Marriage License

How to Apply

• Both parties of the marriage must apply in person. One party member must be a resident of Belmont County. The license can be used anywhere in the State of Ohio. If neither of the applicants reside in the State of Ohio,there will be a (5) day waiting period. The Court will issue a license only if the marriage ceremony is to take place in Belmont County.

• The minimum age for applying for a license in Ohio without parental consent is eighteen (18) years of age. No blood tests or physical examinations are required in Belmont County.

Cost – Requirements

• Purchased by CASH ONLY. $43.00
• Applicants must have ONE of the following identifications: (1) A valid driver’s license (2) A state ID. or (3) A Birth Certificate (4) Social Security Card
• If a photo ID does not have current address, please provide a document that shows your current address. 
• If either applicant is not a U.S. citizen an Immig
ration and Naturalization Service (I.N.S.) Visa is required.
• If either applicant has had a previous marriage, a copy of the final decree of the last divorce is required.

Solemnizing the Marriage

• Only a duly ordained minister who is registered with the State of Ohio, a Judge, or a Mayor may solemnize a marriage.
• To register with the Secretary of State or to find out if your minister is registered, please call (614)466-2585.
• The marriage certificate is valid for 60 days. If you are not married within 60 days, then you will have to re-apply. Your fee is not refundable or transferable.

Certified Copies

• Each Certified copy of marriage records are $3.00 and can be purchased by, cash, check or money order only. If requesting a copy of a marriage record by mail, please include your name, date of marriage, a self-addressed, stamped return envelope along with a certified check or money order for each copy requested.