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How and Where to Apply for a Marriage License in Northeast Ohio


While you’re spending all this time planning your wedding, you may have forgotten one thing – to apply for your marriage license! Here’s what you need to know and where you should go to make sure your marriage is legal.

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If you’re an Ohio resident, apply for your marriage license in the county you live in, not the county in which you’ll be getting married. For out-of-state residents, apply in the county where your ceremony will take place. Because some counties have a waiting period or slow turn-around, you should apply a few weeks early. Not too early, though; if a license is not used within 60 days, it will expire.

Once both of you have signed your license, your Officiant will sign as a witness and send it to the Marriage License Bureau to be authorized. You should request at least three certified copies (they’re certified if they have a raised seal) to use for name changing procedures.

To apply for your license, you’ll need:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Photo ID
  • Proof of Citizenship/Residency
  • Death Certificate if widowed
  • Divorce Decree if divorced
  • Payment for fees – accepted form payments vary from county to county
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Contact Info for Your County

Ashtabula County

25 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, Ohio 44047
Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
$45 cash only

Carroll County

119 S. Lisbon St. Suite 202, Carrollton, Ohio 44615
Monday-Friday 8:00am – 34:00pm
$36 cash only

Columbiana County

105 S. Market St., Lisbon, Ohio 44432
Monday-Friday 8:00am – 3:30pm
$55 cash only

Coshocton County

426 Main St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
$52 cash or check

Cuyahoga County

1 Lakeside Ave. E. Room 146, Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Monday-Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm (must be in the office by 4pm)
$60 cash, money order, or debit/credit card ($2.95 fee)
Register online at www.cuyahogacounty.oh

Erie County

323 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, Ohio 44870
Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
$43 cash only

Geauga County

231 Main St. Suite 200, Chardon, Ohio 44024
Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:15pm
$74 cash, banker’s check, or money order

Holmes County

1 E. Jackson St. Suite 201, Millersburg, Ohio 44654
Monday-Friday 8:30am – 4:15pm
$56 cash, check, money order, or debit/credit card ($2 fee)

Huron County

2 E. Main St. Room 106, Norwalk, Ohio 44857
Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
$57 cash, or debit/credit ($2 fee)

Lake County

25 N. Park Place, Painesville, Ohio 44077
Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
$62 cash only

Lorain County

225 Court St. 6th Floor, Elyria, Ohio 44035
Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm (for same day issue, visit before 3:15pm)
$57 cash only

Mahoning County

120 Market St., Youngstown, Ohio 44503
Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
$43 cash only

Medina County

93 Public Square, Medina, Ohio 44256
Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm (must be in the office by 4pm)
$62 cash only

Portage County

203 W. Main St. 2nd Floor, Ravenna, Ohio 44266
Monday-Friday 8:00am – 3:30pm
$57 cash or money order

Stark County

110 Central Plaza South Suite 502, Canton, Ohio 44702
Monday-Friday 8:30am – 4:15pm
$42 cash only

Summit County

330-643-2346; 330-643-4108
209 S. High St. Akron, Ohio 44308
Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
$50 cash, check (with ID), or credit card (3% fee) (American Express not accepted)

Trumbull County

161 High St. NW., Warren, Ohio 44481
Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
$70 cash only

Tuscarawas County

103 E. High Ave., New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
$70 cash only

Wayne County

107 W. Liberty St., Wooster, Ohio 44691
Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
$72 cash, check, or money order

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