My fiance and I want to get married in Oklahoma. What do we need to do?
Before your wedding, you and your fiance must appear together at a County Court Clerk’s office to file an application for a marriage license. You must get your marriage license before your wedding in order to have your marriage be legal.
What information will we need to provide to get our marriage license?
Normally the information required for a marriage license in Oklahoma is quite basic, such as your full names, dates of birth, social security numbers, and address where you currently reside. Both the bride and the groom will need to present photo ID that confirms your identity and age, such as a driver’s license or passport, in order for the marriage license to be issued. If you have changed your name so that some of the names on your documents do not match, such as through a formal name change or a previous marriage, you will also need to bring certified documents that show the name change and that you are the same person you say you are. When in doubt, the County Court Clerk’s office can tell you what should be sufficient for your license application to be processed.
Is there a residency requirement?
No, Oklahoma does not have a residency requirement for marriage licenses, but marriage licenses issued by Oklahoma are only good for marriages that occur in the state. Does Oklahoma have a waiting period? No, there is no waiting period so the marriage license can be used immediately and is usually issued while you wait. However it is recommended that you apply for the marriage license a few days before the wedding in case there are any difficulties in processing.
Does Oklahoma have any special requirements if this is not my first marriage?
In Oklahoma, you must wait at least six months after your divorce is legally finalized before you can marry again. If it has been less than six months, it is unlikely that the County Court Clerk will issue you a marriage license, even if the wedding will take place after the six month waiting period has ended. There are no special requirements if you are a widow or widower, but it might be a good idea to bring your former spouse’s certified death certificate with you when you file your marriage license application
How much does Oklahoma charge for a marriage license?
The current fee is $50, but this is subject to change. However, if you and your fiance attend at least four hours of premarital counseling from an authorized individual and can present a certificate stating this, the fee is reduced to just $5. Your local County Court Clerk’s office will have more information on the fee schedule and what personnel are authorized to conduct premarital counseling for this purpose.
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