Each county listed on the site has information about obtaining your marriage license through specific counties.  After the marriage license information you will meet each of the Ohio Wedding Officiants who live or do service in the area of your choice.

To be married in the State of Ohio, you will need to know…

  •      You do not need a blood test.
  •      There is not a waiting period.
  •      There is a restriction on age.
  •      There is a restriction on closeness of kinship between the couple
  •      Prior marriages must be dissolved.
  •      And where you must purchase your Marriage License.
  •      Ohio residents may be married anywhere within the state.

To the county court house, you will need to take with you…

  •      Your birth certificate
  •      Social Security card
  •      Government issued I.D.

o        Driver’s License
o        State Issued I.D.
o        Visa
o        Passport

If you are not an Ohio resident, you will need to…

  •      Get married in the county your marriage license is obtained.
  •      If marrying an Ohio resident, you must be married within the county the resident lives
  •      All licenses are valid for 60 (sixty) days.

If you are a minor, you need to know…

  • The Ohio Revised Code statue 3101.05 requires that any applicant for a marriage license who is a minor must provide proof of having had marriage counseling prior to applying for the license.
  • The counseling can be provided by clergy or a person licensed by the State of Ohio to provide counseling.
  • Proof of counseling may be in the form of a letter to the Court from the person who provided the counseling on his or her letterhead.
  • Your parent must sign giving permission.

 If you have previously been married, you will need…

  •     need to bring a certified copy of your divorce decree
  •     a copy of a deceased spouse’s death certificate.

Marriage License fees are about $40, but could be more or less depending on the county.

Common Law Marriages are no longer recognized by the State of Ohio unless the couple entered into a common law marriage before October 10, 1991.

 

Ohio Bureau of Vital Statistics

Bureau of Vital Statistics
Ohio Department of Health
35 East Chestnut Street, 6th Floor
P.O. Box 15098
Columbus, OH 43215-0098
Phone: (614) 466-2531

Ohio Clerk of Courts County Offices

Adams County
West Union, OH
937.544.2368Allen County
Lima, OH
419.223.8501Ashland County
Ashland, OH
419.289.0000Ashtabula County
Jefferson, OH
440.576.3451Athens County
Athens, OH
740.592.3251Auglaize County
Wapakoneta, OH
419.738.7710Belmont County
St Clairsville, OH
740.699.2144

Brown County
Georgetown, OH
937.378.6549

Butler County
Hamilton, OH
513.887.3300

Carroll County
Carrollton, OH
330.627.2323

Champaign County
Urbana, OH
937.652.2108

Clark County
Springfield, OH
937.328.2435

Clermont County
Batavia, OH
513.732.7243

Clinton County
Wilmington, OH
937.382.2280

Columbiana County
Lisbon, OH
330.424.9511

Coshocton County
Coshocton, OH
740.622.1837

Crawford County
Bucyrus, OH
419.562.8891

Cuyahoga County
Cleveland, OH
216.443.8920

Darke County
Greenville, OH
937.547.7345

Defiance County
Defiance, OH
419.782.4181

Delaware County
Delaware, OH
740.368.1880

Fairfield County
Lancaster, OH
740.687.7090

Fayette County
Washington, OH
740.335.0640

Franklin County
Columbus, OH
614.462.3894

Fulton County
Wauseon, OH
419.337.9242

Gallia County
Gallipolis, OH
740.446.4612

Greene County
Xenia, OH
937.376.5280

Guernsey County
Cambridge, OH
740.432.9262

Hamilton County
Cincinnati, OH
513.946.3600

Hancock County
Findlay, OH
419.424,7079Hardin County
Kenton, OH
419.674.2230Harrison County
Cadiz, OH
740.942.8868Henry County
Napoleon, OH
419.592.7771Highland County
Hillsboro, OH
937.393.9981Hocking County
Logan, OH
740.385.3022Holmes County
Millersburg, OH
330.674.5881

Huron County
Norwalk, OH
419.668.4383

Jackson County
Jackson, OH
740.286.1401

Jefferson County
Steubenville, OH
740.283.8554

Knox County
Mount Vernon, OH
740.393.6798

Lake County
Painesville, OH
440.350.2624

Lawrence County
Ironton, OH
740.533.4343

Licking County
Newark, OH
614.349.6060

Logan County
Bellefontaine, OH
937.599.7252

Lorain County
Elyria, OH
440.329.5175

Lucas County
Toledo, OH
419.245.4750

Madison County
London, OH
740.852.0756

Mahoning County
Youngstown, OH
330.740.2314

Marion County
Marion, OH
740.387.7614

Medina County
Medina, OH
330.725.9703

Meigs County
Pomeroy, OH
740.992.3096

Mercer County
Celina, OH
419.586.8779

Miami County
Troy, OH
937.332.6823

Monroe County
Woodsfield, OH
740.472.1654

Montgomery County
Dayton, OH
937.225.4593

Morgan County
Mcconnelsville, OH
740.962.2861

Morrow County
Mt. Gilead, OH
419.947.5575

Muskingum County
Zanesville, OH
740.455.7113

Noble County
Caldwell, OH
740.732.5047Ottawa County
Port Clinton, OH
419.734.6830Paulding County
Paulding, OH
419.399.8256Perry County
New Lexington, OH
740.342.1493Pickaway County
Circleville, OH
740.474.3950Pike County
Waverly, OH
740.947.2560Portage County
Ravenna, OH
330.297.3870

Preble County
Eaton, OH
937.456.8137

Putman County
Ottawa, OH
419.523.3012

Richland County
Mansfield, OH
419.774.5583

Ross County
Chillicothe, OH
740.774.1179

Sandusky County
Fremont, OH
419.334.6211

Scioto County
Portsmouth, OH
740.355.8351

Seneca County
Tiffin, OH
419.447.3121

Shelby County
Sidney, OH
937.498.7263

Stark County
Canton, OH
330.438.0755

Summit County
Akron, OH
330.643.2323

Trumbull County
Warren, OH
330.675.2521

Union County
Marysville, OH
937.645.3029

Van Wert County
Van Wert, OH
419.238.0027

Vinton County
McArthur, OH
740.596.5480

Warren County
Lebanon, OH
513.932.1181

Washington County
Marietta, OH
740.373.6623

Wayne County
Wooster, OH
330.287.5575

Williams County
Bryan, OH
419.636.1548

Wood County
Bowling Green, OH
419.636.1548

Wyandot County
Upper Sandusky, OH
419.294.2302

**Please double check with the County Court House of your choice about these stated requirements.  Rules, sometimes, change without our knowledge.