Apply For A San Antonio Marriage License

We would like to apply for a marriage license in San Antonio, Texas. Where do we go?

You can go to any County Clerk’s office in the state of Texas to apply for a marriage license, but since you are in San Antonio, it may be most convenient for you to apply at the Bexar County Clerk’s office, located in the Paul Elizondo Tower at 101 W. Nueva Street, Suite 120, in San Antonio. Business hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office can be reached by phone at (210) 335-2216. 

Complete information is available online at the Bexar County Clerk’s office website. Go to San Antonio Marriage License and click on the link for Requirement for Marriage License Application in Bexar County.

What are the legal requirements that we need to meet to apply for a marriage license in San Antonio, Texas?

In order to submit a marriage license application in San Antonio without written parental consent, you must be at least 18 years old and unmarried. When you appear at the Bexar County Clerk’s office together, you must show a valid form of government-issued identification such as a passport or a driver’s license. You must provide your social security number. Blood tests are not required in order to apply for a marriage license in the state of Texas.

What are the requirements for applicants that are under 18 years of age?

If you are under 18 years of age, you must submit a completed “Consent and Authorization of Parent or Guardian for the Marriage of a Minor” form. This form is available online at San Antonio Marriage License. You will need to click on the link to download the form.

What are the requirements for applicants that have had previous marriages?

If one of you has been divorced, the divorce must be final for at least 30 days by the time that you apply for a new marriage license in Bexar County.

How much is the marriage license fee in San Antonio, Texas?

The marriage license fee in Bexar County is $66.00. The Bexar County Clerk’s office only accepts payments in cash. By completing the state certified marriage preparation class Twogether in Texas, you become eligible for a reduced fee. To learn more, visit the Twogether in Texas website at San Antonio Marriage License.

How long is the waiting period before we can use our marriage license?

The waiting period is 72 hours before you can use your Bexar County marriage license. By completing the Twogether in Texas class, you can have this waiting period waived. You can also have the waiting period waived if one of you is active military or works for the United States Department of Defense.

How long is our Bexar County marriage license valid after it is issued?

Your Bexar County marriage license is valid for 30 days after it is issued. Your Bexar County marriage license is valid anywhere in Texas.

Who can we invite to perform our wedding ceremony in San Antonio, Texas?  

You can invite any authorized person to perform your wedding ceremony in San Antonio, Texas. Rabbis, ministers, priests, judges, and justices of the peace can all officially perform wedding ceremonies in Texas. 

Where do go to order our marriage certificate in San Antonio, Texas?

The Bexar County Clerk’s office issues marriage certificates as well as marriage licenses. A certified copy costs $8.00 and a plain copy costs $2.00. For more information or to order you marriage certificate, visit or contact the Bexar County Clerk’s office.


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