Marriage License Info

State of Texas Marriage License Requirements

I. Each applicant must present one of the following forms of identification:

  • valid driver’s license
  • certified copy of birth certificate
  • valid passport
  • military ID card

II. Each applicant must present one of the following for proof of Social Security number:

  • Social Security card
  • print out from Social Security office
  • payroll stub with Social Security number

III. Fee for a Marriage License in Texas is approximately $80 or more (cash only accepted) without State of Texas approved Marriage Education Counseling Class. Discount of $60 and waiver of 3 day waiting period with state approved marriage counseling class.
For more information on the Marriage Education Counseling Class, go to

IV. The following applies to application for a Marriage License in the State of Texas:

  • Bride and Groom must each be 18 years of age without parental consent.
  • Persons as young as age 14 may apply with parental consent.
  • Applications must be made in person by both applicants at any county clerk’s office.
  • No blood test is required.
  • No residency requirements; license is valid anywhere in the State of Texas.
  • Marriage License is valid for 90 days from issuance with a 72 hour waiting period before ceremony may take place (waived for active duty military personnel).
  • In case of recently divorced applicants, a 30 day waiting period is required from the date of filed divorce decree. Female applicants must submit a certified copy of final decree showing restored maiden name if different from current identification.

NOTE: If applicant is from Mexico and does not have any of the other forms of identification listed, he or she may be required to show a valid photo ID from the Mexican Consulate.

NOTE: Witnesses are not required in the state of Texas. Neither the Bride and Groom nor any witnesses are required to sign the marriage license.  The Minister/Officiant is the only one who is required to sign the license.

V. To apply online for a Dallas County Marriage License, click HERE

To all Texas Brides and Grooms–If you complete the Twogether in Texas marriage education class, you will be given a Certificate of Completion to present when you apply for your marriage license which gives you a $60 discount and waives the 3 day waiting period!

DFW County Clerks Offices

Dallas County
1201 Elm Street
Ste. 2100A
Dallas, TX 75203
(214) 653-7099

Dallas County
410 S. Beckley Ave.
Dallas, TX 75203
(214) 943-5981

Dallas County
1411 W. Belt Line Rd
Richardson,TX 75080
(214) 904-3042

Tarrant County
(Ft. Worth)
200 Taylor St – #301
Ft. Worth, TX 76102
(817) 884-1550

Tarrant County
700 E. Abram St.
Arlington, TX 76010
(817) 548-3928

Tarrant County
1100 E. Brand St.
Ste. 200
Mansfield, TX 76063
(817) 473-5135

Denton County
1450 E. McKinney St
Denton, TX 76209
(940) 349-2013

Denton County
400 N. Valley Pkwy
Ste. 2094
Lewisville, TX 75067
(972) 434-4790

Denton County
1029 W. Rosemeade Pkwy
Carrollton, TX 75007
(972) 434-7170

Collin County
900 East Park, Ste. 140-C
Plano, TX 75074
(972) 881-3025

Collin County
2300 Bloomdale Rd.
Ste. 2106
McKinney, TX 75071
(972) 548-4185

Rockwall County
1111 E. Yellowjacket Ln.
Ste. 100
Rockwall, TX 75087
(972) 882-0220