How to Obtain a Marriage License in Williamson County TN

January 28, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

How to Obtain a Marriage License in Williamson County TN

Before a marriage can occur in Tennessee, a license must be obtained from a County Clerk.  Williamson County Clerk office is located at 1320 West Main Street in Franklin, TN in Suite 135.

Fees: There is a fee to obtain a marriage license, they are as follows:

  • If you have marriage counseling and the counselor signs a counseling form and has it notarized, the fee is $35.00
  • If you do not have any marriage counseling, the fee is $95.00

Ministers of the Gospel, Rabbis, Christian Science practitioners, and various civil officials are authorized by law to solemnize a marriage.
Marriage license requirements are specific to each applicant’s age. Please refer to the following guidelines:

 

18 Years of Age or Older

-Blood tests not needed
-No waiting period

-ID requirements:
-Proof of Social Security Number (Social Security Card or Driver License containing SSN)
PLUS – one of the following: State certified birth certificate, Driver License, State Issued ID

-Identification guidelines for Legal Aliens who do not have a social security number:
1) Each with valid expiration dates: Passport and American Visa, or
2) Resident Alien Card

-You must know the following:
Parents full name (including maiden name of mother)
Parents state of birth and address (if living)
Applicant’s number of prior marriages
Date last marriage ended (if applicable)

-A marriage license is valid for 30 days after issuance and may be executed outside of Tennessee. However, it must be returned to the issuing Clerk for recording and filing with the Tennessee Vital Records Office.

16 or 17 Years of Age

-Blood tests are no longer needed

-Parent or guardian must accompany in applying for license. Custodial Parent must bring custody papers (if applicable) to show proof of custody.

-Identification guidelines for Legal Aliens:
1) Each with valid expiration dates: Passport and American Visa, or
2) Resident Alien Card

-An underage application, which includes a three-day waiting period, is required unless waived by a Court of Record or the County Mayor. The waiting period is automatically waived if both parents of underage parties join in making the application.

-ID requirements:
-Proof of Social Security Number (Social Security Card or Driver License containing SSN)

-You must know the following:
Parents full name (including maiden name of mother)
Parents state of birth and address (if living)
Applicant’s number of prior marriages
Date last marriage ended (if applicable)

-A marriage license is valid for 30 days after issuance and may be executed outside of Tennessee. However, it must be returned to the issuing Clerk for recording and filing with the Tennessee Vital Records Office.

15 Years of Age or Younger

-Court consent must be granted before license may be issued

-Blood tests are no longer needed

-Parent or guardian must accompany in applying for license. Custodial Parent must bring custody papers (if applicable) to show proof of custody.

-Identification guidelines for Legal Aliens:
1) Each with valid expiration dates: Passport and American Visa, or
2) Resident Alien Card

-An underage application, which includes a three-day waiting period, is required unless waived by a Court of Record or the County Mayor. The waiting period is automatically waived if both parents of underage parties join in making the application.

-ID requirements:
-Proof of Social Security Number (Social Security Card or Driver License containing SSN)

-You must know the following:
Parents full name (including maiden name of mother)
Parents state of birth and address (if living)
Applicant’s number of prior marriages
Date last marriage ended (if applicable)

-A marriage license is valid for 30 days after issuance and may be executed outside of Tennessee. However, it must be returned to the issuing Clerk for recording and filing with the Tennessee Vital Records Office.


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