Marriage License

MARRIAGE LICENSES

Paulding County Probate Court can issue your marriage license.  The Court will also perform individual marriage ceremonies at the courthouse in our office.  You may walk in and obtain your marriage license and get married if the Judge is available.  Please call the court to make sure the Judge will be available to perform your ceremony.

 

What form of ID do I need to bring with me to apply for a marriage license?

Driver’s license

Passport

 

What is the cost of a marriage license?

$56.00 without proof of premarital counseling.

$16.00 with proof of premarital counseling.

Certificate of premarital counseling must be presented at the time that you apply for your license.

4.5% credit card processing fee applies to your total cost if pay with debit or credit card.

Personal checks are not accepted.

 

Do I need to get a blood test to obtain a marriage license?

Georgia does not require a blood test to obtain a marriage license.

Fees

The fee for a marriage license shall be $16 with a premarital counseling certificate (at least six hours of marriage counseling) or $56 if no premarital counseling was completed. You may view and print a copy of the Premarital Certification Form (PDF). Payment shall be in the form of cash, money order, Visa or MasterCard. There will be a fee accessed to all Visa or MasterCard transactions. Checks are not accepted.

It is recommended, but not mandatory, that you complete the application prior to coming to the office at https://georgiaprobaterecords.com/Marriage/MarriageApplication.aspx Upon arrival at the office please let the clerk know that you completed the application online.

MARRIAGE CEREMONY

Probate Judge will preform marriage ceremonies if available when application is processed. Please call the office to check availability.

Age Requirements

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age
  • If either applicant for marriage is 17 years of age. Please contact this office at 770-443-7541 for further information.

Previous Marriages

Must not have a living spouse or previous undissolved marriage. If previous spouse is deceased, a copy of the death certificate shall be provided, If divorced, a copy of the final divorce decree signed by the judge shall be provided

Additional Information

Once the ceremony has taken place, the person performing the ceremony will send the original license to the probate court to be recorded. It will take approximately 10 days after the original license has been returned to probate court before certified copies can be made.

A blood test is no longer required in order to obtain a marriage license.