Marriage License

Fees

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.

MARRIAGE CEREMONY

Probate Judge will preform marriage ceremonies if available when application is processed. Please call the office to check availability.

Age Requirements

  • 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.

Parental 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.

Previous Marriages

Must not have a living spouse or previous undissolved marriage. If previous spouse is deceased, a copy of the death certificate shall be provided, If divorced, a copy of the final divorce decree signed by the judge shall be provided

Additional Information

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.