Juvenile/Probate Court
Marriage License

NOTE
Certified copies of marriage licenses will not be available September 28 and 29, 2023. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Court issues marriage licenses, by appointment, in person and virtually.  To apply for a marriage license, you must complete the online marriage application form below, and then contact the Probate Court Office at 740.652.7485 to schedule an appointment. The Probate Court office hours are Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm. 

WHO MaAY APPLY?

  • One party must be a current resident of the county or
  • Both parties live out of state.
  • If under 18, please call 740-652-7488 for specific requirements.

WHAT DO I NEED TO APPLY?

  • $65.00 cash/money order or $67.00 credit card (includes a $2.00 processing fee)
  • Proof of identification: drivers' license, state ID card, passport, military ID
  • Proof of residency: If your proof of identification does not show your current address,
    please bring a utility bill or statement with your current address.
  • Certified copy of birth certificate if 18 or under; no proof of age if 19 or older.
  • If either party has been previously married, a certified or file-stamped copy of the most recent divorce or dissolution decree.
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen, a passport or resident alien card is required.
  • If you have legally changed your name, a certified copy of the judgment entry.

WHERE AND HOW LONG IS THE LICENSE VALID?

  • License is valid for 60 days from the date issued.
  • License is valid anywhere in the state of Ohio, if you are a resident.
  • License issued to out-of-state residents is valid only in the county where it was issued.
Marriage License FAQ
  • A blood test is no longer required.
  • There is no longer a waiting period before the license is issued.
  • Wedding ceremonies are not performed by the judge or at the courthouse.

If you wish to receive a certified copy of your marriage record, please send:

  • A self-addressed, stamped envelope to Fairfield County Probate Court, 224 E. Main Street, Room 308, Lancaster, OH 43130.
  • $2.00 per copy requested (cash, check, or money order, payable to Fairfield County Probate Court) To pay by credit card, please call 740-652-7485.
  • Include your name and your spouse’s name prior to the marriage, the date you were married, and a contact number.