Marriage License Info

State of Texas Marriage License Requirements

I. Each applicant must present one of the following forms of identification:

  • valid driver’s license
  • certified copy of birth certificate
  • valid passport
  • military ID card

II. Each applicant must present one of the following for proof of Social Security number:

  • Social Security card
  • print out from Social Security office
  • payroll stub with Social Security number

III. Fee for a Marriage License in Texas is approximately $80 or more (cash only accepted) without State of Texas approved Marriage Education Counseling Class. Discount of $60 and waiver of 3 day waiting period with state approved marriage counseling class.
For more information on the Marriage Education Counseling Class, go to

IV. The following applies to application for a Marriage License in the State of Texas:

  • Bride and Groom must each be 18 years of age without parental consent.
  • Persons as young as age 14 may apply with parental consent.
  • Applications must be made in person by both applicants at any county clerk’s office.
  • No blood test is required.
  • No residency requirements; license is valid anywhere in the State of Texas.
  • Marriage License is valid for 90 days from issuance with a 72 hour waiting period before ceremony may take place (waived for active duty military personnel).
  • In case of recently divorced applicants, a 30 day waiting period is required from the date of filed divorce decree. Female applicants must submit a certified copy of final decree showing restored maiden name if different from current identification.

NOTE: If applicant is from Mexico and does not have any of the other forms of identification listed, he or she may be required to show a valid photo ID from the Mexican Consulate.

V. To apply online for a Dallas County Marriage License, click HERE

NOTE: Witnesses are not required in the state of Texas. Neither the Bride and Groom nor any witnesses are required to sign the marriage license.  The Minister/Officiant is the only one who is required to sign the license.

To all Texas Brides and Grooms–If you complete the Twogether in Texas marriage education class, you will be given a Certificate of Completion to present when you apply for your marriage license which gives you a $60 discount and waives the 3 day waiting period!


DFW County Clerks Offices

Dallas County (Dallas)
1201 Elm Street, Ste. 2100A
Dallas, TX 75203
(214) 653-7099

Tarrant County (Ft. Worth)
200 Taylor St – #301
Ft. Worth, TX 76102
(817) 884-1550

Denton County (Denton)
1450 E. McKinney St
Denton, TX 76209
(940) 349-2013

Collin County (Plano)
900 East Park, Ste. 140-C
Plano, TX 75074
(972) 881-3025

Dallas County (Dallas)
410 S. Beckley Ave.
Dallas, TX 75203
(214) 943-5981

Tarrant County (Arlington)
700 E. Abram St.
Arlington, TX 76010
(817) 548-3928

Denton County (Lewisville)
400 N. Valley Pkwy, Ste. 2094
Lewisville, TX 75067
(972) 434-4790

Collin County (McKinney)
2300 Bloomdale Rd., Ste. 2106
McKinney, TX 75071
(972) 548-4185

Dallas County (Richardson)
1411 W. Belt Line Rd
Richardson,TX 75080
(214) 904-3042

Tarrant County (Mansfield)
1100 E. Brand St., Ste. 200
Mansfield, TX 76063
(817) 473-5135

Denton County (Carrollton)
1029 W. Rosemeade Pkwy
Carrollton, TX 75007
(972) 434-7170

Rockwall County (Rockwall)
1111 E. Yellowjacket Ln., Ste. 100
Rockwall, TX 75087
(972) 882-0220