Marriage Licenses

Eligibility

Persons must be at least 18 years of age to apply for a marriage license. If either person is age 17, there are additional requirements pursuant to O.C.G.A. 19-3-36, effective July 1, 2019.

17 year old may be issued a marriage license if all of the following are met:

  1. A petition is granted in Juvenile Court for emancipation and a certified copy of such Order is presented.
  2. 15 days have passed since the date the Order granting the emancipation was issued. Affidavit for Underage Marriage Applicant (PDF) is required to be completed and presented to the Court as proof of the emancipation order.
  3. The older party to the marriage is no more than 4 years older than the younger party.
  4. Each applicant aged 17 has completed premarital education pursuant to O.C.G.A. 19-3-30.1. Certificate of Completion of Qualifying Premarital Education (PDF) is required to be completed for each 17 year old applicant and presented to the Court as proof of that education.
  5. $16.00 fee will be charged.

Marriage Application

Marriage Applications may now be submitted online. After online submission, both applicants are still required to appear at the Hall County Probate Court to sign the application. Please read the instructions before logging in to understand the process.

License Requirements

Identification

When applying for a Marriage License, applicants must present either a valid driver's license, other identification card with photo and birth date, or valid passport.

Prior Marriages

If either applicant has had a prior marriage they will need to produce, at the time of application, a copy of the Final Judgment or Decree of Divorce signed by the Judge of Superior Court, or if either applicant's former spouse is deceased a death certificate will be required.

No Blood Test is Required

As of July 1, 2003, blood tests are no longer required to obtain a marriage license.

Both Parties Must Be Present

Both parties will be required to be present at the Hall County Probate Court at the time of application in order to sign the application.

Fees & Costs

Waiver

You may qualify for a waiver of the application fee if you attend a qualifying premarital education program pursuant to Georgia House Bill 378 which entails a minimum of 6 hours of counseling. You must present this Certification of Qualifying Premarital Education Program Form (PDF) at the time of application in order to receive the discount on your license.

Fee Breakdown

Fees Without Certification of Premarital Counseling
With Certification of Premarital Counseling
Application Fee
$40 $0
Vital Records Recording Fee
$1 $1
Children's Trust Fund Fee
$15 15
Total $56 $16