Marriage License Information  

It is your responsibility to obtain a marriage license prior to the wedding. Information can be found on any County Clerk/Recorder websites. The license will only be valid for 90 days, so don't obtain it too early. There are two types of licenses: Public and confidential.

A regular public license can be obtained at any county recorder in Texas regardless of where, in Texas you are getting married. A confidential license can only be obtained from the county you are getting married in.

Marriage License Requirements

  • Both partners must be 18 years or older and be present to apply.

  • Valid picture identification.

  • Parents full birth names, including mother's maiden name

  • State or country of birth of parents

  • Date of dissolution of most recent previous marriage (a divorce certificate must be presented).

  • No blood tests are required.

  • You do not have to be a Texas resident to marry in Texas.

  • There is no waiting period between receipt of a marriage license and the ceremony.

  • Minors, emancipated minors included, cannot be licensed to marry in Texas without a parent's written consent and a Superior Court Order.

  • It is your responsibility to get the marriage license. I cannot do that for you.

Marriage License Types

PUBLIC LICENSE

  • Public

  • License valid for 90 days

  • License can be used throughout the state of California

  • Minors, emancipated minors included, cannot be licensed to marry in Texas without a parent's written consent and a Superior Court Order

  • One witness is required, but you can have two

  • Witness(es) must be at least 18 years of age

CONFIDENTIAL LICENSE

  • Not available for public inspection

  • MUST BE used in the county where purchased only

  • Only the married couple may obtain copies of the marriage license

  • Minimum age 18 years - minors may not purchase a confidential marriage license

  • No witnesses are required

To Find Your County's Recorder's Office, Click the Image Below...

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