Juvenile/Probate Court
Marriage License

The Court now facilitates marriage license requests in person and virtually. Complete the online application below, and then contact Fairfield County Probate Clerk’s Office at 740-652-7485 to schedule an appointment. Office hours are 8:00 to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Begin the Application Process Online


  • 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.


  • $65.00 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.


Your license will be issued by mail immediately after the application process has been completed.


  • 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 are 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.
Certified Copy of Marriage License

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.