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The applicant does not have to be a resident of Ohio. The applicant must apply in the county in which the applicant wants to get married. Government issued ID such as drivers license, visa, passport, state ID etc. are acceptable. The applicant needs to know the social security numbers.

If previously married, certified copy of divorce decree or a copy of deceased spouse’s death certificate is needed.

There is no Covenant Marriage Option. There is no waiting period in Ohio. It will cost the applicant approximately $50+ to get married in Ohio. There are no other tests.

Proxy Marriages and Cousin Marriages are not allowed. Only the common law marriages entered before October 10, 1991 are legal. Same Sex Marriages are allowed.

If the applicants are 18 to 21 years of age, the applicant will need to show the birth certificate. Persons aged 16-17 must have consent to marry from parents or legal guardians and may have to contact the Probate Court.

Any ordained or licensed clergymen who have presented their ordination credentials to the county probate judge, and justices of the peace can be the officiants.

License is valid for sixty (60) days.

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