You may apply for your marriage license Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the South College St. location.
The license fee is $93.50. The cost is reduced to $33.50 if the couple completes a premarital preparation course from a qualified instructor and submits the Certificate of Completion form when applying for the license. Please note the instructor’s signature must be notarized.
When paying by card (Master Card, Visa, & Discover) there is a 2% +$0.25 additional charge.
Both parties must be 18 years of age or older.
For juveniles age 17, the other partner cannot be more than four years older than the minor. The juvenile’s parent(s) or legal guardian must be present at the time of application. The natural parent(s) or legal guardian must present a picture ID plus a Social Security Card. Legal guardians must also present proper court paperwork showing that they are the legal guardian.
Juveniles under 17 years of age are not permitted to legally marry.
Both applicants must appear in the office together to sign the permanent record book. There is no waiting period. The State of Tennessee does not require a blood test. The license must be used within 30 days from the date of issue.
Two forms of valid identification must be provided.
Primary identification can be one of the following:
- Driver’s license
- Certified birth certificate
Secondary identification can be one of the following:
- U.S. Social Security Card
- Birth Certificate
- Health Insurance Card
- Voter’s Registration Card
A license issued in Wilson County is valid throughout the State of Tennessee. The rite of matrimony may be solemnized by any of the persons listed in T.C.A. 36-3-301.