Marriage License Costs and Requirements for each State

This is general information in regards to marriage licenses. You will need to contact the local County Clerk in the County where you will be married in order to obtain the most up to date information.  Remember costs and requirements may vary by County, check the Yellow pages and call to receive the most up to date information.

“Waiting Period for License“-    the time between when you Apply for the Marriage License, and when you Receive it.

“Waiting Period for Ceremony” –   the time between when you Receive the License, and when you can be Married.


State Cost Waiting Period
for License
Waiting Period
for Ceremony
License Valid Blood Test/
Physical Exam
Alabama $25 None None 30 days Yes
Alaska $25 3 Days None 90 Days No
Arizona $50 None None 1 Year No
Arkansas $45 None None 60 Days No
California $50-$80 None None 90 Days No
Colorado $20 None None 30 Days No
Connecticut $30 None None 65 Days Yes
Delaware $30 None 96 hours (non-residents)
24 hours (residents)
30 Days No
DC $35 3 Days None No Exp. Yes
Florida $93.50 (non-residents)
$61 (residents w/4 hr. pre-marital course)
$93.50 (residents w/no pre-marital course)
None None(non-residents)
3 Days(residents)
60 Days No
Georgia $30 None None No Exp. No
Hawaii $50 None None 30 Days No
Idaho $28 None None 1 Year Yes
Illinois $15-$30 None 1 Day 60 Days No
Indiana $18 None None 60 Days Yes
Iowa $30 3 Days None 20 Days No
Kansas $50 3 Days None 6 Months No
Kentucky $34 3 Days None 30 Days No
Louisiana $25 None 3 Days (can be waived) 30 Days No
Maine $20 3 Days None 90 Days No
Maryland $35 2 Days None 6 Months No
Massachusetts $4-$15 3 Days None 60 Days Yes
Michigan $20 3 Days None 33 Days No
Minnesota $85 5 Days None 6 Months No
Mississippi $20 3 Days None 90 Days Yes
Missouri $50 3 Days None 30 Days No
Montana $30 None None 180 Days Yes
Nebraska $15 None None 1 Year No
Nevada $55 None None 1 Year No
New Hampshire $45 3 Days 3 Days 90 Days No
New Jersey $28 3 Days None 30 Days No
New Mexico $25 None None 1 Year No
New York $25-$30 None 1 Day 60 Days No
North Carolina $40 None None 60 Days No
North Dakota $35 None None 60 Days No
Ohio $30 5 Days None 60 Days No
Oklahoma $25 None None 30 Days Yes
Oregon $60 3 Days None 60 Days No
Pennsylvania $25-$40 3 Days None 60 Days No
Rhode Island $24 None None 90 Days No
South Carolina $25 1 Day None No Exp. No
South Dakota $40 None None 20 Days No
Tennessee $31-$39 None None 30 Days No
Texas $31+ None 72 Hours 30 Days No
Utah $40 None None 60 Days o
Vermont $20 None 1 Day 60 Days No
Virginia $30 None None 60 Days No
West Virginia $23 None 3 Days 60 Days Yes
Washington $51 3 Days None 60 Days No
Wisconsin $50-$80 6 Days None 30 Days No
Wyoming $25 None None No Exp. No
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