Both parties must be present to obtain a marriage license. Each individual is required to provide a valid government-issued photo I.D., such as a
driver's license, passport, etc. to show proof of age and confirm identity. NOTE: a Matricula Consular I.D. card is not an acceptable form of
identification for any type of marriage license to be issued.
A copy of a divorce decree is not required; blood tests are not required.
A marriage license must be issued prior to the ceremony taking place, signed at completion of the ceremony, and returned by the officiator not more than
30 days after the ceremony has taken place in order for the license to be recorded.
You will receive your marriage license on the same day you apply for the license, and can be married on the same day, if you have made arrangements with an
officiator of your choice to perform the ceremony. However, you have up to one (1) year from the date the marriage license was issued to get married, as the
license expires one (1) year from the date of purchase.
After the bottom portion of the license has been returned and recorded, a certified copy can be requested and mailed to you for an additional $34.50 payable
at the time you apply for the license or any time afterwards, or $27.50 if you provide a business-size, self-addressed stamped envelope at the time of your request.
For further information, you may call (602) 37-CLERK (25375).
Marriage License / Age Requirements
If you are under the age of 18, you must either have a notarized parental Clerk's Office
consent form or have your parent(s) accompany you, present the proper
and sign the parental consent form in front of the clerk issuing your
To print the "consent for marriage of minor," click here
If you are age 16 - 17, a certified copy of your birth certificate and one of the following
government issued picture I.D.'s is required: a) current driver's license; b) state or
military I.D. card; c) current passport; d) or other government issued picture I.D.
If you are age 15 or under, you must also have a court order. To obtain
a court order you must contact Conciliation Court at (602) 506-3296.
License / Requirements
Requirements for couples who are getting married
According to legislation (A.R.S. 25-901-906) which became effective Aug.
21, 1998, couples who are planning to apply for a Covenant Marriage License
must provide a notarized statement from the clergy or marriage
counselor who provided their premarital counseling.
The notarized attestation/statement should confirm that:
the parties were advised about the nature and purpose of a covenant
- the parties were advised regarding the limited reasons for ending
marriage by legal separation or divorce; and
- the parties were given a copy of the pamphlet, Covenant Marriages
in Arizona, published by Arizona Office of the Courts (AOC).
At the Marriage License Office, the engaged couple will be asked to sign
a marriage license affidavit and the "Declaration of Intent to Enter
Into a Covenant Marriage" which states they met statutory requirements.
Requirements for couples who want to convert their marriage to a covenant
Couples who are already married may convert their existing marriage to
a covenant marriage. It does not matter where their license was issued.
Solemnization (a wedding ceremony) is not required to accomplish the conversion
to a covenant marriage.