ResidenceIf either applicant is a resident of the State of Georgia, the Marriage License may be obtained by the Probate Court in any county in the State. It is not required that the license be obtained from the county of the legal residence of either applicant.
If neither applicant is a resident of the State of Georgia, the Marriage License must be obtained from the Probate Court in the county in which the ceremony will take place.
Both applicants must be 18 years of age or older to apply for a Marriage License without parental consent. Proof of age (Driver's License, Certified Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate, Certificate of Citizenship Papers, Armed Forces Discharge Papers, Identification Card or Hospital Admission Card containing the full name and date of birth).
Proof of Dissolution of Prior MarriageIf either applicant has been previously married and the marriage was dissolved by divorce or annulment, a copy of the decree of divorce or annulment must be presented at the time of application. Applicants who have been married and divorced more than once provide a copy of ALL the decrees dissolving the marriages.
If the last marriage ended due to the death of the spouse, a copy of the Death Certificate is required at the time of application.
Additional Required InformationEach party seeking a marriage license should be prepared to supply the following information: full name, residential and mailing address, phone number, age, date of birth, race, social security number, birthplace, relationship of parties, if any, designated surname (last name), number of prior marriage and how they were dissolved, if any, father's name and birthplace, mother's maiden name and birthplace, and the date and place of the contemplated marriage.
Online Marriage License ApplicationYou can partially fill out the Marriage License Application online. If you click the graphic to the right, you will be presented with a form that you can fill out. Once you submit the form, you will need to go to the Probate Court to finish the application process during regular business hours. You do not need to come to the Court during the same business day.
Filling out the application online will save you time when you come to the Probate Court, but you are still required to have the appropriate identification and requirements as listed on this website.
Court ProcessThe application process takes about 20-30 minutes. The applicants receive the license the day they apply. The applicants must take the license to the person performing the ceremony. If you do not have an Officiate selected, a list can be provided upon request during the application process. The person performing the ceremony will then sign the license and return it to the court. The court will issue a certified copy of the marriage license and application to the applicants. The applicants will use the certified copy of the marriage license and certified copy of the application to change their name on Social Security cards, Driver’s licenses, and other legal documents.
To make application for a marriage license, both parties must appear in person at 735 James Brown Blvd., Suite 1000 between the hours of 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday.
Applicants can begin the Application process online at https://georgiaprobaterecords.com for a faster in-office application time.
FeesThe cost of the marriage license is $76, CASH ONLY.
If the applicants have completed six hours of premarital counseling together, by a minister or licensed marriage counselor, and have a certificate of completion stating the required amount of hours completed within the last 12 months, the cost for the marriage license is $36, CASH ONLY.