Apply For An Erie Marriage License
If we want to get our marriage license in Erie, Pennsylvania, where should we go to apply?
Once you have decided to get your marriage license in Erie, you should go together to the Erie County Marriage Bureau and submit a marriage license application. You can find the Erie County Marriage Bureau in Room 123 of the Erie County Courthouse at 140 W. 6th Street in Erie, Pennsylvania. The office phone number is (814) 451-6264. The Marriage Bureau accepts marriage license applications from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can learn more about the marriage license application online at the official Erie County website: Erie Marriage License.
What do we have to do to qualify for a marriage license in Erie, Pennsylvania?
For you to qualify for a marriage license in Erie, you must both be single and at least 18 years old. The Erie County Marriage Bureau requires that you present valid photo I.D. and give your social security number. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you cannot apply for a marriage license without parental consent. If you are 15 years old, you cannot apply for a marriage license in Erie without a court order as well as parental consent.
What do we have to do to qualify for a marriage license in Erie if one of us has been married previously?
If either of you has been married previously, whoever has been married before will be required to present either the divorce decree or the death certificate relating to the end of the previous marriage.
What is the waiting period in Erie, Pennsylvania?
There is a waiting period of 3 days after the marriage license is issued before the marriage license becomes valid in Erie. Once the waiting period has passed, your marriage license will be valid anywhere in the state of Pennsylvania. Your marriage license will be valid for a period of 60 days. If you are not married before your marriage license expires, you will need to apply for a new marriage license at the Erie County Marriage Bureau.
Do we need blood tests to apply for a marriage license in Erie, Pennsylvania?
No, you do not need blood tests to be able to apply for a marriage license in Erie, Pennsylvania.
How much do we have to pay to receive a marriage license in Erie, Pennsylvania?
To receive your marriage license in Erie, you will need to pay the marriage license filing fee of $45.00.
Can we be married by whoever we want in Erie, Pennsylvania?
You need to be married by someone who is legally authorized to perform marriage ceremonies in Pennsylvania. Judges, county clerks, justices of the peace, and ordained members of religious clergy are all among those that are legally authorized to perform marriage ceremonies in Pennsylvania.
What do we do to receive a marriage certificate in Erie, Pennsylvania?
As soon as your marriage license has been returned to the Erie County Marriage Bureau and recorded, you can order a certified copy of your marriage certificate. There is a $5.00 fee for each copy. Visit Erie Marriage License to learn more.
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