Marriage License

Marriage licenses are issued in the County Clerk’s office. Both bride and groom must appear together. The license is valid for 30 days from the date of issuance and the license fee is non-refundable. The license must be used within the State of Kentucky.

Age Requirements

You must be 18 years of age to be married in Kentucky without parental consent. Applicants 16 & 17 years old must have parental consent and the license issued in the county of residence of the under aged applicant. If applicants are under age, the application needs to be made in the bride’s county of residence. No one under the age of 16 may be issued a license unless a District Court Judge issues a court order directing the Clerk to do so.

Procedures

No waiting period or blood test is required prior to issuance of a marriage license. In Kentucky, the bride and groom must be present to sign & swear to the information on the application.

Information Required

  • Name and address
  • Date of birth & age
  • Place of birth (If in KY give county, in another state give state)
  • Father’s Full Name
  • Mother’s Full First and Maiden Name
  • Current status of bride and groom (Single, Divorced, Annulled, Widowed)
  • Number of previous marriages of bride & groom
  • Occupations of bride & groom
  • Race of bride & groom
  • Whether bride & groom are related (first cousins are not permitted to marry)
  • Date of marriage
  • Must present a valid Driver’s License, Identification Card, Passport or other Photo ID