To obtain a marriage license, applicants 18 years of age or older must:
- Appear together (in person) in our office
- Present a valid Photo ID (Driver's License or government-issued ID Card)
- Provide their Social Security Number
- Pay license fee of $60.00 (CASH ONLY)
Marriage licenses are issued M-F, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Based on the number of customers at any given time, the process of obtaining a marriage license is approximately 15-20 minutes.
A marriage license is valid for sixty (60) days. If the marriage license has not been used and is older than sixty (60) days, the license is then expired and considered void. At this point, applicants are required to start the process over and purchase a new marriage license.
Marriage licenses must be signed and completed by a marriage officiant whose credentials have been registered in a County Clerk's office within the State of Arkansas.
All completed marriage licenses must be recorded within the same county in which they were purchased. Completed marriage licenses may be recorded in person or by mail. If mailing, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope to ensure your marriage license will be returned to the correct address. If in person, the marriage license will be recorded and returned to you before you leave. There is no additional fee to file your marriage license.
Marriage License Copy Request
Certified copies of the license (bond page) are available for five dollars ($5) per copy, non-certified copies are available for one dollar ($1) each. Request may be made in person, or by mailing a completed Marriage License Copy Request form to our office. Requests by mail must include the appropriate fee amount and a self-addressed stamped envelope.