**These are only guidelines. Please consult your local license issuing agency for more information**
Please keep in mind that simply obtaining your marriage license does NOT mean that you are married. Your marriage isn't legal until an officiant signs your marriage license.
- You both MUST be present when applying for your marriage license.
- Both parties must have a valid form of ID in their possession (State issued license, Military ID, Passport, Etc) when applying for your marriage license.
- If either of you has been married before, you may need to furnish a divorce decree or death certificate.
- Non GA residents MUST obtain their marriage license in the county where the wedding will be held. If we are doing only a marriage license signing in my office, you will have to obtain your marriage license from FULTON COUNTY if you are not GA residents.
- Your intended married name WILL NOT appear on your marriage license OR marriage certificate.
- Make sure your name is spelled correctly on the Marriage License before you leave the court.
- I recommend obtaining your marriage license no later than one week prior to your wedding. In some counties, the license does not expire, but there are some that have a 60 day expiration date. Please consult your local agency for more details.
The courts listed below issue marriage licenses for Atlanta and surrounding areas.