Marriage License

 

Probate Court of DeKalb County
Marriage License Inforation

 

Location: DeKalb County Courthouse, Judicial Tower, Room B190 (basement floor) Hours of Operation (excluding holidays):  Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Note: Applications for marriage licenses are accepted until 4:00 PM.

General Information

  • Georgia residents may apply for a marriage license in any county in Georgia.
  • If neither applicant is a resident of Georgia, the marriage license must be obtained in the county where the ceremony is going to be performed.
  • The marriage license is valid only for ceremonies performed in Georgia.
  • Premarital blood tests are no longer required in Georgia.

Requirements for Marriage License

  • Both applicants must be present in order to obtain a marriage license.
  • You must provide proof of age.  Documents that are accepted include, but are not limited to, a valid driver’s license, original or certified copy of birth certificate, valid passport, or valid armed forces identification card.  See O.C.G.A. § 19-3-36 for more information.
  • You must be at least 16 years of age to obtain a marriage license.  If you are 16 or 17 years of age, parental consent is required.  See O.C.G.A. § 19-3-37 for more information.
  • If either applicant has been divorced, you must present a copy of the final divorce decree(s).
  • If either applicant presents a legal document in a language other than English, the applicant must attach a translation of the document by a certified translator.

Fees for Marriage License

  • Without Certificate of Premarital Education
    • The fee is $56.00.
  • With Certificate of Premarital Education
    • The fee is $16.00.
    • A signed and dated certificate of completion from a qualifying premarital education program with at least six hours of instruction must be provided.
    • Certificate of Completion of Qualifying Premarital Education form is available on the DeKalb County Probate Court website.
    • See O.C.G.A. § 19-3-30.1 for more information about premarital education.
  • Forms of Payment
    • Cash or money order is required.
    • Certified checks and money orders should be made payable to DeKalb County Probate Court.
    • The court does not accept personal checks, credit cards, or debit cards.
    • All fees are nonrefundable.

Certified Copies

  • The fee for a certified copy of a marriage certificate is $10.00.
  • The fee for a certified copy of a marriage license application is $10.00.
  • You can request certified copies either in person or by mail to the following address:
    • Probate Court of DeKalb County
    • 556 North McDonough Street
    • B190 Judicial Tower
    • Decatur, Georgia 30030
  • When requesting by mail, send the following:
    • Completed Request for Certified Marriage Documents form;
      • Form is available on the DeKalb County Probate Court website.
    • Money order made payable to DeKalb County Probate Court;
    • Self-addressed stamped envelope.

Wedding Ceremonies

Other Information

  • The marriage license does not have an expiration date.
  • If you have other questions, please call 404-371-3035 or 404-371-4900.

Certificate of Completion of Qualifying Premarital Education 

Marriage License Application 

Request for Certified Marriage Documents