We are now requesting appointments, please see below to schedule a date and time.
- Marriage License Application
- How to Apply
- When to Apply
- Minors Requesting a Marriage License
- Certified Copies
- Officiants in Washington County
111 East Tabernacle
St. George, Utah 84770
Office hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – *4:30 pm
*Note you must have your application filled out and be seated with a Deputy Clerk no later than 4:30 pm in order for your license to be processed.
Both parties must appear at the County Clerk’s Office with proof of age, proper identification, and pay a license fee. The license fee of $50.00 is non-refundable and includes one certified copy. Debit/credit transactions will incur a 2.5% transaction fee with a $1.50 minimum charge.
Identification and proof of age is required of all persons.
Both parties need to be present with required documents. A marriage license is then issued and becomes effective immediately but must be used within 32 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.
A minor (16 or 17 year old) 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. Once all of this has been provided and done, the Petition for Authorization to Marry and Court Order forms must be submitted to the 5th District Juvenile Court. After the Court Order has been signed by a juvenile judge, bring this and all other paperwork, back to the Clerk’s Office to then obtain a marriage license.
Marriage Licenses are now considered a Vital Record under Utah State Code 26-2-22. You may fill in the online request below, request in-person or by mail if you are a:
- “Designated legal representative” (attorney, physician, funeral service director, genealogist, or other agent of the subject, or an immediate family member of the subject, who has been delegated the authority to access vital records).
- “Drug use intervention or suicide prevention effort” (a program that studies or promotes the prevention of drug overdose deaths or suicides in the state).
- “Immediate family member” (spouse, child, parent, sibling, grandparent, or grandchild).
If you do not fall into any of these categories (this does not pertain to Government Entities), please know that you will not be able to get a copy or any information regarding the license or marriage. If you do fall into the categories above, when requesting a certified copy, you will be required to provide your Government issued ID. Additional Forms of identification may be required.
The fee for certified copies is $10 for the first copy and $5 for each additional copy.
If requesting certified copies by mail or in-person, please fill out the form below and include a copy of the front and back of your Government Issued ID. If requested certified copies through the online portal, you will need to upload a picture of your Government Issued ID. Please note that the online request form does not charge you, we will be contacting you for the payment.
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.
|Justice Court Judge Lee Bunnell
Washington, UT 84780
(435) 680-1397 (mobile)
Would you like to solemnize marriages and become a marriage officiant? Washington County accepts applications for officiant designees per Utah State Code 17-20-4 Officiant designee applications fall into two categories. The first is if someone would like to officiate multiple weddings throughout the year. This annual application then places the person on the list above. The second is if someone would like to officiate one wedding. One time officiant designees should not apply unless the betrothed couple has already obtained their marriage license.