What does it take to get married in Dallas County?
So you and your fiancée have recently made one of the most important decisions in your life, to get married. Congratulations from all of us at Keestone! But where do you go from there? What’s next? In this blog post we’ll give you the brief rundown of how to obtain a marriage license in Texas. In the great state of Texas, you are required to have a marriage license to be considered being in a legally binding marriage.
Both you and your fiancée have to head over to your County Courthouse, at the County Clerks Office to get your marriage license, with your $71 CASH ready. You will have to fill out an application and sign before the county clerk.
You are required to provide one valid form of ID (driver’s license, certified copy of your birth certificate, U.S. passport, military ID card, or social security card).
There is NO:
Residence or citizenship status requirement
Blood test or health certificate requirement
Once you’ve obtained your marriage license, you then have 90 days to hold your wedding ceremony or your license will expire.
After purchasing your marriage license you have to wait at least 72 hours (3 days) before you can have an authorized officiate to perform the ceremony. If you’re looking for someone to officiate your wedding check this site out. Exceptions to this rule are; if you have completed a premarital education class, are a member of the armed forces or are on active duty.
If going to a county office is too much of a hassle for you, don’t fret! You can fill out the application online. You can find the form here. Note that you will have to go to the physical location to pick up your license after you have successfully received a confirmation number.
No one likes paperwork but it’s very important. Without a marriage license you will not be considered legally married. So get this part right and enjoy the rest of your life together!
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