To encourage social distancing, the Clerk's Office has made it possible to apply for a license without the need to come into the office and without the need for an appointment. Please see our new Apply by Mail option.
You can schedule an appointment to apply for a marriage license at one of the following Maricopa County Clerk of the Superior Court locations:
- Downtown Customer Service Center - 601 W. Jackson St., Phoenix, AZ 85003
- Southeast Court Complex - 222 E Javelina Dr., Mesa, AZ 85210, Suite 1650
- Northeast Regional Court - 18380 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032
- Northwest Regional Court - 14264 W. Tierra Buena Ln., Surprise, AZ 85374
* Please note that you cannot schedule appointments for any other locations from this site. Use the large blue button at the link below to schedule an appointment. Appointments are limited.
To help us serve you better, please check in using your confirmation QR code when you arrive at your location. You may print the QR code or bring it electronically on your phone or other electronic device. Appointments will be honored ahead of walk-in customers. Please have all required forms completed before you check in for your appointment.
Effective August 3, 2018, if you are under 16 years of age, you are prohibited from marrying.
If you are at least 16 years of age and under 18 years of age, the following are required:
- either a certified copy of an Emancipation Order, OR a notarized Clerk's Office parental consent form along with the front and back of your parent(s) or legal guardian's identification, or have your parent(s) or legal guardian accompany you and present proper identification and sign the parental consent form in the presence of the clerk issuing your marriage license; and
- a copy of your birth certification; and
- one of the following government issued picture I.D.'s is required:
- current driver's license;
- state or military I.D. card;
- current passport;
- or other governmental issued picture I.D
- The younger applicant's prospective spouse cannot be more than 3 years older than the younger applicant.
To encourage social distancing, we advise those currently seeking a marriage license to take advantage of the new Apply by Mail option.
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. Arizona Revised Statute 25-121(B) requires applicants to provide their social security number (SSN), if any. Except for child support purposes, the Clerk's Office may not release SSNs without the applicant's written request.
A copy of a divorce decree is not required; blood tests are not required.
- Complete the marriage license application form
- 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 $37.50 payable at the time you apply for the license or any time afterwards, or $30.50 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, or (602) 372-5375.
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 marriage;
- 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 Marriage
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.
The married couple will be required to sign a certificate of covenant marriage conversion and a "Declaration of Intent to Enter Into a Covenant Marriage Conversion" form at the Marriage License Office. The fee to convert a traditional license to a covenant marriage is $30.00.
You can find more information about covenant marriages on the AZCourtHelp website.
The fee for a marriage license is $83.00 payable by cash or money order, debit card or credit card.
If you are purchasing a license at the Justice Courts, only money orders are accepted. 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 $37.50 payable at the time you apply for the license or any time afterwards, or $30.50 if you provide a business-size, self-addressed stamped envelope at the time of your request.
The fee to convert a traditional license to a covenant marriage is $30.00.