SUMMIT COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS - PROBATE DIVISION
JUDGE ELINORE MARSH STORMER

I’m Getting Married

I’m Getting Married

Dec 3, 2014

In Ohio, the Probate Court issues marriage licenses. Once the license is issued, it is valid for 60 days. If 60 days pass without getting married, the marriage license expires and you must reapply for a new license. A male who is at least eighteen years old and a female who is at least sixteen years old, who are no closer of kin than second cousins, may apply for a marriage license. When applying for a license, both applicants must appear at the Court.  The court will not issue a license to anyone who appears under the influence of drugs or alcohol. To view a video on the Marriage Application process, please click on: Marriage Video   Residency Requirements: If you plan to get married in Ohio, you must have an Ohio marriage license. Apply for your license in the County where either of you live. If you live outside Ohio, but plan to get married in Ohio, apply for a license in the County where the ceremony will take place. If you apply here, but your identification shows residency in another county, the Court requires proof of Summit County residency (Utility Bill, Cable Bill, Rental/Lease Agreement, Bank Statements, etc.)   Information Needed: Each applicant must provide their Social Security number (kept confidential), current address, age, birth date, place of birth, and birth names of each father and mother. If the birth name of the parent is unknown, you must bring your birth certificate to the Court. Applicants must have a valid government-issued photo ID (Driver’s License, State ID, Passport, Military ID, or Green Card). Fill out the Marriage License Application and review all the information for accuracy. Print the completed application form. You and the person you are marrying must bring the completed application and all necessary information to the Summit County Probate Court. In order to process your application and issue a license, it is advised that you be at the Court no later than 3:45 p.m. Marriage License – FAQ’s   Previous Marriages: If your most recent marriage ended by divorce, dissolution or annulment, you must bring a CERTIFIED copy of the final decree or judgment entry to the Court at...