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How To get Your Marriage License

The process to get your license is similar throughout Texas. The bride and groom can obtain their marriage license from any County Courthouse at the County Clerk's Office in the State of Texas.

Harris County
Administration Building Downtown/County Clerk's Office
1001 Preston, Houston, Texas 77002
4th Floor
(713) 755-6405
701 W. Baker Road
Baytown (281) 422-0253
Chimney Rock
6000 Chimney Rock
Houston (713) 660-7902
Clay Road
16715 Clay Road
Houston (281) 859-0685
Clear Lake
16603 Buccaneer
Clear Lake (281) 486-7250
6831 Cypresswood Dr.
Spring (281) 379-1057
7900 Will Clayton Parkway
Humble (281) 540-1173
N. Shepherd
7300 North Shepherd
Houston (713) 697-5193
107 E. Shaw
Pasadena (713) 473-9048
South Belt
10851 Scarsdale
Houston (281) 464-0115

Montgomery County
Main Office
210 W. Davis (Hwy 105)
Conroe, Texas 77301
Info: 936-539-7885
Fax: 936-760-6990
East County Annex
Hwy 59 and FM 1485 Southbound Feeder Road
New Caney, Texas 77357
Info: 281-577-8976
Fax: 936-538-8153
South County Annex
1520 Lake Front Circle
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
Info: 281-364-4241
Fax: 936-788-8356

Note: A few Counties require an affidavit from each applicant stating they are not delinquent in any court-ordered child support payments. Please call the County Clerk's office to see if this applies and for instructions on this process.
(Harris County does not require this affidavit.) The Bride and Groom should go to the County Clerk's office to obtain their marriage license. Harris County Clerk's office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The license is valid for 30 days from the date of issuance. There is a 72 hour waiting period. This waiting period cannot be waived unless:

  1. An applicant is a member of the armed forces of the United States and is on active duty; or
  2. An applicant obtains an order of a district court to waive the 72 hour waiting period.
****No blood tests or health certificates are needed****

The Bride and Groom will need:

  1. A valid form of identification-a driver's license from any state, a US passport or a certified copy of their birth certificate;
  2. A Social Security Number; and
  3. The cost of a marriage license in Harris County is $41. The price for a marriage license can vary from county to county, so please contact the county in which you get the license. You may get your license in any county within Texas, and it is valid even if married in a different county in Texas.
If either party was previously married, a divorce decree by either party must be final 30 days prior to the marriage taking place.

The Bride and Groom will need to give the license to the person who is officiating the ceremony who will sign and complete the license and return it to the County Clerk's office.

830 Country Club Dr.  •  New Caney, Texas 77357
(281) 399-8614  •  (281) 689-9519 - FAX