Quick Tips for Marriage License Applicants in Fulton County

Age: Must be at least 18 years of age.

Who: Both Applicants must appear in person.

Where to Apply: (a) If one or both persons to be married are residents of Georgia you may apply for a marriage license in any county in Georgia.

(b) If neither applicant is a resident of Georgia you must then apply for the marriage license in the county where the ceremony is to be held.

When: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Proof of Age by Providing: Including but not limited to a Driver’s License, Passport or Birth Certificate. (Documents not in English must be accompanied by certified English translation). See OCGA §19-3-36.

General Information: If applicable, customers need to know their date of divorce and/or date of death of the previous spouse.

If a divorce was granted, for either party, within 30 days of applying for a marriage license, then the party must provide a copy of the divorce decree.

Cost: (Cash or Money Order only) There are two sets of fees for marriage license applications. The fee is either $56.00 (without certificate*) or $16.00 (with certificate*). The application fee is waived when the couple seeking the license has completed a qualifying premarital education program. A *certificate of completion of a qualifying premarital education program in accordance with Code Section 19-3-30.1 must be presented for the $40.00 application fee to be waived. Other fees and costs still apply. See below.

Fee Type Without Certificate of Premarital Counseling With Certificate of Premarital Counseling
Application Fee $40.00 $0.00
Vital Records Recording Fee
Code Section 31-10-21(f)
$1.00 $1.00
Childrens Trust Fund Fee
Code Section 15-9-60.1
$15.00 $15.00
Total Fee (Cash or Money Order) *$56.00 *$16.00


*Certified Copies
Certified Copies of the Marriage Certificate and Application are $10.00 each in addition to the above fees. If you would like the copies to be mailed to you, you must provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Fulton County Probate Court, 136 Pryor Street, Suite C-230, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 (404) 613-4583 or (404) 612-4640
North Service Center, 7741 Roswell Road, Suite 225, Atlanta, Georgia 30350 (404) 613-7638
South Service Center, 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, Suite 218, College Park, Georgia 30349 (404) 612-3048

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