Marriage License

 

ID Requirement:
All individuals applying for a marriage license must present two forms of ID.
Driver’s license (must be valid; cannot use expired)
State issued ID card (must be valid; cannot use expired)
Passport (must be valid; cannot use expired)
Certified birth certificate
Foreign birth certificate (must be translated into English
and signed by translator and translator’s signature
must be notarized)

*In addition to two forms of ID, must have a social security card. If you do not have a social security card, an affidavit is required. The affidavit must be notarized.

Under 18:
If a person is between the ages of 16 and 18, both parents are required to come in and sign the consent form. Parents must provide a valid driver’s license or valid state issue ID card. According to Alabama code 30-1-4, individuals under the age of 16 may not marry.

Residency Requirement:
You do not have to be a resident of Etowah County or the state of Alabama to obtain a marriage license in Etowah County.

Previous Marriages:
You must provide the date of the last divorce. If you were divorced within the last six months, you will need to show a copy of your divorce decree. According to section 30-2-10 of the Alabama code, there is a sixty day restriction on getting married after a divorce.

Waiting Period:
There is no waiting period in Alabama except after being divorced. There is a sixty day waiting period after the divorce is final.

Fees:
The fee for a marriage license is only $40.00. To be married at the courthouse, the fee for the license, ceremony, and certified copy of the marriage certificate is $78.00.

No blood or medical test is required

Marriage License:
A marriage license obtained in this office is valid for thirty days and can only be used in the State of Alabama.

Questions:
Any questions about marriages license, please call the probate office at 256-549-5340