Marriage license... who, what, where, when

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Marriage license Tips for Jefferson County KY

Both applicants must be 18 or older, apply together in person at any county clerk office branch with

a form of approved Identification (see county clerk website for approved forms)

*You will NOT need to bring a copy of a previous divorce decree, social security cards, or a birth certificate unless under the age of 18

You may use cash, check or debit/credit to pay the $35.50 for the license (fee for credit card use may apply)

Marriage licenses are only good for 30 days from date of application (the application date is printed on the license)

You may return license in person to any branch or you may mail it to the address on your license envelope

Marriage licenses issued in the state of Kentucky are applicable in all counties of Kentucky only

Special Notes:

There must be 2 witnesses to the marriage ceremony in addition to the couple on the marriage license and the officiant

There are no residency or licensing requirements for Officiants to perform marriages in Kentucky

Online ordination is generally considered sufficient for someone to officiate and sign the marriage license.

If you have any questions about who is legally allowed to perform the marriage, you may contact Jefferson County Clerk’s Office by phone, live chat or in person

*all information obtained directly from Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw’s Office website http://www.jeffersoncountyclerk.org/marriage-license-frequently-asked-questions/

The same overall information applies to Spencer County Kentucky license applications - http://spencercountyclerk.com/marriage-licenses.php

The same overall information applies to Nelson County Kentucky license applications - http://nelsoncountyclerk.com/node/8

The same overall information applies to Oldham County Kentucky license applications - https://oldhamcountyclerkky.com/marriage-licenses/

The same overall information applies to Meade County Kentucky license applications - http://meadeky.com/initiate-a-marriage-license/

Similar rules/regulations apply for marriage licenses in Bullitt County with the added benefit to a form you may download and fill out to make the process a bit faster when both persons apply at the county clerk’s office - http://www.bullittcountyclerk.com/marriage-license.asp