Marriage License/ Application
Appointments Now Available!
For your convenience, schedule an appointment to apply for a Marriage License at one of the following Maricopa County Clerk of the Superior Court locations:
- Downtown Customer Service Center - 601 W. Jackson St., Phoenix, AZ 85003
- Southeast Court Complex - 222 E Javelina Dr., Mesa, AZ 85210, Suite 1650
- Northeast Regional Court - 18380 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032
- Northwest Regional Court - 14264 W. Tierra Buena Ln., Surprise, AZ 85374
*Please note that you cannot schedule appointments for any other locations from this site.
To help us serve you better, please check in when you arrive at your location.
Appointments will be honored ahead of walk-in customers.
Be sure to arrive early enough to give yourself sufficient time to fill out the required
forms before your appointment, or have the forms completed in advance.
While we will continue to process walk-in customers at all locations between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday through Friday, making an appointment provides
us an opportunity to best serve you and avoid any possible delays that may occur.
To make an appointment, click the Book Now button.
The fee for a marriage license is $83.00 payable by cash or money order, debit card or credit card. If you are
purchasing a license at the Justice Courts, only money orders are accepted.
Both parties must be present to obtain a marriage license. Each individual is required to provide a valid government-issued photo I.D., such as a
driver's license, passport, etc. to show proof of age and confirm identity. NOTE: a Matricula Consular I.D. card is not an acceptable form of
identification for any type of marriage license to be issued. Arizona Revised Statute 25-121(B) requires applicants to provide their social security number
(SSN), if any. Except for child support purposes, the Clerk's Office may not release SSNs without the applicant's written request.
To print the "Marriage License Application Form,"click here."
A copy of a divorce decree is not required; blood tests are not required.
A marriage license must be issued prior to the ceremony taking place, signed at completion of the ceremony, and returned by the officiator not more than
30 days after the ceremony has taken place in order for the license to be recorded.
You will receive your marriage license on the same day you apply for the license, and can be married on the same day, if you have made arrangements with an
officiator of your choice to perform the ceremony. However, you have up to one (1) year from the date the marriage license was issued to get married, as the
license expires one (1) year from the date of purchase.
After the bottom portion of the license has been returned and recorded, a certified copy can be requested and mailed to you for an additional $37.50 payable
at the time you apply for the license or any time afterwards, or $30.50 if you provide a business-size, self-addressed stamped envelope at the time of your request.
For further information, you may call (602)37-CLERK, or (602)372-5375.
Marriage License / Age Requirements
Effective August 3, 2018, if you are under 16 years of age, you are prohibited from marrying.
If you are at least 16 years of age and under 18 years of age, the following are required:
- either a certified copy of an Emancipation Order, OR a notarized Clerk's Office parental consent form along with the front and back of your parent(s) or legal guardian's identification, or have your parent(s) or legal guardian accompany you and present proper identification and sign the parental consent form in the presence of the clerk issuing your marriage license; AND
- a certified copy of your birth certification; AND
- one of the following government issued picture I.D.'s is required: a) current driver's license; b)state or military I.D. card; c) current passport; d) or other governmental issued picture I.D.
- The younger applicant's prospective spouse cannot be more than 3 years older than the younger applicant.
To print the "Consent for Marriage of Minor," click here."
License / Requirements
Requirements for couples who are getting married
According to legislation (A.R.S. 25-901-906) which became effective Aug.
21, 1998, couples who are planning to apply for a Covenant Marriage License
must provide a notarized statement from the clergy or marriage
counselor who provided their premarital counseling.
The notarized attestation/statement should confirm that:
the parties were advised about the nature and purpose of a covenant
- the parties were advised regarding the limited reasons for ending
marriage by legal separation or divorce; and
- the parties were given a copy of the pamphlet, Covenant Marriages
in Arizona, published by Arizona Office of the Courts (AOC).
At the Marriage License Office, the engaged couple will be asked to sign
a marriage license affidavit and the "Declaration of Intent to Enter
Into a Covenant Marriage" which states they met statutory requirements.
Requirements for couples who want to convert their marriage to a covenant
Couples who are already married may convert their existing marriage to
a covenant marriage. It does not matter where their license was issued.
Solemnization (a wedding ceremony) is not required to accomplish the conversion
to a covenant marriage.
The married couple
will need to bring a copy of their marriage license and will be required to sign a marriage license affidavit and a "Declaration
of Intent to Enter Into a Covenant Marriage"
form at the Marriage License Office. The fee to convert a traditional
license to a covenant marriage is $30.00.
The cost for the Covenant License is $83.00, which is the same as the Traditional
To get a copy of the Covenant Marriage in Arizona booklet
The Arizona State Supreme Court has an electronic version of the booklet on their website.
To view the booklet, "click here"
and select "Covenant Marriages."
You may also contact a member of the clergy or a marriage counselor.