How & Where To Obtain Marriage License in North Texas

Dallas - Ft. Worth Wedding Exchange

Updated For 2019
 Marriage License Information

Dallas, Fort Worth, Collin, Denton, Ellis & Johnson Counties - Texas

All cities including Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Irving, Garland, Plano, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Waxahachie, Richardson, Farmers Branch, Grand Prairie and all others.

 (Updated February 20, 2019)

What you need to bring for a marriage license

Proof of Identity

· Driver's license or identification card issued by this state or another state;

· United States passport;

· A current passport issued by a foreign country;

· An original or certified copy of a birth certificate issued by a Bureau of Vital Statistic for a state or a foreign government (printed within the last 10 years). Must present a valid form of government issued ID; or

· Military ID card

· Forms of identification cannot be mutilated (Ex. torn, taped together, or laminated).

Cost of Marriage License

· Currently is $81 to $85. Bring cash.

· Bring some quarters in the event there are parking meters.

· Bring a little extra cash as the fees can be increased slighting without notice

72 Hour Waiting Period

· There is a 72 hour waiting period from when you obtain the license to unless:

(a) One of the applicants is a member of the armed forces of the United States and on active duty;

(b) An applicant is not a member of the armed forces of the United States but performs work for the United States Department of Defense as a department employee or under a contract with the department;

(c) Completes a premarital education course described by Section 2.013, and who provides to the county clerk a premarital education course completion certificate indicating completion of the premarital education course not more than one year before the date the marriage license application is filed with the clerk;

 (d) An applicant obtains a written waiver from a qualified judge.

To pursue a waiver of the waiting period, phone the main Clerk's Office for the county you want to obtain the marriage license. The hours and requirements for obtaining a waiver and fees, if any, vary from day to day. Call before going for a waiver of the 72 hour waiting period.

A Marriage License Expires If Not Used Within 90 Days

 

Where To Obtain Your Marriage License

Marriage licenses are issued on a state basis. You must obtain the marriage license in the state you are marrying in. Any marriage license obtained in Texas is valid anywhere in Texas. It does not have to be from the Texas County you obtain the marriage license from.

Waiting Period

Currently a marriage license costs $81 to $85. Bring cash.

· Bring some quarters in the event there are parking meters.

· Bring a little extra cash as the fees can be increased without notice

(a) An applicant is a member of the armed forces of the United States and on active duty;

(b) An applicant is not a member of the armed forces of the United States but performs work for the United States Department of Defense as a department employee or under a contract with the department;

 (c) Completes a premarital education course described by Section 2.013, and who provides to the county clerk a premarital education course completion certificate (Together in Texas) indicating completion of the premarital education course not more than one year before the date the marriage license application is filed with the clerk;

 (d) An applicant obtains a written waiver;  

LOCATIONS TO OBTAIN MARRIAGE LICENSE BY COUNTY

Note: Call FIRST to confirm the location still issues licenses

Locations can periodically be changed

Dallas County, Texas

Downtown Dallas - Note: Parking is challenging

 Renaissance Tower

1201 Elm Street, Suite 2100A

Dallas, Texas 75270

(M-F 8:00am - 11:00am & 1:00pm - 3:00pm

South Dallas Office Government Center
7201 S. Polk
Dallas, Texas 75232
972-228-0280 (Call for hours)

Richardson Office
1411 W. Belt Line Road
Richardson, Texas 75080
214-904-3042
M-F 8:00am - 11:00am and 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Lancaster Office
107 Texas Street
Lancaster, Texas 75146
972-228-2272 Call for hours

Irving Courthouse
1841 W. Irving Blvd
Irving, Texas 75203
214-943-5981 (Call in advance)

Beckley Courthouse
410 S. Beckley Ave
Dallas, Texas 75203
214-943-5981 (Call for hours)

Tarrant County, Texas

Tarrant County Clerk
200 Taylor Street, Suite 301
817-884-1550
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. -- 5 p.m.

Denton County, Texas

Sandy Jacobs Government Center

1029 West Rosemeade Parkway
Carrollton, TX 75007-6251
(972) 434-7170
(972) 434-7171 (Fax)

M-F 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Steven E. Copeland Government Center
1400 FM 424       Suite 105
Cross Roads, TX 76227-7284
(940) 349-4400 

M-F 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Denton County Courts Building
1450 East McKinney Street
Denton, Texas 76209-4524
(940) 349-2012 M-F 8:00AM -4:30 PM

Southwest Courthouse
6200 Canyon Falls Dr.    Suite 700
Flower Mound, TX 76226
(972) 434-3950 
M-F 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

Frisco Government Center
5533 FM 423
Suite 301
Frisco, TX 75034-8975
(972) 434-3900 M-F 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

Precinct 3 Government Center
400 N. Valley Parkway
Suite 2094
Lewisville, TX 75067-3532
(972) 434-4790 M-F 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

 

Collin County, Texas

McKinney Office: 
2300 Bloomdale Road
Suite 2106
McKinney TX 75071

972-548-4185 - Call for hours

Plano Office: 
900 E. Park Blvd.
Suite 140-C
Plano, TX 75074
972-881-3025 - Call for hours

Ellis County, Texas

 Ellis County Courthouse

109 S Jackson St.
Waxahachie, TX 75165

   Phone: (972) 825-5070

 

Johnson County, Texas

 

County Clerk's Office Historic Courthouse

2 N. Main St. Room 128

Cleburne, Texas 76003

817-202-4000 extension #1633

Burleson Sub-Courthouse
247 Elk Drive Room 103
Burleson, Texas 76028
817-202-4000 extension # 1726

Where to get married?

     You can get married anywhere. No witnesses are required. A courthouse marriage should be your absolute last choice.

Marriages that start at the Courthouse - End at the Courthouse

     Getting married at the courthouse is not fast or inexpensive. You may have to wait in a hallway for hours. The fees can cost as much as $250. It is cold and meaningless. Statistically, the chances of a courthouse wedding lasting a lifetime are next to none.

    You can marry in your apartment or home, at a park, parents or friends house, restaurant - or anywhere else. Officiants - Civil or Religious - Justice of the Peace or Minister - will come to you - anywhere - no witnesses required (or a whole group of people) - as casual or formal as you want it to be. It will likely cost you less. All it takes is one phone call.

To book your wedding - anytime day or night, call us at:
 (972) 445-1329
Dallas, Collin, Denton, Tarrant, Ellis & Johnson County, Texas

Or e-mail us at revpaul@revpaul.com

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