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To obtain a marriage license in Pennsylvania:

The following are the requirements for obtaining a marriage license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

When to apply:

Minimum of five business days and a maximum of 60 days prior to the marriage ceremony.

Where to apply:

Office of the Clerk of Orphan's Court of any County of Pennsylvania.*

Double check their website as you may be able to apply online!

What is required:

Applicants must be 18 years of age in order to apply.

Drivers license or photo ID for applicants.

Divorces: a certified copy of the divorce decree(s) must be presented.

Visas are required for citizens of another country


*Please remember for a wedding taking place in Pennsylvania,

you may obtain your marriage license anywhere within the state.


Register & Clerk of Orphans’ Court

55 E. Court Street

3rd Floor, Administration Building

Doylestown, PA 18901


On line marriage license application:

Be sure to request a traditional license!

Register & Clerk of Orphan's Court

One Montgomery Plaza

4th floor

Norristown, PA 19404

610-278-3414 or 292-4965

Marriage License Bureau

Room 415 City Hall

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Marriage License Department

(215) 686-2233

Register of Wills

Government Center

201 W. Front St.

Media, PA 19063


Register & Clerk of Orphans’ Court

201 W. Market StreetSuite 2200

West Chester, PA 19380


Clerk of Orphans Court

Dauphin County Courthouse

103 Market Street, Room 103

Harrisburg, PA 17101-2080


To obtain a marriage license in New Jersey:

Where to apply:

The marriage license application is to be made in the New Jersey municipality in which either party resides and the license is valid throughout the State of New Jersey.

If neither applicant is a New Jersey resident, submit the application in the municipality where the marriage ceremony will be performed, the license is only valid in the issuing municipality.

Please contact the local registrar to determine if license applications are handled during business hours or by appointment.


Required documents when applying for a marriage license

Proof of identity by presenting your driver’s license, passport or state/federal I.D

Proof of your residency

Your social security card or social security number.*

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