Marriage License

To obtain a Marrage License:

  • Both bride and groom must appear at the County Clerk's office
  • Provide date of marriage
  • Provide name, phone number, address, and title of person who will perform the marriage (or name of temple if marriage will be performed in an LDS Temple). Persons recognized by The State of Utah authorized to solemnize marriages.
  • Both must show current valid picture identification (i.e. driver’s license, Utah ID card, passport, etc.)
  • Both must provide a Social Security Card or document showing their name and social security number (i.e. paycheck stub, W-2 form, tax return, bank statement, printed on driver’s license, etc.)
  • License fee: $30 cash or credit card  (VISA , Discover, and MasterCard accepted)
  • Bride and Groom must know their parents’ full names including mothers’ maiden names and the states where both parents were born; or country if they were born outside the United States
  • If bride and/or groom has been previously married:
    Must provide Divorce Decree or Decree of Annulment if bride and/or groom were married before and the most previous marriage ended in divorce or annulment. If marriage ended in death provide death date

 

Validity of Marriage License

  • When both parties appear and present the required documents, a marriage license is issued and becomes effective immediately
  • Marriage licenses may be used immediately upon purchase, but must be used within 30 days from the date of issuance at which time the license expires
  • Refunds or extensions CANNOT be granted
  • If the license is lost, a new one must be purchased for an additional $30 fee
  • A license issued in Cache County may be used in any county in the state of Utah

 

Qualifications and Restrictions

Any persons related to each other within, but not including the fifth degree of consanguinity (generally means first cousins) MAY NOT MARRY, except for the following:

  • First cousins may marry if both are 55 years of age or older and the district court in the county where they reside finds that either is incapable of reproduction
  • First cousins may marry if both are 65 years of age or older

 

Age Requirements

Requirements for Minors

  • A minor must obtain consent from a parent or legal guardian
  • A parent or legal guardian must give sworn consent in person at the time of application, and must provide valid identification
  • If the parents of the minor are divorced, consent shall be given by the parent having legal custody of the minor as evidenced by an oath of affirmation to the clerk
  • If the parents of the minor are divorced and have been awarded joint custody of the minor, consent shall be given by the parent having physical custody of the minor the majority of the time as evidenced by an oath of affirmation to the clerk
  • If the minor is not in the custody of a parent, the legal guardian shall provide the consent and provide proof of guardianship by court order as well as an oath of affirmation

 

Requirements for Age 15

  • Parent must be present with valid picture ID to give consent and sign oath of affirmation
  • Certified copy of Birth Certificate
  • Written authorization from a judge of the court exercising juvenile jurisdiction in the county where either party to the marriage resides; or a court commissioner as permitted by rule of the Judicial Council
  • Social Security Card or valid proof of social security number

 

Requirements for Ages 16 & 17

  • Parent must be present with valid picture ID to give consent and sign oath of affirmation
  • Certified copy of Birth Certificate
  • Current valid picture identification
  • Social Security Card or valid proof of social security number