I am getting married in Arlington, Texas. Where do I need to go to submit my application for a marriage license?
While you are welcome to submit your application for a marriage license at any County Clerk’s office in the state of Texas, the County Clerk’s office most convenient to Arlington is the Tarrant County Clerk’s office. The Tarrant County Clerk’s office is located at 200 Taylor Street, Suite 301
in Fort Worth. Your marriage license will be valid in any county in Texas.
The Tarrant County Clerk’s office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. You must appear in person together with the person that you are marrying when you go to submit your marriage license application.
Is there an online application for marriage licenses in Tarrant County?
Yes. You can find the online marriage license application at Arlington Marriage License. However, you will still need to appear together in person at the County Clerk’s office to sign and pick up your marriage license.
What if my fiancé cannot come with me when I go to submit our marriage license application in Arlington, Texas?
If you cannot appear together at the Tarrant County Clerk’s office when you go to submit your marriage license application, you will need to submit an absent applicant form.
What are the requirements to receive a marriage license in Arlington, Texas?
Both of you need to be at least 18 years old and unmarried when you submit your marriage license application. 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. You will also need to know your social security number. If either of you has been divorced previously, the divorce must be final for at least 30 days before you submit your marriage license application.
Can I apply for a marriage license in Arlington if I am under 18 years of age?
You can still apply for a marriage license if you are under 18 years of age, but you need to be at least 16 years of age and a parent or guardian must be present with you at the County Clerk’s office when you go to apply.
How much does a marriage license cost in Arlington, Texas?
A marriage license in Tarrant County costs $71.00. You may choose to pay the $71.00 fee with cash or credit cards. Note that credit card transactions are subject to a 3 percent transaction fee.
After I receive my marriage license, is there a waiting period before I can have my wedding in Arlington, Texas?
The waiting period is 72 hours after your marriage license is issued. You may apply to have this waiting period waived. The waiting period will be waived automatically if you or your fiancé are active military or work for the United States Department of Defense.
How long is a Tarrant County marriage license valid after it is issued?
A Tarrant County marriage license is valid for a period of 30 days after it is issued.
Who can perform my wedding in Arlington?
Anyone authorized to perform wedding ceremonies in the state of Texas can perform your wedding in Arlington. Authorized persons include rabbis, ministers, priests, and judges. For a complete list of authorized persons, see Arlington Marriage License.
Where do I need to go to receive my marriage certificate in Arlington, Texas?
The Tarrant County Clerk’s office issues marriage certificates. You may order your marriage certificate in person or by mail. A certified copy costs $21.00. You may order additional copies at the same time for a fee of $10.00 each. For more information, see Arlington Marriage License.