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Marriage License Guide
Greater Phoenix

(Updated 10/17/14)

To get a marriage license in the Greater Phoenix area, specifically Maricopa County, an engaged couple must appear in person together at one of the Justice Court offices listed below and each must present a government issued photo I.D. such as a driver's license. You will be required to provide a driver's license as proof of age. You must appear "in person" to obtain a marriage license in Maricopa County. Marriage licenses are NOT available online or by mail. A copy of a divorce decree is not required. No blood test is required.

The fee for a marriage license, which is valid throughout Arizona, is $76.00 payable by cash or check with a driver's license or bank guarantee card or credit card. If you are purchasing a license at the Justice Courts, they accept checks, money orders, or cashiers checks. No cash or credit cards are accepted.

It is recommended that you also purchased one or more "Certified" copies of the marriage license ($27.50 each in Arizona) to be sent to you after the license is filed by the Officiant with the Clerk of the Court. Some agencies require it but do not send it back so, ordering several "Certified" copies is recommend. If you order 2 or 3 certified marriage certificates you can begin to file multiple forms simultaneously and not have to wait for one to be returned before you file the next request to change your name.

Social Security requires it from a Bride who will be changing her name. It will be sent to you about 6 to 8 weeks after the County Court Clerk records it. Larry James will file the license the first business day after the wedding.

If you have a "passport" and your name has been legally changed due to marriage, you will need a certified copy of your marriage license to submit along with one or more official forms to have your name changed on your passport. For more information and links to download the forms you will need, click here.

You will receive your marriage license and can be married on the same day you apply for it. An unused marriage license expires one year from the date of purchase.

If you are under the age of 18, you must either have a notarized parental consent form or have your parents accompany you, present the proper identification, and sign the parental consent form in front of the clerk issuing your license.

If you are age 16 - 17 identification and one of the following documents showing proof of age is needed: a) certified copy of birth certificate; b) current driver's license; c) state or military I.D. card; or d) current passport

If you are age 15 or under, you must also have a court order. To obtain a court order you must contact Conciliation Court at: 602-506-3296.

October 17, 2014: Marriage Equality has come to Arizona! Click here for more. Our friends from the LGBT community can now get a marriage license in Arizona.

Most Justice Court offices are open until 5:00 p.m. MST, however you are encouraged to arrive by 4 p.m. to complete the paperwork.

Click here for information on "Arizona Covenant Marriage License Requirements."

Because days, times and fees are subject to change without notice, you are encouraged to call to verify days and times of office hours and form of acceptable payment before you go.

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575 North Idaho Road, #109, 85219
M-F  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
480-982-4166 -


100 North Apache Road, #C, 85326
M-F  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
623-386-4289 - Get directions


200 North San Francisco Street, 86001
M-F  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Gila Bend:

209 East Pima Street, 85337
M-F  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
602-506-1589 - Get directions


222 East Javelina, 85210-6237
M-F  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
602-506-3360 - Get directions

4811 East Julip, #128, 85205-3323
Monday and Friday ONLY
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
480-985-0188 - Get directions


601 West Jackson, 85003-2436
M-F  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - (Cash, checks & credit cards)
602-506-7400 - Get directions

10255 North 32nd Street, 85028-3851
M-F  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
602-506-3731 - Get directions

18380 North 40th Street, Suite 120, 85032
M-F  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
602-245-0432 - Get directions

4622 West Indian School Road, Suite 10, 85031-2839
M-F  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
602-245-0432 - Get directions

217 East Olympic Drive, 85042-6564
M-F  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
602-243-0318 - Get directions


1205 South Cortez Street (Yavapai County Court House - second floor), 86303
M-F  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


14264 West Tierra Buena Lane, 85374
M-F  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
602-506-3360 - Get directions


9550 West Van Buren, Suite 6, 85353-2826
M-F  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
623-936-1449 - Get directions


110 West Congress (1st Floor), 85701
M-F  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


155 North Tegner Street, Suite D, 85390-3427
M-F  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
602-506-1554 - Get directions

Updated 2/11/14

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