Marriage license applicants should be 18 years old or older with valid identification. Applicants under the age of 18 must have a certified copy of their long form birth certificate issued in the last 10 years. Judicial approval in the form of a waiver from a judge or magistrate is required for anyone under the age of 16 to marry. Individuals who are 16 and 17 must have judicial approval or parental consent. The minimum age for marriage in Texas with parental consent is 16.
Parents listed on the long form birth certificate must be present and give written consent if the applicant is under the age of 18. The consenting parent must provide some form of government identification, such as a valid driver's license. If the natural parents are divorced, the parent given custody must be present, give written consent, and present a certified copy of the custody papers.
Blood Tests / Health Certificates
Blood tests or health certificates are not required to obtain a license.
Marriages after Divorces
There is a 30-day waiting period for a marriage license after a divorce is granted within this state. An applicant may apply for a license within the 30 days if the court issues a waiver in the divorce decree.
For More Information
For more information about marriage licenses, please contact the county clerk's office at (817) 579-3222.