Marriage License

Marriage licenses are issued in the County Clerk’s office. The applicants 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. If either of the parties is 17 years of age, a marriage license shall not be issued unless: (a) the party who is 17 years of age presents to the clerk a certified copy of a court order by a family court or District Court judge that grants the party permission to marry and removes the party's disability of minority (b) at least 15 days have elapsed since the court order was granted. No license shall be issued if either of the parties is under 17 years of age.

Procedures

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

Information Required

  • Name and address
  • Date of birth & age
  • Place of birth (If in KY give county, in another state give state)
  • Father’s Full Name
  • Mother’s Full First and Maiden Name
  • Current status of the applicants (Single, Divorced, Annulled, Widowed)
  • Number of previous marriages of the applicants
  • Occupations of the applicants
  • Race of the applicants
  • Whether the applicants are related (first cousins are not permitted to marry)
  • Date of marriage
  • Must present a valid Driver’s License, Identification Card, Passport or other Photo ID