Apply For An Abilene Marriage License
We are planning to be married in Abilene, Texas. Where can we submit our application for a marriage license?
In Texas, you may submit your application for a marriage license to any Texas County Clerk’s office. Your marriage license will be valid in any other county in Texas. The Taylor County Clerk’s office is located at 300 Oak Street in Abilene and is most likely the most convenient location for residents of Abilene. The Taylor County Clerk’s office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. You must appear together in person when you submit your marriage license application.
What if one of us is unable to be present at the time that we submit our marriage license application in Abilene, Texas?
If one of you is unable to be present at the Taylor County Clerk’s office at the time that you submit your marriage license application, you will need to fill out an Affidavit of Absent Applicant application. This form can be found online at Abilene Marriage License.
What requirements do we need to satisfy before submitting a marriage license application in Abilene, Texas?
Both of you should be at least 18 years old, and you cannot be already married. You should be prepared to present a valid form of government-issued I.D. such as a driver’s license or passport in order to verify your age and identity.
If one of you is under 18 years old but at least 16 years old, you may still submit a marriage license application if a parent or guardian is present at the County Clerk’s office at the time that you apply. Also, if either of you has ended a previous marriage in a divorce, the divorce must be final for at least 30 days before you submit your marriage license application.
Are blood tests necessary to submit a marriage license application in Abilene, Texas?
No. Blood tests are not necessary because blood test results are not required for marriage licenses in the state of Texas.
How long will our marriage license be valid after it is issued?
Once issued, your marriage license will be valid for a period of 30 days.
Is there a waiting period before we can use our marriage license in Abilene, Texas?
Yes. There is a 72 hour waiting period before you can use your marriage license. You may apply to have this waiting period waived. If either of you are active military or work for the United States Department of Defense, this waiting period is waived automatically.
What will the fee be for a marriage license in Abilene, Texas?
The fee for a marriage license in Abilene, Texas will be $72.00. You must pay the fee with cash or a credit or debit card.
Who can we choose to perform our wedding ceremony in Abilene, Texas?
As long as the person that you choose is legally authorized to perform wedding ceremonies in the state of Texas, you can choose whoever you want. Rabbis, ministers, and priests over the age of 18 of any religious denomination are authorized, as well as active and retired judges.
How do we receive our marriage certificate in Abilene, Texas?
If you received your marriage license from the Taylor County Clerk’s office, you must submit a written request for your marriage certificate and pay the required fee. The required fee is $12.00.
What if we have further questions about getting our marriage license in Abilene, Texas?
You can find answers to other frequently asked questions on the Taylor County Clerk’s office official website at Abilene Marriage License.
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