How can we apply for a marriage license in Memphis, Tennessee?
You can apply for a marriage license in Memphis by going together in person to the Shelby County Clerk’s office. The Shelby County Clerk’s office has two offices in Memphis. The Downtown Office is on the second floor at 150 Washington Avenue in Memphis and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The East Branch Office is in the west wing at 1075 Mullins Station Road in Memphis and is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Interesting and useful information about marriage licenses is available online at the Shelby County Clerk’s office official website: Memphis Marriage License.
How can we qualify for a marriage license in Memphis, Tennessee?
Both of you need to be single and at least 18 years of age to qualify for a marriage license in Memphis, Tennessee. When you go to the Shelby County Clerk’s office to apply, you will need to present proof of your social security and photo I.D. The kind of I.D. that is required is different depending on how old you are. To see what kind of I.D. you will be required to present, visit Memphis Marriage License.
When will our marriage license be valid for our wedding in Memphis?
Your marriage license will be valid for 30 days. Your wedding may take place in Memphis, another city in Tennessee, or in any other state that recognizes Tennessee marriage licenses. Wherever your wedding takes place, you must be sure that the officiant returns your signed marriage license to the Shelby County Clerk’s office.
Do we have to have physical examinations to be issued a marriage license in Memphis, Tennessee?
You do not have to have any physical examinations or blood tests to apply for or be issued a marriage license in Memphis, Tennessee.
How much will our marriage license cost in Shelby County, Tennessee?
Your marriage license will cost $97.50, unless you have completed at least four hours of pre-marital counseling and have a certificate of completion. If you have a certificate of completion of the required pre-marital counseling, you are eligible for a reduced marriage license fee of $37.50. You can learn more at Memphis Marriage License.
Who is authorized to perform our wedding in Memphis, Tennessee?
Ordained religious clergy members, mayors, and judges are all authorized to perform wedding ceremonies in Memphis, Tennessee. You may ask any authorized officiant to perform your wedding in Memphis.
Where do we get a copy of our marriage certificate in Memphis, Tennessee?
You can get a certified copy of your marriage certificate upon request at the Shelby County Clerk’s office. You can choose to make your request either in person or by mail. You will need to pay a $10.00 fee for each certified copy and provide the date of the marriage and the names of the bride and the groom. If you choose to request your marriage certificate by mail, send payment by check and money order along with the required information to: Shelby County Clerk, 150 Washington Ave., Memphis, TN 38103.