If you're getting married in the state of Oklahoma you must first apply for a wedding license at any in-state county clerk office. These offices, some of which are referred to as the "marriage license bureau," are usually located in the county probate court or circuit court. This document outlines the requirements you must adhere to in order to get a valid marriage license that can be used statewide. Let's begin…

Cost of Your License

How much does a marriage license cost?

The marriage license fee is $50.00 dollars. Couples who have completed a state sanctioned premarital counseling course will be charged $5.00 for a marriage license. Accepted forms of payment are cash or money order.

Residency Requirement

Are there any special residency conditions for in-state or out-of-state residents?

There are none. You do not have to be a previous or current resident of Oklahoma to obtain a marriage license that will be valid statewide.

Waiting Period

After I submit my application how long do I have to wait before I receive my marriage license?

There is no waiting period. You will receive your marriage license immediately after you submit your application.

Is there a waiting period from the moment the license is given to me to the date I'm allowed to actually marry?

No, you can get married immediately after your marriage license is issued.

License Expiration

How long will my marriage license remain valid once it's been issued?

Your license will expire 10 days from the date it is issued. Once it expires, it can no longer be used to get married.

What happens if my marriage license expires before I get a chance to use it?

Unfortunately, you'll just have to get a brand new one as your expired one will no longer be recognized as valid by the state nor by the person who will be responsible for officiating your marriage.

Age Requirement

How old must I be to get married?

You must be at least 18 years of age or older to marry without parental consent. A birth certificate may be necessary to show proof of age.

What if one or both of us is younger than 18?

If either partner is under 18, parents or legal guardians must be present. If a parent can not be present, due to death, separation, divorce or other circumstances, proper evidence must be presented for verification. You will need a certified copy of your birth certificate.

Blood Test

Are blood tests and physical exams required?

No blood test or physical exam is required.

Divorced or Widowed Applicants

What if one or both partners have been divorced or have had a spouse die?

If you were previously married, the date of your divorce or the date of your spouse's death must be provided. Bring a certified copy of the divorce decree or death certificate. If necessary, a copy of your divorce records or spouse's death certificate can be ordered from your local vital records office and mailed to you.

Marriage Name Change

How do I legally change my name before or after I get married?

When you are married, you will receive a marriage certificate, which is a piece of paper proving that you are legally married. This document will serve as evidence of your marriage, which you'll need to complete the process of notifying several government agencies about your name change, as well as any non-government institutions that you do business with (ie, banks, employers, credit cards, memberships, etc).

There is an online marriage name change kit that you can use and complete before or after your marriage takes place. It's applicable for Oklahoma or any other state in the union. Completing all the necessary name change documentation prior to your wedding is recommended in order to expedite the name change process.

Proxy Marriage

What is a proxy marriage?

A proxy marriage, also known as a "proxy wedding," is when one or both partners to be married are unable to physically attend the ceremony. The missing person, or persons, will have someone "stand in" for them and serve as their "proxy."

Can I get married by proxy if I'm unable to to be present for the ceremony?

No, getting married by proxy is not allowed in Oklahoma. There are actually only five states left that do allow marriage by proxy.

Common Law Marriage

What is a common law marriage?

The term "common law marriage" refers to an informal marriage, based upon cohabitation and a mutual understanding by both partners, rather than getting married through a civil or religious ceremony. The latter, more common approach, would require an actual Oklahoma marriage license.

Is a common law marriage a legal option for me instead of undergoing a conventional marriage?

Yes, common-law marriages are allowed in Oklahoma. The fact that it is a viable option in this state is notable considering common law marriage is not available in four-fifths of the country.

Cousin Marriage

Can I get married to my cousin?

No, cousin marriages are not allowed.

Same Sex Marriage

Are same sex marriages legal?

Yes, same-sex marriages are allowed and legally recognized in Oklahoma.

Where to Go

Where do I physically need to go to get my marriage license?

Oklahoma has 73 offices where a marriage license can be acquired. Simply choose a location below to visit. Phone numbers as well as map and accompanying driving direction links are provided for every address.

Adair County Clerk
200 West Division St
Stilwell, OK 74960
Alfalfa County Clerk
300 South Grand
Cherokee, OK 73728
Atoka County Clerk
200 East Court St
Atoka, OK 74525
Beaver County Clerk
P.O. Box 338
Beaver, OK 73932
Beckham County Clerk
P.O. Box 428
Sayre, OK 73661
Blaine County Clerk
200 N Weigel St, #101
Watonga, OK 73772
Bryan County Clerk
420 West Evergreen
Durant, OK 74701
Caddo County Clerk
P.O. Box 68
Anadarko, OK 73005
Canadian County Clerk
P.O. Box 458
El Reno, OK 73036
Carter County Clerk
P.O. Box 1236
Ardmore, OK 73402
Cherokee County Clerk
213 West Delaware, Rm 200
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Choctaw County Clerk
300 East Duke
Hugo, OK 74743
Cimarron County Clerk
P.O. Box 145
Boise City, OK 73933
Cleveland County Clerk
201 South Jones
Norman, OK 73069
Coal County Clerk
4 North Main
Coalgate, OK 74538
Comanche County Clerk
P.O. Box 65
Lawton, OK 73502
Cotton County Clerk
301 North Broadway
Walters, OK 73572
Craig County Clerk P.O. Box 397
301 West Canandin
Vinita, OK 74301
Creek County Clerk
P.O. Box 1010
Sapulpa, OK 74067
Custer County
Broadway & B Sts
Arapaho, OK 73620
Delaware County Clerk
#309 Krousc St
Jay, OK 74346
Dewey County Clerk
P.O. Box 368
Taloga, OK 73667
Garfield County Clerk
P.O. Box 1664
Enid, OK 73702
Garvin County Clerk
P.O. Box 26
Pauls Valley, OK 73075
Grady County Clerk
P.O. Box 1009
Chickasha, OK 73023
Grant County Clerk P.O. Box 167
112 East Guthrie
Medford, OK 73759
Greer County Clerk
P.O. Box 207
Mangum, OK 73554
Harmon County Clerk
114 W Hollis
Hollis, OK 73550
Harper County Clerk
311 South East 1St St
Buffalo, OK 73834
Haskell County Clerk
202 East Main
Stigler, OK 74462
Hughes County Clerk
P.O. Box 819
Holdenville, OK 74848
Jackson County Clerk
Corner Of Broadway & Main
Altus, OK 73522
Johnston County Clerk
407 West 8th
Tishomingo, OK 73460
Kay County Clerk
P.O. Box 450
New Kirk, OK 74647
Kingfisher County Clerk
Main & Broadway
Kingfisher, OK 73750
Kiowa County Clerk
P.O. Box 73
Hobart, OK 73651
Latimer County Clerk
109 North Central Rm 103
Wilburton, OK 74578
Le Flore County Clerk
P.O. Box 218
Poteau, OK 74953
Lincoln County Clerk
P.O. Box 126
Chandler, OK 74834
Logan County Clerk
301 E Harrison
Guthrie, OK 73044
Love County Clerks
405 West Main
Marietta, OK 73448
Major County Clerk P.O. Box 379 Airview
9th Broadway
Major, OK 73737
Marshall County Clerk
101 County Court House
Madill, OK 73446
Mayes County Clerk P.O. Box 97
1st Adair St 74361
Pryor, OK 74362
Mc Clain County Clerk Office
P.O. Box 629
Purcell, OK 73080
Mc Intosh County Court Clerk
110 First St
Eufaula, OK 74432
McCurtain County Clerk
108 North Central
Idabel, OK 74745
Murray County Court Clerk
P.O. Box 442
Sulphur, OK 73086
Muskogee County License Court Clerk
400 W Broadway St
Muskogee, OK 74402
Noble County Court Clerk
6th & Delaware
Perry, OK 73077
Nowata County Court Clerk
229 North Maple
Nowata, OK 74048
Okfuskee County Court Clerk
P.O. Box 108
Okemah, OK 74859
Oklahoma County Court Clerk
320 Robert S Kerr
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Okmulgee County Court Clerk
P.O. Box 904
Okmulgee, OK 74447
Osage County Court Clerk
6th & Grandview
Pawhuska, OK 74056
Ottawa County Court Clerk
102 East Central, # 203
Miami, OK 74354
Pawnee County Court Clerk
500 Harrison Room 202
Pawnee, OK 74058
Payne County Court Clerk
606 South Husband
Stillwater, OK 74074
Pittsburgh County Court Clerk
115 East Carl Bert Parkway
McAlester, OK 74501
Pontotoc County Court Clerk
P.O. Box 1425
Ada, OK 74820
Pottawatomie County Court Clerk
325 North Broadway
Shawnee, OK 74802
Pushmataha County Court Clerk
203 Southwest 3ed
Antlers, OK 74523
Rogers County Court Clerk
219 South Missouri, # 204
Claremore, OK 74017
Seminole County Court Clerk
P.O. Box 1180
Wenoka, OK 74884
Sequoyah County Court Clerk
120 East Chickasaw
Sallisaw, OK 74955
Stephens County Court Clerk
P.O. Box 1998
Duncan, OK 73534
Texas County Court Clerk
P.O. Box 197
Guymon, OK 35139
Tillman County Court Clerk
P.O. Box 992
Frederick, OK 73542
Tulsa County Court Clerk
500 S. Denver, #120
Tulsa, OK 74103
Wagoner County Court Clerk
P.O. Box 156
Wagoner, OK 74467
Washington County Court Clerk
420 S. Johnstone
Bartlesville, OK 74003
Washita County Court Clerk
P.O. Box 380
Cordell, OK 73632
Woodward County Court Clerk
1600 Main St
Woodward, OK 73801