Marriage License

General Information

Before a marriage can occur in Tennessee, a license must be obtained from the County Clerk. The fee is $105.00. The fee is reduced to $45.00 if the couple completes a Premarital Preparation Course. There is no waiting period, the marriage license is valid for thirty (30) days from issuance, and is good for ceremonies performed anywhere.

Completing the online Marriage Pre-Application will save you a considerable amount of time. The general information you submit will be forwarded directly to our office. After completing the pre-application online, you may then visit our office to obtain your license. Additional requirements are outlined below.

  • Proof of date of birth(Certified Birth Certificate or Government Issued Photo Identification)
  • Social Security Number(for individuals that have been issued one)
  • Both parties must appear together. If either party is under the age of 18, contact our office for additional requirements.
  • The fee is $105.00. Applicants who have completed a premarital preparation course within a year prior to the date of applying for the license are exempted from paying $60.00 of this fee. Applicants must present a Certificate of Completion completed and signed by the course provider. This document must be notarized and presented to our office at the time of payment and receipt of your license.

Duplicate Certified Marriage Certificates are available for $5.00 online.