Marriage licenses are processed between the hours of 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Marriage licenses will not be issued after 4:00 p.m. due to the processing time required. There are no exceptions.
Both individuals must visit the Probate Court together to apply.
Marriage License Requirements
Both parties are required to submit a photo ID. Birth certificates and social security cards are not acceptable types of photo ID.
If either party has been previously married and divorced, then a copy of the final divorce decree, signed and dated by the Judge, is required.
The legal age of consent for both parties is 18.
EFFECTIVE: JULY 1, 2019 FOR UNDERAGE APPLICANTS:
A 17 year old may be issued a marriage license if ALL of the following are met:
A petition for emancipation has been granted in Juvenile Court AND a CERTIFIED copy of such order is presented. (See §15-11-720) AND 15 days have passed since the date that the order of emancipation was granted.
The older party to the marriage cannot be more than 4 years older than the younger party and the applicants have completed premarital education according to §19-3-30.1
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2019, NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 17 SHALL BE ISSUED A MARRIAGE LICENSE IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA FOR ANY REASON.
Individuals Who Did Not Complete Premarital Counseling
Individuals Who Completed Premarital Counseling
If you have had premarital counseling, there is a certificate that must be completed by the person who has administered the counseling to you. The court can provide you with the blank certificate upon request. This completed and notarized certificate must be brought into the court at the time of application for your marriage license.