Marriage License Information

Texas Marriage License Info

Texas Marriage License is required for legal recognition of a marriage performed in the state of Texas.  It must be signed by the Minister/Officiant and filed with the County Clerks office.

Issuing a marriage license is the duty of the County Clerk and can be obtained in any county in Texas.  Office hours are normally from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM – Monday through Friday.  No licenses are issued after 4:00 PM and some close for lunch.  You may want to call before going.  You must obtain the license at least 3 days (72 hours) prior to ceremony and it is only valid for 30 days.  The ceremony must be performed within that time.

THE COST of a license may vary from county to county.  In Dallas and Tarrant County the cost is$71.00.  However, the $60 (state fee) may be waived for couples who attend an approved 8-hour marriage preparation workshop.   Information may be obtained by contacting the county clerk’s office or www.TwogetherinTexas.com.

The following are some of the basic requirements for obtaining a marriage license in Texas

  • The bride and groom must appear together and both sign the application
  • Each applicant must indicate that he or she has not been divorced within the last 30 days, unless the applicants were divorced from each other
  • Be at least 18 years of age – If you are under 18 many restrictions apply
  • Each applicant must submit one of the following:
    • A valid picture drivers license
    • Texas Identification Card
    • Valid Military ID Card if over 18 years of age
    • Certified copy of your birth certificate
    • Government picture ID
    • *All documents must be in English
  • You must know your:
    • Social security number
    • Place of birth: City – County – State
  • Obtain license at least 3 days (72 hours) prior to ceremony
  • License is valid for 30 days and ceremony must be performed within that time
  • No waiting period for military personnel. Military ID required.
  • No blood tests in Texas
    Note: Certain special circumstances may require additional documents.  Call Co. Clerk.
WHERE TO PURCHASE YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE

Arlington Sub-Courthouse
724 East Border
Arlington, Texas 76010
817-548-3928

Dallas County Courthouse – Main
500 Main Street, Room 301
Dallas, Texas 75202
214-653-7478

Dallas County Courthouse – East 
3443 St. Francis
Dallas, Texas 75228
214-321-3182

Dallas County Courthouse – North
10056 Marsh Lane, Room 137
Dallas, Texas 75229
214-904-3032

Denton County Court House
401 West Hickory
Denton, Texas
940-349-2010

Parker County Courthouse
1112 Santa Fe Drive
Weatherford, Texas  76086
817-594-7461

Tarrant County Courthouse
100 W. Weatherford Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76196
817-884-1195 or 817-884-1064

Tarrant Northeast Sub-Courthouse
6456 Grapevine Highway
Hurst, Texas 76054
817-581-3604

Tarrant Southwest Sub-Courthouse
6551 Granbury Road
Fort Worth, Texas 76133
817-370-4546