Marriage Licenses

Marriage Licenses

ATTENTION!

Beginning January 17, 2022, appointments will be available for the following services:

  • Marriage Licenses
  • Singles Letters

Appointments are available for the downtown location only, but NOT required

North and South Service Centers are walk in only for Marriage & Weapons License and Renewals (times and locations can be found here


To schedule an appointment:
https://booking.appointy.com/en-US/probateoffice/bookings/service

For a safer experience during the Covid-19 pandemic, we recommend that estate filings renewals be submitted by mail. 


Obtaining a Marriage License in Fulton County

Marriage License Application 

Congratulations! Any Georgia resident may apply for a license in any county in Georgia. However, if neither applicant is a resident of Georgia, you may only obtain your license in the county where the ceremony is performed. The license does not have an expiration date.

Both parties must be present in order to obtain a marriage license. Pre-marital blood test results are no longer required in the State of Georgia.

Identification: You must have proof of age by presenting one of the following:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Original or certified copy of birth certificate
  • Valid passport
  • Valid military ID

Due to COVID-19 the Annex locations have converted to cashless for license fees. Cash will only be accepted at the downtown/central locations. Credit, debit and prepared cards are accepted at all locations.

All fees are non-refundable. If you have any further questions, please call 404-612-4692 (Option 1).

If either party has been divorced within the past 90 days, please be prepared to present a copy of the final divorce decree.

After the license has been recorded and filed, you may obtain a certified copy.

Please note before arriving...

  • Applicants will only be admitted to the office based on their time of arrival and place in line.
  • Applicants MUST wear a mask or face covering, and are strongly encouraged to bring your own pen to sign the application.
  • No one will be allowed in the office except for applicants. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Completed Marriage Licenses (following the ceremony) will only be accepted by mail. Please mail to Fulton County Probate Court, Attn: Records Division,  136 Pryor Street, SW, 2nd Floor, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.
  • The marriage license fee is:
    • $56.00 (cash/credit/debit) or
    • $16 (cash/credit/debit) only if you provide to the court a Certificate of Completion for a Qualified Premarital Education Program. Please refer to O.C.G.A. §19-3-30.1. Premarital education must be completed within 12 months prior to the application of the marriage license and the couple must undergo the education together.

Applicants under 18 Years of Age

As of July 1, 2019: You must be at least 17 years of age to obtain a marriage license in Georgia. If you are 17 years of age when applying for a marriage license, you must show that you have been emancipated for not less than 15 days, and present a certificate of completion of separate specialized premarital counseling for each applicant, even if one applicant is over 18.

For more information or to check status of your Marriage License please email  Ginger.McCain@fultoncountyga.gov


Obtaining Certified Copies of Your Marriage Certificate or Marriage Application

To receive a certified copy of a Marriage Certificate issued in Fulton County via mail.

You may mail a written request to:

Fulton County Probate Court
Attn: Records Division
136 Pryor Street, SW, 2nd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Your correspondence should include the Marriage Certificate Request Form

A self-addressed stamped envelope, and a Money Order payable to Fulton County Probate Court, the fee is $10 per copy requested. All fees are non-refundable.

If you have any questions about your record request please contact the Records Division at 404-612-4693.


Wedding Ceremony Information

Wedding ceremonies can be by private ceremony that is arranged by parties. For information on who may perform ceremonies, please see O.C.G.A. §19-3-30(c).

Group ceremonies at the courthouse have been suspended due the COVID-19 pandemic.