Legal Marriage Requirements State by State

 
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Legal: Marriage Requirements

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Before you review this chart please make sure you've read this short article:
What Makes Our Marriage Legal?

This information is general in nature. Requirements may vary from county to county within states. Please call your town/county/city clerk to ask details about specific requirements ahead of time.

State Age Cost for license- May vary within
state
Waiting period between
applying & receiving license
Waiting period to marry after
receiving license
 
License valid Blood test
Alabama 18 yrs $25 none none 30 days yes
Alaska 18 yrs $25 3 days none 90 days no
Arizona 18 yrs $50 none none 1 year no
Arkansas ? $35 none none 60 days no
California 18 yrs $50-80 none none 90 days no
Colorado 18 yrs $20 none none 30 days no
Connecticut 18 yrs $30 4 days none 65 days yes
Delaware 18 yrs $30 none 1 day if resident 30 days no
District Columbia 18 yrs $35 3 days none no expiration yes
Florida 18 yrs $88.50 none 3 days 30 days no
Georgia 18 yrs $30 average none none no expiration yes
Hawaii 18yrs $25 none none 30 days no
Idaho 18yrs $28 none none 1 year yes
Illinois 18yrs $15-30 none 1 day 60 days yes
Indiana 18 yrs $18 none none 60 days yes
Iowa 18 yrs $30 3 days none 20 days no
Kansas ? $50 3 days none 6 months no
Kentucky 18 yrs $34 3 days none 30 days no
Louisiana 18 yrs $25 none 3 days 30 days yes
Maine 18 yrs $20 3 days none 90 days no
Maryland ? $35 2 days none 6 months no
Massachusetts 18 yrs $4 3 days none 60 days yes & medical certificate
Michigan 18  yrs $20 3 days none 33 days no
Minnesota 18 yrs $70 5 days none 6 months no
Mississippi 21 yrs $20 3 days none 90 days yes
Missouri 18 yrs $50 3 days none 30 days no
Montana 18 yrs $30 none none 180 days yes
Nebraska 19 yrs $10 none none 1 year yes
Nevada 18 yrs $35 none none 1 year no
New Hampshire 18 yrs $45 ? 3 days 90 days no
New Jersey 18 yrs $28 3 days none 30 days no
New Mexico ? $25 none none 1 year no
New York 18 yrs $25-30 none 1 day 60 days no
North Carolina 18 yrs $40 none none 60 days no
North Dakota 18 yrs $35 none none 60 days no
Ohio 18 yrs $30 5 days none 60 days no
Oklahoma 18 yrs $25 none none 30 days yes
Oregon 18 yrs $60 3 days none 60 days no
Pennsylvania 18 yrs $25-40 3 days none 60 days no
Rhode Island 18 yrs $24 none none 90 days no
South Carolina 18 yrs $25 1 day none 24 hours? no
South Dakota 18 yrs $40 none none 20 days no
Tennessee 18 yrs $31-39 none none 30 days no
Texas 18 yrs $31 none 72 hours 30 days no
Utah ? $40 none none 30 days no
Vermont 18 yrs $20 none 1 day 60 days no
Virginia 18 yrs $20 none none 60 days no
Washington 18 yrs $51 3 days none 60 days no
Wisconsin 18 yrs $50-80 6 days none 30 days no
Wyoming 18 yrs $25 none none no expiration no

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