Marriage License/ Application
The fee for a marriage license is $76.00 payable by cash or personal check with
a drivers license or bank guarantee card or credit card. If you are
purchasing a license at the Justice Courts, they accept personal checks,
orders, or cashiers checks.
A copy of a divorce decree is not required. No blood test is required.
You will be required to provide a government issued photo I.D. such as a driver's
license to show proof of age and confirm identity. You
will receive your marriage license and can be married on the same day
you apply for it. An unused marriage license expires one year from the
date of purchase. Both parties must be present to obtain a marriage license.
After the license has been returned and recorded, a certified copy can be mailed to you
for an additional $27.50 payable at the time you apply for the license.
For further information, you may call (602) 506-3360 or 506-7400.
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.