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Our marriage license requirements makes marrying in Galveston quite simple
Main Office: 600 59th Street Suite 2001
Galveston, Texas 77551-4180
Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Before getting married in Galveston, you must have a marriage license issued by any county within the state of Texas. If you are not able to obtain your Texas based marriage license or simply desire a Galveston County Marriage License, this page will give you a look at Galveston Marriage License Requirements and help you seamlessly obtain your Galveston County Marriage License from the Galveston County Clerk’s Office.
Although you may use a marriage license from any County within the state of Texas, many couples love the idea of having a Galveston County Marriage License to document their Galveston wedding. Use the tabs below to review our Galveston Marriage License Requirements.
The state $60USD marriage license fee may be waived by attending a state approved premarital education class. Visit Together in Texas for details.
Persons marrying in Galveston and the state of Texas must be eighteen years of age or older to marry without consent of a parent.
See Galveston County Clerk’s Website for more for details on age requirements.
Both applicants must appear in person to apply for a Galveston County Marriage License.
Exception: A portion of the application process may be completed by filing an Absentee Affidavit. You must call Galveston County Clerk for details on the filing process — (409-766-2207).
Acceptable forms of identification:
Ages 18 years or Older:
NOTE: Acceptability of identifying documents determined by county level. Non-certified copies and expired documents will not be accepted.
Ages 15 to 17:
To obtain a waiver of the seventy-two (72) hours waiting period:
NOTE: The waiver form is only available at the Main Office of the Galveston County Clerk’s Office. You must notify the deputy issuing your marriage license prior to starting the marriage license application process to properly obtain your marriage license with the waiver of the seventy-two (72) hour waiting period.
You do not need a blood test to marry in Galveston or the state of Texas.
Marriages may be performed by:
The original marriage license must be returned to the County Clerk’s office where the marriage license was obtained. After the marriage is recorded, the original marriage certificate will be mailed to the applicants address as given. You may obtain a certified copy by mail or in person at any time.