After applying online for a marriage license, to complete the transaction both parties must appear together in our office within 10 calendar days from the date the application is submitted. If necessary, you may reapply in our office.
Both persons must be present and provide:
- Valid government issued photo ID. Acceptable forms of ID include: driver's license, passport, military ID or
an identification card issued by Texas or another state, the United States or a foreign government.
- Social Security number. You are not required to show your social security card.
PLEASE NOTE: The name listed on your marriage license MUST match the name on your identification.
Using Maiden name on your Marriage License
If you have been divorced and reverted back to your maiden name after the divorce, but your identification has your
married name, you must provide a certified copy of the divorce decree that states your name was changed back to your
Where Do I Go to Get My Marriage License?
After completing the online application, please visit one of our two locations listed below to complete the purchase
of your formal marriage license or informal marriage license.
McKinney Office: 2300 Bloomdale Road Suite 2106 McKinney TX 75071
Map (972) 548-4185
Plano Office: 900 E. Park Blvd. Suite 140-A Plano, TX 75074
Map (972) 881-3025
If Previously Married
If your divorce was finalized within the last 30 days, you must provide a certified copy of the divorce decree
stating the judge has waived the 30-day waiting period. If you do not have that waiver, you will have to wait 30
days before you can apply for another marriage license. If you have any questions, please call 972-548-4185.
Both parties must appear before the clerk and provide their valid government issued photo ID and their social
security number (your social security card is not required).
There are no blood test requirements.
Marriage License Fees
The cost of your license will vary depending on whether you have participated in a state approved premarital training
program. The premarital course is an eight (8) hour training both you and your spouse-to-be may attend to learn
conflict management, communication skills, and the key elements needed to create a lasting and healthy marriage.
Courses may be obtained through individuals and organizations such as marriage educators; clergy; licensed mental
health professionals; faith based organizations and community based organizations. (Texas Family Code 2.013(c))
Once the course has been completed you will receive a certificate of completion, which will be valid one (1) year
from the completion date. The certificate must be signed and dated by the provider and include the name of the
course, the name of the course provider and the completion date. (Texas Family Code 2.013(f))
Certificate MUST be presented at the time of application. Refunds will not be issued for certificates brought in
after the application is completed. Upon receipt of the certificate, the County Clerk will deduct $60.00 from the
license fee and waive the state required 72-hour waiting period. For more information on participating in the
premarital training course please visit the
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- Marriage License without the certificate - $80.00 (No checks accepted)
- Marriage License with the certificate - $20.00 (No checks accepted)
- Informal Marriage License - $36.00 (No checks accepted)
- Duplicate Formal Marriage License - $30.00
- Certified Copy of Marriage License - $6.00
PLEASE NOTE: A convenience fee will be charged for all credit/debit card transactions.
Waiting Period and Expiration of License
Pursuant to Texas Family Code,
Sec. 2.204 of the Texas Family Code, the marriage ceremony may not take place during the 72-hour period
immediately following the issuance of the marriage license unless: (a) an applicant is a member of the Armed Forces
of the United States and is on active duty, (b) an applicant obtains a waiver from District Court, or (c) an
applicant completes a premarital education course and provides the County Clerk with the completion certificate.
EXPIRATION OF LICENSE: Pursuant to
Chapter 2 Sec.
2.201 of the Texas Family Code, if a marriage ceremony has not been conducted before the 90th day after the
date the license is issued, the marriage license expires.
Marriage of Persons Under 18 Years Of Age
Pursuant to Texas Family Code Chapter 2 §2.101 the County Clerk may not issue a marriage license to persons under the
age of 18. For any questions pertaining to the marriage of persons under 18 years of age, please contact our office
Persons Authorized to Conduct Ceremony
Licensed or ordained Christian Ministers and Priests, Jewish Rabbis, or persons who are officers of religious
organizations; and who are duly authorized by the organization to conduct marriage ceremonies; Justices of the
Supreme Court, Judges of the Court of Criminal Appeals, Justices of the Courts of Civil Appeals, Judges of the
District, County and Probate Courts, Judges of the County Courts at Law, Courts of Domestic Relations and Juvenile
Courts, Justices of the Peace, Judges and Retired Judges of a Municipal Court and Judges and Retired Judges or
Magistrates of the Federal Courts of this State.
If interested in having a Justice of the Peace conduct your wedding ceremony, contact the
Justice of the Peace for more information.
Texas Department of State Health Services
Vital Statistics Unit Issues certified copies of Birth and Death Records for events which occurred within
the state of Texas. For Marriage and Divorce records they provide verifications only. Certified copies of Marriage
records are issued only by the County Clerk's office where the marriage license was purchased. Certified copies
of a divorce decree are issued from the District Clerk's office in the county where the divorce was granted.
Relationship, Family Code
Apostille for Document Certified by the State
Registrar or County To obtain the apostille for a document certified by the State Registrar, send the
document with the $15.00 directly to:
Secretary of State, Statutory Documents Attention Authentications Unit P.O. Box 13550 Austin, TX 78711-3550
For additional information, please call (512) 463-5705.
In addition to the above requirements, for all certifications or authentications you will also need to provide the
- The name of the country where the document will be recorded.
- The statutory fee of Fifteen Dollars ($15.00) per certificate or apostille unless the certificate or apostille
is requested for use in adoption proceedings. * A check or money order drawn on a U.S. Bank and made payable to
the Secretary of State of Texas must be submitted with the documents.
Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa cards are also accepted (subject to a 2.7% convenience fee).
- A self-addressed, stamped envelope or pre-paid overnight air bill/envelope.
If the Certificate/Apostille is requested for use in proceedings related to an adoption, the fee is $10.00
per Certificate/Apostille, and the total fees may not exceed $100.00 for the adoption of each child.
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