To the full extent permitted by the Constitution, the Probate Court has exclusive original jurisdiction over all subject matter related to the issuance of marriage licenses; record, index, and dispose of copies of marriage certificates; and issue certified copies of the license and certificates.
It is unlawful for any persons to contract matrimony, i.e. marry, within this State without first obtaining a marriage license from the Probate Court.
The Probate Court may issue a marriage license upon: (a) the filing of the marriage application, (b) the lapse of at least twenty-four hours thereafter, (c) the payment fee of $45, (d) and the filing of a statement, under oath or affirmation, to the effect that the persons seeking the contract of matrimony are legally entitled to marry, together with the full names of the persons, their ages and places of residence. Both applicants must appear together. Two forms of identification is required. The first form of identification that is required is your Driver’s License or State Issued Identification Card. The second form of identification shall be a Social Security Card, or the Alien Identification numbers assigned to resident aliens who do not have Social Security numbers, of the contracting parties. Other forms of Identification are: Certified Copy of your Birth Certificate, Passport, or Military Identification.
Only ministers of the Gospel or accepted Jewish rabbis and officers authorized to administer oaths in this State are authorized to administer a marriage ceremony in this State.
Marriage Licenses are public record and are open to the public during regular business hours from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.