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How to Apply for a Marriage License

You may apply in person for a marriage license Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except legal holidays. You can apply online any time, but in order to complete the online application process, both applicants must go together to the Court between the hours listed above, with any additional required materials mentioned in these instructions.

At least one of the applicants must be a resident of Adams County and the marriage must be performed in the State of Ohio. If both applicants are from out of state but wish to be married in Adams County, they must obtain their license in Adams County.

Each applicant must provide valid photo identification along with their social security card. Social Security numbers are held in confidence and do not become a part of the Court’s public records. If you are unable to bring your social security card, the Court will accept documentation from an insurance policy, financial institution or tax information containing name and social security number on the documentation. If either applicant has been previously married and the marriage ended in divorce, dissolution or annulment, the applicant must provide a file stamped copy of the final order or decree granting the divorce, dissolution or annulment and is required for all previous divorces.

Cost of the license is $50 (cash, money order, or debit/credit card). Checks are not accepted.

License may be used the same day it is issued. It must be used within 60 days. The day of issue is day 1 of the 60 days.

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