420 McDonough Blvd SE Suite 320, Atlanta Ga 30315

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JEMELLE WOOTEN Specializing in non-traditional and LGBTQ WEDDINGS

Marriage License Guidance

MARRIAGE LICENSE GUIDANCE

 **These are only guidelines.  Please consult your local license issuing agency for more information**


  • 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, you will have to obtain your marriage license from FULTON COUNTY if you are not GA residents.
  • 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.   


Clarke County 

https://www.athensclarkecounty.com/229/Marriage-Licenses 


Bartow County 

https://www.bartowga.org/departments/courts/probate_court.php 


Clayton County 

https://www.claytoncountyga.gov/government/courts/probate-court/marriage-license 


Cobb County 

https://www.cobbcounty.org/courts/probate-court/marriage-licenses 


Dekalb County 

https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/probate-court/marriage-license 


Douglas County 

https://www.celebratedouglascounty.com/depts/146/probate_court.html 


Fayette County 

http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/courts/probate_court/marriage_license.htm 


Forsyth County 

https://www.forsythco.com/Departments-Offices/Probate-Court/Marriage-License 


Fulton County 

http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/fcprobate-marriage-license 


Gwinnett County 

https://www.gwinnettcourts.com/probate/marriage-licenses-and-certificates 


Henry County 

http://henrycountyprobatecourt.com/Marriage-Licenses 


Paulding County 

https://www.paulding.gov/190/Marriage-License 


Rockdale County 

https://rockdalecountyga.gov/about/company-history/elected-offices/probate-court-2/ 


Spalding County 

https://www.spaldingcounty.com/marriage_license.php