Age Requirements

General Age Requirements

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age
  • If applicant is 17 years of age, please contact this office at 770-443-7541 for further information.

Parental Consent Requirements

When parental consent is required, the following shall apply:

  • The parents or guardians shall appear in person and consent to the marriage
  • If physical presence - because of illness or infirmity - is impossible, an affidavit by that incapacitated parent or guardian, along with an affidavit signed by a licensed attending physician stating that they are physically incapable of being present, shall suffice
  • In the case of pregnancy, the above shall also apply when applicants are 16 or 17
    • The couple does not have to prove pregnancy because both parents or guardians have to consent
  • A parent with sole custody can sign, but proof of custody must be provided

No one under the age of 16 shall be issued a marriage license under any circumstance, even if she is pregnant or has a child together with the prospective spouse.

Additional Information

For more information, please call 770-443-7541.