ID REQUIREMENTS:

All individuals applying for a marriage license must present THREE forms of ID.

The first must be one of the following:  Driver’s License, State issued ID Card, or Passport (all must be valid; cannot use expired)

The second must be one of the following:  Certified Birth Certificate or Foreign Birth Certificate (if foreign, it must be translated into English and signed by the translator; the translator’s signature must be notarized)

The third must be one of the following:  Social Security Card or an affidavit stating the individual does not have a Social Security number (you can obtain the form in the Probate Office; it must be notarized)

**NO PHOTOCOPIES OF ANY DOCUMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED.  ONLY ORIGINALS OR CERTIFIED COPIES WILL BE ACCEPTED**

FEES:

The fee for a marriage license is $70.00.  To be married at the courthouse, the fee for the license, ceremony, and certified copy of the marriage certificate is $108.00

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 waiting period to get married after a divorce.

MARRIAGE LICENSE:

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

UNDER 18:

A person 16 or 17 must have both parents come in and sign the consent form.  Parent’s must provide a valid driver’s license or valid state issued ID card.  According to Alabama code 30-1-4, individuals under the age of 16 may not marry.

Marriage License Etowah County Probate Office
800 Forrest Avenue
First Floor Suite #122
Gadsden, AL 35901
Phone: (256) 549-5340
Fax: (256) 546-1149

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