Marriage licenses can be obtained from the Washington County Clerk's Office
Office hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(4:30 is the latest time that we will process a marriage license)
We are located at: 197 East Tabernacle, St. George, Utah 84770
How to Apply
Both parties must appear at the County Clerk's Office with proof of age, proper identification, and pay a license fee of $30 by check, cash, or money order. The license fee is non-refundable and includes one certified copy.
Identification and proof of age is required of all persons.
If a divorce has been granted within the last six months, you need to provide a certified copy of the divorce decree.
When to apply
Both parties need to be present with required documents. A marriage license is then issued and becomes effective immediately but must be used within 30 days from the date of purchase, at which time the license expires. Refunds and extensions cannot be granted. A license issued in Washington County may be used in any county in the State of Utah.
Minors Requesting a Marriage License
A minor must obtain consent from a parent or legal guardian. A parent or legal guardian must give sworn consent in person at the time of application and must have proper identification. If the parents of the minor are divorced, consent shall be given by the parent having legal custody of the minor by presenting court documentation and an oath of affirmation to the clerk. If the parents of the minor are divorced and have been awarded joint custody of the minor, consent shall be given by the parent having physical custody of the minor the majority of the time as evidenced by an oath of affirmation to the clerk. If the minor is not in the custody of a parent, the legal guardian shall provide the consent and proof of guardianship by court order as well as an oath of affirmation. A certified birth certificate of the minor must also be provided.
Individuals who are 15 years of age requesting a marriage license must provide a certified birth certificate, have parental consent, and appear in Clerk's Office to obtain a marriage license. They must obtain written authorization from a judge of the court exercising juvenile jurisdiction in the County where they reside. NOTE: The judge or court commissioner shall require that both parties to the marriage complete premarital counseling. This requirement may be waived if premarital counseling is not reasonably available.
Individuals requesting a marriage license who are 16 and 17 years of age must provide a certified birth certificate and be accompanied by a parent or guardian. A marriage license may be issued at the age of 18 years without parental consent. Individuals requesting a marriage license must provide one of the following: a valid drivers' license, identification card, or passport.
Additional certified copies of your marriage license are available upon request in-person or by mail. If requesting by mail, please include:
Officiants in Utah
Any ordained minister who is at least 18 years of age, Native American spiritual advisors, the Governor, Mayors, Justices of the Peace, Judges or Commissioners, County Clerks, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, retired Judges or Magistrates, U.S. Judges or Magistrates may perform weddings.