Marriage License

Marriage License

In Texas, you must have your Marriage License seventy-two (72) hours prior to the wedding ceremony. Active Military Personnel are exempt from the 72 hour waiting period. Marriage Licenses are purchased from the County Clerk at the County Court House and are good for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase. You may purchase your Marriage License in any county and go to another county within the State of Texas to be married.

THE RECORDING PROCESS

We sign and complete the Marriage License as the Wedding Officiant. All Marriage Licenses are immediately sent to the County Clerk to be recorded the next business day following the wedding. Once the Marriage License has been recorded by the County Clerk, the original Marriage License will then be mailed back to the address on the Marriage License that you provided when it was purchased.

Marriage Licenses are recorded in the county where they are issued, not in the county where you live or the county where you had your wedding. When you may receive your Marriage License back depends upon the county where it was purchased. Large counties take longer to return the Marriage License, sometimes as long as 4-6 weeks. Smaller counties issue fewer licenses and can process the license faster, sometimes as quick as 2-3 weeks.

“WHEN YOU GO TO THE COURTHOUSE “ You will need proof of your identity and age.

  • You may use your Texas Driver’s License or your Birth Certificate.
  • You will need parental consent if you are less than 18 years of age.
  • If you are from Out-of-State or do not have a Driver’s License you will need your Social Security Card and a photo I.D.
  • If you are from another Country and want to be married in the United States you will need to have your Passport.
  • You must appear together before the County Clerk to purchase your Marriage License.
  • County Clerk Offices are only open Monday through Friday and are closed on weekends.

COUNTY CLERK OFFICES – HOUSTON:

201 Caroline St. 4th Floor

Houston

713.755.6405

7300 N. Shepherd

Houston

713.697.5193

6000 Chimney Rock

Houston

713.660.7902

107 E. Shaw

Pasadena

713.473.9048

16603 Buccaneer

Clear Lake

281.486.7250

16715 Clay Road

Bear Creek

281.859.0685

7900 Will Clayton Parkway

Humble

281.540.1173

701 W. Baker Road

Baytown

281.422.0253

6831 Cypresswood

Spring

281.379.1057

10851 Scarsdale

Houston

281.464.0115

Brazoria County

979.864.1355

Fort Bend County – Richmond

281.342.3411

Galveston County

409.766.2200

League City

281.316.8732

Montgomery County

281.353.9791

The Woodlands

281.364.4241

COUNTY CLERK OFFICES – SAN ANTONIO

  • Bexar County Courthouse:
  • 100 Dolorosa
  • San Antonio, TX
  • 210-335-2223
  • Kerr County Clerks Office:
  • 700 Main, Rm 122
  • Kerrville, TX.
  • 830-792-2255
  • Comal County Courthouse:
  • 100 Main Plaza, Rm 102
  • New Braunfels, TX.
  • 830-620-5515
  • Kendall County Clerks Office:
  • 201 East San Antonio Street, Rm 127
  • Boerne, TX.
  • 830-249-9343
  • Wilson County Clerks Office:
  • 1420 3rd Street, Rm 105
  • Floresville, TX.
  • 830-393-7308
  • Guadalupe County Courthouse:
  • 101 East Court Street
  • Seguin, TX.
  • 830-303-4188 (ext. 235)

*You must have your Marriage License 72 hours prior to the ceremony!

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