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Application for Marriage License
It will take approximately 30 minutes to process your application for marriage.
MARRIAGE LICENSE ONLY:
$74.00 (Rate increase info)
Valid for 30 days (must have ceremony no later than 30 days after obtaining license).
Ceremony must be performed with in the state of ALABAMA
CEREMONY IN PROBATE JUDGE'S OFFICE:
$100.00 (Rate increase info)
Includes marriage license, ceremony, 1 certified copy of license and 1 gold sealed certificate
Bride and Groom must be present to complete and sign the application for a Marriage license (no blood test required).
Both parties must be sober and competent to marry and have the ability to comprehend and understand what they are doing.
The marriage license is valid for 30 days from the date of issuance.
The marriage license is valid for marriages performed in any county in Alabama.
The legal age to marry without parental consent is 18 . (see age-specific Guidelines)
Any applicant divorced within the last year should bring a certified copy of their Judgment of Divorce
GUIDELINES FOR APPLICANTS 18 YEARS OR OLDER:
All marriage license applicants must provide their correct and entire legal name. If an applicant has had their name legally changed by Court Order, presenting a copy of said Court Order will be helpful. A Photo ID is strongly recommended, as it would avoid any unnecessary delays in verification of information.
Acceptable identification should be official government-issued identification which provides sufficient proof that the applicant is the individual the applicant represents he or she is.
Acceptable forms of identification include, but are not limited to the following:driver’s license, passport, military I.D., original/certified copy of state issued birth certificate, other state issued I.D., U.S. Government issued I.D. (including Permanent Resident Cared, “Green Card”, Employment Authorization Card, etc.) or other identification issued by a state of the United States, by a foreign country or state, or by an agency or a subdivision of a state of the United States or of a foreign country or state.
GUIDELINES FOR APPLICANTS 16 TO 17 YEARS OF AGE:
Identification needed if applicant is 16 years of age and under 18 years of age:
Birth Certificate (original or certified copy)
Under Alabama Code Section 30-1-5, it is required that the Judge of Probate obtain the consent of both parents or guardians of a marriage license applicant who is at least 16 years of age and under 18 years of age, who has not had a former wife or husband. Consent of the parents or guardians of the minor applicant must be given either personally or in writing through a validly executed affidavit. The consent of both parents as shown on the birth certificate is required, regardless of the circumstances, unless parental rights have been terminated. Sole custody granted to one parent alone is insufficient to obviate the requirement for the consent of the other parent.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, CONTACT ALICE MARTIN, PROBATE JUDGE, (256) 241-2825