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

I’m Getting Married

I’m Getting Married

Dec 3, 2014

NOTICE:    MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICANTS Marriage licenses will be issued for those with a date and an officiator.  Applicants can come in anytime during the month of their ceremony.  Applicants for a ceremony in another month can only get a license after the 15th of the month preceding.  For example, a couple getting married in June may come in after May 15. NOTICE:  All people entering the Courthouse must wear a mask and have their temperature taken at the security checkpoint.  The Sheriff’s office may turn away people for any health reason. The marriage clerks will require mask removal for identification.  Applicants are required to maintain the 6 foot distancing by staying at the marks on the floor unless requested to move forward by the clerk. ——————————————————————————————- 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. 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...