchcock TX 77563 409-986-5591

Jamaica Beach City Hall 16628 Termini San Luis Pass Rd Galveston TX 77554 409-737-1142

Kemah City Hall 1401 Texas 146 Kemah TX 77565 281-334-1611

La Marque Health Department 3412 25th Avenue North Texas TX 77590 409-938-2282

League City Hall 300 West Walker Street League TX 77573 281-554-1000

Santa Fe City Hall 12002 Highway 6 Santa Fe TX 77510 409-316-9812

Texas City City Hall 1801 9th Avenue North Texas TX 77590 409-948-3111

Tiki Island Village City Hall 802 Tiki Drive Tiki Island TX 77554 409-935-1427

About Marriage Licenses

Marriage License Application Requirements and Process:

1. Apply where: County Clerk's Office

2. Minimum Age: 18, or 16 with parental consent and under 16 with court order

3. Cost/fees: $60-$81; 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: 90 days

9. Waiting Period: 3 days

10. Same-sex marriage: Yes

11. Marriage between cousins: No

12. Divorce/Widow: 30 days for divorce

13. Proxy Marriage: Yes

14. Common Law Marriage: Yes

Questions/Answers about Galveston County Marriage Licenses

What do you have to do to get married?

To get married in Texas, both members of the couple must visit a County Clerk's Office in person to fill out a marriage license application. In some counties, you can complete the paperwork online in advance. Active-duty military stationed abroad can submit an Absentee Affidavit if they are unable to apply for the marriage license in person. 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 license and submit it to the County Clerk's Office to be recorded. Once the license is recorded, you will receive a certified marriage certificate.

How do I get a marriage license in Galveston County, Texas?

You will need to visit the County Clerk's Office to apply for a marriage license. Some counties provide online application forms which you can complete in advance. Both members of the couple must show proof of age, provide valid photo identification, and pay a fee.

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

The state-wide fee for a marriage license in Texas is $60. Some counties charge additional fees up to $21. The state fee may be waived if the couple completes a qualifying premarital education class.

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

In Texas, individuals who are 18 years of age or older may get married. Individuals under the age of 18 can get married with parental consent and/or a court order, depending on their age.