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GENERAL INFORAMTION   

 

According to the Texas Family Code any persons desiring to enter into a ceremonial marriage in Texas must obtain a marriage license from the county clerk of any county in Texas.  To obtain a marriage license from the Midland County Clerk's office you must be at least 18 years old,  both applicants must be present, submit proof of identity and age, provide a social security number, and pay a fee of $82.00
 
             We issue marriage licenses Monday - Friday between 8:00am and 4:30p.m. unless we are closed for a holiday
 

                  

   Acceptable forms of identification:

 

  • Driver's license                 * Concealed handgun license        * Certified copy of birth certificate
  • State ID                              * Military ID               
  • Passport                             * Matricular ID   

 

The Fee for a marriage license is $82.00.  If you have a premarital education course certificate it is a $22.00 fee that is payable only in cash or credit card.  ($4.25 Credit Card Convenience Fee)

 

  There is a 72-hour waiting period after the license is issued before the marriage ceremony can take place unless:      

 

    •  an applicant is a member of the armed forces of the United States and on active duty.
    •  you obtain a written waiver from a court with jurisdiction in family law cases.
    •  you complete a premarital education course and can produce a marriage education certificate.

                                For more information you can log onto http://www.twogetherintexas.com

 

If a marriage ceremony has not been conducted before the 90th day after the date the license is issued, the marriage license expires.

 ake place within 90 days from the date of issuance--no exceptions.

  • If divorced in Texas, there is a 30-day waiting period after the divorce is final before remarriage--unless waived. If the 30-day waiting period is waived, a certified copy must be presented at the time the license is purchased.
  • The fee is $82 cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover. (Credit card use adds an additional $4.25)
  • The fee is $22 for couples who attend the State of Texas approved Marriage Education Class and present a valid Twogether in Texas Certificate. For more information visit the Twogether in Texas website.

 

MINORS OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE
 
Applicants 16 years of age or older, but under 18 years of age must be accompanied by their parents or person authorized by court order to sign legal consent.  If parents are divorced, the parent that was granted the independent right to consent to marriage must appear and submit a certified copy of divorce decree in order to sign legal consent for marriage of a minor.   

 

 

 

 

RETURN OF MARRIAGE LICENSE
 
The person who performs a marriage ceremony is responsible for returning the marriage license to our office within 30 days from the date of marriage. The original license will be returned to you once it has been recorded.
 
CERTIFIED COPY OF MARRIAGE LICENSE
    
A certified copy of a marriage license filed in the Midland County Clerk's office may be obtained for $7.00 per certified copy. If requesting the certified copy of a marriage license  by mail, please include Name of both parties (maiden), marriage date and a return address, along with a money order or cashiers check for $7.00 per certified copy (Effective 2013 Title 25 TAC §181.22 (h) (s)).

 

For additional information please call 432-688-4401