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Marriage Licenses

Requirements for a Kentucky Marriage License:
    1. The bride and groom must apply for the license together
    2. Both must be 18 years old or older
    3. There is no waiting period, blood test, or physical requirements
    4. The marriage license is valid for 30 days, including the date issued
    5. The marriage license is valid anywhere in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
    6. Social Security card for identification (other ID will be requested if party does not have a Social Security number).
    7. There is a $35.50 fee for the license.
    8. Drivers License/picture identification

Marriage with person under age 18:
    1. Must be 16 years of age. (No person under the age of 16 may be issued a license to marry without an order from District Court)
    2. A female minor must make application in the county of her parent's residence, but can get married in another county after she has completed the requirements for the license.
    3. A Consent to Marriage Form (84-FCC-501) is required. This must be completed, witnessed, signed by the parent or legal guardian* of the minor, and sworn by the deputy clerk. (A guardian must bring the document affirming guardianship)
    4. One parent or legal guardian* and two witnesses 18 years old or older, must sign the Consent to Marriage Form for each minor.
    5. If the parents of either minor are divorced, custody papers are required to sign the Consent to Marriage Form.
    6. Birth Certificate or Drivers License

    *Legal guardian must have full guardianship. Joint custody, both parents sign.

    Note: Kentucky does not permit marriage of a minor whose parents reside outside the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Certified Copies:

We can only certify a marriage license that was issued in this county. To obtain a certified copy of a marriage license by mail, the following information is required:
    1. Brides maiden name
    2. Grooms name
    3. Date of marriage (year)
    4. $5.00 fee / self-addressed envelope
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