Emergency Marriage License
Due to the Courts limitation of public in-person access surrounding the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Court has created an emergency online marriage license procedure. Please follow the instructions below.
IF YOU PLAN TO GET MARRIED AFTER JUNE 1, 2020 PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE THE EMERGENCY MARRIAGE LICENSE. WE HAVE TURNED OUR ONLINE SCHEDULING BACK ON AND WILL BEGIN TAKING APPOINTMENTS JUNE 1, 2020. ONCE YOU HIT THE "BEGIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS ONLINE" ON OUR MARRIAGE LICENSE PAGE IT WILL ASK YOU AT THE END OF THE APPLICATION TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT.
NO WALK-IN APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.
The Marriage Bureau closes promptly at 3:30 p.m. The Court is closed on weekends, all government holidays and the day following Thanksgiving. Holiday hours may vary, so please refer to Greene County Probate Court home page for upcoming holiday hours.
Effective January 1, 2020, the fee for a marriage license is $70.00. You may pay this fee in cash or by check drawn on a local bank made payable to Greene County Probate Court. We do not accept credit cards or debit cards.
If you pay be check, issuance of the marriage license is conditioned on the check clearing the bank. We will not issue a Certified Copy of Marriage Record until your check has cleared and payment is confirmed. If the check is dishonored for any reason, there will also be a $50.00 returned check charge and a $25.00 administrative fee.Appointments take precedence over walk-ins.
Please note: Appointments cannot be made over the phone or in person. They can only be made online. In order to schedule online you must use the prompt below that says "Begin Marriage Application Process Online". After you have entered all of your information, it will give you the option to schedule your appointment.
Ohio residents must obtain a marriage license within the county where either applicant resides (at least one of the applicants must be a resident of Greene County for a marriage license to be issued by the Greene County Probate Court). The license is valid anywhere in the State of Ohio.
Out-of-State residents getting married in Ohio must obtain a license in the County where the ceremony will take place. Their license will only be valid in that County.
- The legal age for obtaining a marriage license without parental consent is 18.
- Applicants must not be closer in relationship than second cousins.
- Applicants must not have a spouse living.
- Information on how to obtain a marriage license for a minor.
- Information on how to obtain a marriage license for someone who is incarcerated.
- How to Obtain a Certified Copy of Your Marriage Record.
There are two ways to apply for your marriage license in Greene County:
You may start the application process online. Once you have completed the online application, you will need to come into the Court during our regular business hours to complete the process and obtain your license. Both applicants must come in together. See the notes below on what to bring with you.
You may come to the courthouse during our regular business hours and meet with a clerk to fill out the application and process the license. Both applicants must come in together. See the notes below on what to bring with you.
Both Applicants Must Bring
A valid driver's license or state ID with date of birth and current address. In lieu of a valid driver's license or state ID, the Court will accept a birth certificate and social security card. All social security numbers are held in confidence. If a correct address is not on the ID, you may bring a piece of mail addressed to you at your current address in order to prove your residency.
If an applicant does not speak English an interpreter must be present during the application process. Please Note: The interpreter cannot be the other applicant.
If you have been married before:
You must provide a copy of the most recent divorce or dissolution decree. The copy must have the case number, the Judge's signature, and the Court's time-stamp on it.
You must provide a photo copy of a Death Certificate if your previous spouse is deceased and no divorce or dissolution took place.
If you have done a legal name change:
You must provide a copy of the Judgment Entry changing the name. The Judgment Entry must have the Court stamp on it, as well as a Judge's signature.