Marriage Licenses

  • Issued Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Both applicants must be over the age of 18 and must be present at time of application.
  • One form of identification required:  valid driver’s license, certified birth certificate, passport or other identification card containing date of birth.
  • Additional requirements exist for minors who are 16 or 17 years of age; contact our office at 706-387-6286 for additional information.
  • License will be issued at time of application; blood tests are no longer required.
  • Georgia residents may apply in any county in Georgia.
  • Out of state residents must apply in the county where the ceremony will occur.
  • Marriage ceremony must take place in the State of Georgia.
  • Proof of dissolution of previous marriage is required in the form of either a certified copy of a final divorce decree or a death certificate.
  • No waiting period between issuance of license and marriage ceremony.
  • Couples presenting a completed, notarized Certification of Completion of Qualifying Premarital Education at time of application of marriage license are entitled to a reduced marriage application fee.
  • Fees:  $56.00, or $16.00 with premarital counseling.  Visa and Mastercard are accepted for an additional processing fee.

 OBTAINING COPIES OF MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES:

  • Marriage Certificates cost $10.00 each.
  • Requests can be made in person or by mail.  Written requests must include a self-addressed stamped envelope along with payment, and should be mailed to:

                Jackson County Probate Court
                5000 Jackson Parkway, Suite 140
             Jefferson, GA 30549 

  • Marriage records are considered open records and may be obtained by anyone.