Obtaining a Marriage License


Age 18 and Older:
Proof of age is required. (Driver's License, birth certificate, passport, etc.)

Age 16-17:
Parental consent of either parent or legal guardian, birth certificate.

Male & Female
Under 16, Marriage is prohibited in this state except by court order.

Divorce:
Persons divorced in Oklahoma may not marry anyone other than their previous spouse for a period of six months after the divorce decree is filed.

Blood Test:
Oklahoma law does not require a premarital blood test.

Residency:
No residency requirements.

Fees:
$50.00 or $5.00 with proof of marriage counseling

NO COPIES, FAXES OR EMAILED CERTIFICATES QUALIFY

The premarital counseling program must be conducted by a health professional or an official representative of a religious institution whose misters' credentials are filed of record with a court clerk's office. Health professional means a person approved by the state to practice psychiatry or psychology; a licensed social worker with experience in marriage counseling; a licensed marital and family therapist; or a licensed professional counselor. A minimum of four (4) hours of marriage education curriculum is required. A Disclosure of Premarital Counseling form is available for download (Word, Word perfect or PDF format) from the link below:

Download Disclosure of Premarital Counseling Form

Time Limit:
Marriage licenses must be used within 10 days of issuance.

Waiting Period:
No waiting period required for those over the age of 18. If under the age of 18, there is a 72 hour waiting period.

Preacher, Minister, Priest, Rabbi, or Ecclesiastical Dignitary Requirements:
The preacher, minister, priest, rabbi, or ecclesiastical dignitary who is a resident of this state shall have filed in the office of the court clerk of the county in which he or she resides, a copy of the credentials or authority from his or her church or synagogue authorizing him or her to solemnize marriages.

The preacher, minister, priest, rabbi, or ecclesiastical dignitary who is not a resident of this state, but has complied with the laws of the state of which he or she is a resident, shall have filed once, in the office of the court clerk of the county in which he or she intends to perform or solemnize a marriage, a copy of the credentials or authority from his or her church or synagogue authorizing him or her to solemnize marriages.

The filing by resident or nonresident preachers, ministers, priests, rabbis, ecclesiastical dignitaries or judges shall be effective in and for all counties of this state; provided, no fee shall be charged for such recording.

Note: The State of Oklahoma, unlike some states, does not have Justice of the Peace.

***IMPORTANT***

Once you are married, the marriage license shall be returned to the court clerk no later than Five (5) days from the date of its issuance; to be recorded. Any license not returned and recorded will be an incomplete record and copies of the "Certificate of Marriage" will not be available for certification for later use. YOU MUST RETURN THE LICENSE FOR RECORDING!

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