Marriage License Age 16-17
  • Both parties must personally appear at the Register of Deeds Office.
  • Both parties must present a certified birth certificate
  • Both parties must present a valid government picture ID card (driver's license, passport, etc.) that includes date of birth information.
  • You must bring a Social Security card or something valid with your number on it or an affidavit which indicates that you are not eligible for a Social Security number.
  • The requirement regarding divorce decrees is: If your previous marriage ended in divorce less than a year before, you will need to bring a copy of your divorce decree. If the divorce was more than a year before, you will need the exact month, day, and year of the divorce.
  • The applicant between sixteen and eighteen must file with the register a written consent to the marriage signed by the appropriate person, agency, or institution, which could be:
    1. A parent having full or joint legal custody of the underage marriage applicant; or
    2. A person, agency, or institution having legal custody or serving as guardian of the underage marriage applicant.