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Marriage licenses are issued in the County Clerk’s office. Both bride and groom must appear together. The license is valid for 30 days from the date of issuance and the license fee is non-refundable. The license must be used within the State of Kentucky.

Age Requirements


You must be 18 years of age to be married in Kentucky without parental consent. Applicants 16 & 17 years old must have parental consent and the license issued in the county of residence of the under aged applicant. If applicants are under age, the application needs to be made in the bride’s county of residence. No one under the age of 16 may be issued a license unless they are pregnant and have a District Court Judge issue a court order directing the Clerk to do so.

Procedures


No waiting period or blood test is required prior to issuance of a marriage license. In Kentucky, the bride and groom must be present to sign & swear to the information on the application. Information Required:

  • Name and Address
  • Date of Birth and Current Age
  • Place of Birth (if in Kentucky, provide name of county; in another state, provide name of state)
  • Father’s Name or First Parent’s Name
  • Mother’s First and Maiden Name or Second Parent’s Name
  • Current Status of Bride and Groom (Single, Divorced, Annulled, Widowed)
  • Number of previous marriages of Bride and Groom
  • Occupations of Bride, Groom or Spouse
  • Race of Bride and Groom/Sex at time of birth
  • Whether Bride and Groom are related (First & Second cousins are NOT permitted to marry in Kentucky)
  • Date of Marriage

Once you completed the application you’ll be able to print a copy of it. Please use the Request and Appointment Form to set up an appointment before you come in. The application must be signed & sworn before the county clerk issuing the license.

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