Marriage License

 

FEES

 

Marriage License……….$81.00

Certified Copy………….$3.00

 

            GENERAL INFORMATION

·         Both parties 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, (not declared incompetent) and have the ability to comprehend and understand what they are doing.

·         The marriage license fee is $81.00 (which includes a certified certificate and copy of the marriage record) and is valid for 30 days from the date of issuance.

·         The legal age to marry without parental consent is 18 years. Individuals who are at least 16 years of age but less than 18 years of age may need to meet certain requirements as set out below.

·         The license is valid for marriages performed in any county in Alabama.

·         Applicants divorced in Alabama less than 60 days before applying for a marriage license may not purchase a marriage license unless he/she is marrying his/her former spouse.

Guidelines for Marriage Licenses for Persons 16 to 17 Years of Age

            Under Alabama Code § 30-1-5, marriage license applicants who are at least 16 years of age but under 18 years of age, who have not had a former wife or husband, intending to marry require consent of both parents or guardians of the minor to the marriage. Consent of the parents or guardians of the minor must be given. The consent of both parents as shown on the birth certificate is required regardless of the circumstances, unless one’s 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.

We only accept Cash or Debit/Credit Cards for Marriage License.

For any further questions, please call 256-927-3363.