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How To Get a Marriage License in Oklahoma

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If you're taking that all-important step into marriage, you'll of course need to obtain an Oklahoma marriage license before the wedding ceremony. Let About OKC take away one less worry before your big day. Here's all the information you need to know to get your Oklahoma marriage license.

IMPORTANT: The following information applies only to licenses in Oklahoma County. Requirements vary by county; contact your Court Clerk's office to confirm all requirements and fees.
Difficulty: Average
Time Required: Couple of Hours

Here's How:

  1. Make Sure You're Eligible - Both partners applying for the marriage license must be over the age of 18. If either is aged 16-17, a parent or legal guardian must be present. If either is under 16, marriage is prohibited except by court order.

  2. Know Requirements - As of November 1, 2004, a blood test is no longer required to obtain a marriage license in Oklahoma. There is also no residency requirement.

    However, recently divorced individuals are required to have their divorce final for at least 6 months before they may marry again, unless they are remarrying the previous spouse.

  3. Application Locations - Couples applying for an Oklahoma marriage license need to go to the Court Clerk's Office. The Oklahoma County Court Clerk is:

    Patricia Presley
    320 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
    Oklahoma City, OK

  4. To Apply - Make sure you bring with you some proof of age document such as a driver's license, passport or birth certificate. Those aged 16 or 17 must have their birth certificate.

  5. Fees - The license fee is $50, but you can have this reduced to only $5 by completing an eligible premarital counseling program such as those offered by The Oklahoma Marriage Initiative. There is a $10 fee if the ceremony is to be performed by a judge. Money orders, cashier's checks and personal checks are accepted.

  6. Waiting Period - There is no waiting period for your Oklahoma marriage license unless you are under 18 years of age. The waiting period for those under 18 is 72 hours.

  7. License Validity Period - Your Oklahoma marriage license should be delivered to the clergyman or judge within 10 days of issuance. It must be returned to the Court Clerk's office within 30 days of issuance.

  8. After Your Ceremony - The judge or religious clergyman should sign your marriage license and send it to the Court Clerk's Office within 5 days of the ceremony.

Tips:

  1. Same-sex, proxy and cousin marriages are not allowed in the state of Oklahoma.
  2. For More Information... Contact your Court Clerk's Office. The Oklahoma County Court Clerk's Office can be reached at (405) 713-2311.

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