The fee for a marriage license shall be $16 with a premarital counseling certificate (at least six hours of marriage counseling) or $56 if no premarital counseling was completed. You may view and print a copy of the Premarital Certification Form (PDF). Payment shall be in the form of cash, money order, Visa or MasterCard. There will be a fee accessed to all Visa or MasterCard transactions. Checks are not accepted.
It is Recommended, but not mandatory that you complete the application prior to coming to the office at https://georgiaprobaterecords.com/Marriage/MarriageApplication.aspx upon arrival at the office please let the clerk know that you completed the application online.
- Applicants must be 18 years of age
- If either applicant for marriage is 17 years of age. Please contact this office at 770-443-7541 for further information.
For additional information, please view Age Requirements.
If father is not listed on the birth certificate (a certified copy of the birth certificate must be provided to the court), he is not required to sign.
Must not have a living spouse or previous undissolved marriage. If previous spouse is deceased, a date of death must be provided. If divorced within the last six months, the court must be provided a certified copy of the final divorce decree signed by the judge.
Once the ceremony has taken place, the person performing the ceremony will send the original license to the probate court to be recorded. It will take approximately 10 days after the original license has been returned to probate court before certified copies can be made.
A blood test is no longer required in order to obtain a marriage license.