How to Get Married in Texas?
In order to officially get married in the State of Texas, it is important that you fulfill all of the necessary requirements to attain your marriage license before your wedding day.
As long as you meet the criteria below, you should be granted a marriage license in the county that you apply for. You do not need to live in the county to receive a marriage license there. Remember that marriage licenses are only valid for 90 days.
Couples are required to take a premarital course before applying for their marriage license. This will help the participating parties prepare for marriage, and help avoid the pitfalls of divorce. This course will give the couple a 30-60% discount on their marriage license and eliminate the customary 3-day waiting period.
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Once the participating parties are ready to apply for the marriage license, it is important that they make sure that they have proof of identity, age, and residency. Both individuals must be at least 18 years old and show some form of identification (state driver's license, state ID, or passport).
You may also get a head start by filing for your marriage license application electronically on your county's Kiosk online. Some County Clerk of Courts in Texas required that you register and obtain an appointment with your County Clerk of Court before arriving at the courthouse.
Both individuals bound by this relationship must be present to receive their marriage license. Plan a date and time that you can both commit to going to the nearest location where marriage licenses are authorized.
Make sure you present your "certificate of completion" to your County Clerk before attaining your marriage license this will secure the waiving of your 3-Day waiting period, and grant you your thirty percent (30%) discount on your marriage license.
Take a minute to gather any of the following information:
The United States Driver's License, Passport, State Provided Identification Card, Residence Card.