Apply For An Amarillo Marriage License
We are getting married in Amarillo, Texas. Where do we go to submit our application for a marriage license?
In the state of Texas, you can submit your application for a marriage license at any Texas County Clerk’s office. Once issued, your marriage license is valid in any other county in Texas. For residents of Amarillo, the most convenient location is the Potter County Clerk’s office, located at 900 S. Polk Street in Amarillo. The Potter County Clerk’s office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. You must appear together in person when you go to submit your marriage license application.
What if one of us cannot be present when we go to submit our marriage license application in Amarillo, Texas?
If one of you cannot be present at the Potter County Clerk’s office when you go to submit your marriage license application, you should submit an absent applicant form.
What requirements do we need to meet before we submit a marriage license application in Amarillo, Texas?
Both of you should be at least 18 years old when you submit your marriage license application. Both of you should be unmarried. You will need 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 either one of you has been divorced, your divorce must be final for at least 30 days before you submit your marriage license application.
Do we need to have blood tests to submit a marriage license application in Amarillo, Texas?
No. You do not need to have blood tests because blood test results are not required for marriage licenses in the state of Texas.
How long will our Potter County marriage license be valid after it is issued?
Your marriage license will be valid for a period of 30 days after it is issued.
Is there a waiting period before we can be married after receiving our marriage license in Amarillo, Texas?
Yes. You must wait for at least 72 hours after your marriage license is issued before you are married. However, you may apply to have this waiting period waived. You should note that if either of you are active military or work for the United States Department of Defense, the waiting period is waived automatically.
What is the fee for a marriage license in Amarillo, Texas?
The fee for a marriage license in Amarillo, Texas is $71.00. You may pay the fee with cash or most major credit cards. Credit card transactions are subject to a 3 percent transaction fee.
Who can perform our Amarillo wedding ceremony?
You may ask anyone authorized to perform wedding ceremonies in the state of Texas to perform your wedding ceremony in Amarillo. Rabbis, ministers, priests, and judges are all authorized to perform wedding ceremonies in the state of Texas.
Where do we go to receive our marriage certificate in Amarillo, Texas?
Marriage certificates are also issued by the Potter County Clerk’s office. Certified copies of marriage certificates for marriages that took place after January 1980 cost $80.
Can we find more information aboutparriage licenses in Potter County anywhere online?
You may find answers to your questions on the Potter County Clerk’s office official website at Amarillo Marriage License. You will need to click on the link that says “Marriage Licenses.”
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