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Oklahoma City, OK



Residency Requirement in Oklahoma:

We recommend getting this legal aspect of your wedding out of the way about a month before your wedding date.

Since requirements any vary as each county in Oklahoma could have their own requirements, we recommend that you contact the County Clerk of the county where you plan on getting married.

Residency Requirement in Oklahoma:

You do not have to be a resident of Oklahoma.

ID Requirement:

Drivers License or certified birth certificate or passport and his or her Social Security number. 

Previous Marriage:

Your divorce must be final. However, you may not get married for a period of six months after the divorce decree is filed. Having the divorce decree with you is a good idea.

Covenant Marriage Option:

Waiting Period in Oklahoma:

There is no waiting period in Oklahoma unless you are a minor.

Fees in Oklahoma:

It will cost you between $25 - $50 to get married in Oklahoma. The charge varies from county to county - cash or money order only. Some counties will accept a local check.

Couples who take a premarital counseling course "conducted by a health professional or an official representative of a religious institution" will be charged only $5 for a marriage license.

Check with the Court Clerk to make sure the course facilitator has been approved by the county.

Other Tests:

As of November 1, 2004, you will not need to have a blood test.

Proxy Marriages in Oklahoma:
No. Both parties must be present.

Cousin Marriages in Oklahoma:

Common Law Marriages in Oklahoma:

No. However, your common law marriage will be recognized in Oklahoma if it was created before November 1, 1998. There is
controversy in Oklahoma over this legislation and whether or not common law marriages are valid in Oklahoma.

Same Sex Marriages in Oklahoma:

No. In November, 2004, voters passed a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage.

Under 18 in Oklahoma:

Parents must appear at the courthouse with the couple to sign a consent form. Minors must wait three days (72 hours) before the marriage license is valid.

A person who is under the age of 16 may not get married in Oklahoma without a court order.

Officiants in Oklahoma:

Any ordained or licensed clergymen, and justices of the peace. There is an additional $10 fee for having your wedding ceremony conducted by a judge.

Non-residential clergy need to register their ministerial
credentials with the Court Clerk of the county where the wedding is to be conducted.


The license is good for 10 days and may be used anywhere in Oklahoma. It must be returned to the Court Clerk for recording within five (5) days of use.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

These are filed at the County level.


State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.

It is important that you verify all information with the county court clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.