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 MARRIAGE LICENSE

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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
If you have a premarital education course certificate from Twogether in Texas, the fee is
$22.00. 
A declaration of informal marriage is $47.00.

We accept cash, money orders and credit/debit cards (convenience fee applied).
 
             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   

 

  

  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 from

                            Twogether in Texas.  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.

n 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.

 

 
​​Marriage​ License Application Application for Certified Copy of Marriage License
Affidavit of Absent Applicant for Marriage License Affidavit for Correction of Marriage License
VERIFICATION Application​ ​
 

  

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 a certified copy of a marriage license  by mail, please include the name of both parties (maiden), marriage date and a return address, along with a money order or cashiers check for the correct fee. 
You can also use a credit or debit card at  https://www.officialpayments.com/.