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OIhio Marriage License nformation
When And Where Should We Apply For An Ohio Marriage License?
Obtaining a marriage license has become a simple process. You don’t need to worry about a blood test, this is no longer a requirement. Since requirements can vary from county to county – some counties have a waiting period – it is wise to give them a call before applying for a license.
The following are specific requirements to obtain your marriage license. Both parties must go together to the County Courthouse where at least one applicant resides.
It’s best to go about 30 days before the ceremony. The license will be valid for 60 days anywhere in the state of Ohio.
Bring cash. Most courthouses will not accept checks or credit cards.
All applicants must provide a Social Security Card and proof of age and identity with a valid driver’s license, Passport or Birth Certificate.
If either party is remarrying, be sure to bring the certificate of divorce or death certificate for the spouse in the prior marriage.
Both applicants must provide name, age, address, place and date of birth, occupation, social security number, father’s name and mother’s maiden name.
If either party is under age 16, call the courthouse to see if further procedures are necessary.
––––– Here is a listing of courthouses in and around the Northern Ohio area. –––––
Ashtabula County Probate Court
440-576-3453
25 W. Jefferson St, Jefferson, OH M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $45.00 - cash only
Cuyahoga County Probate Court
216-443-8922
1 Lakeside Ave W., Room 129, Cleveland, OH
M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $60.00 - cash or credit
Erie County Probate Court
419-627-7525
323 Columbus Avenue, 2nd Fl, Sandusky, OH
M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $43.00 - cash only
Geauga County Probate Court
Court Annex
440-279-1830
231 Main St, 2nd Fl, Chardon, OH M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
$74.00 - cash only
Lake County Probate Court
440-350-2326
25 N. Park Place, Painesville, OH M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $62.00 - cash only
Lorain County Probate Court
440-329-5175
225 Court St, 6th Fl, Elyria, OH
M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $57.00 cash only
Medina County Probate Court
330-725-9703
93 Public Square, Room 104, Medina, OH
M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $62.00 cash only
Portage County Probate Court
330-297-3871
203 W. Main St, 2nd Fl, Ravenna, OH
M-F 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $57.00 cash only
Stark County Probate Court
330-451-7759
110 Central Plaza South, Ste 501, Canton, OH
M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. $45.00 cash only
Summit County Probate Court
330-643-2346
209 S High St, Akron, OH M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $50.00 cash, check or credit
Rules and requirements are subject to change. Please contact the appropriate court for further information.
The entire process should only take about a half hour.
Good luck, and make sure the best man remembers to bring the license to the ceremony for the presiding official to sign.
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