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**
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
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.
A marriage license obtained in this office is valid for thirty days and can only be used in the State of Alabama.
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
First Floor Suite #122
Gadsden, AL 35901
Phone: (256) 549-5340
Fax: (256) 546-1149