Marriage License

Marriage license are issued in the County Clerk’s office.  Both of the parties must be present and appear together.  The license is valid for 30 days after the date of issuance and the license fee is non-refundable. The license must be used within the state of Kentucky.

Age Requirements

You must be 18 years of age to be married in Kentucky without parental consent.  Applicants 16 & 17 years old must have parental consent and the license issued in the county of residence of the under aged applicant.  If both applicants are under age, the application must be made in the county where the bride  resides.  No one under the age of 16 may be issued a license unless that are pregnant and have a District Court Judge issue a court order directing the Clerk to do so.


No waiting period or blood test is required in the state of Kentucky to receive a marriage license.  In Kentucky both parties must swear to the information on the application.
Information required:

  • Name and Address
  • Date of Birth and  Current Age
  • Place of Birth (if in Kentucky, provide name of county; in another state, provide the name of the state)
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s first and Maiden Name
  • Current Status of Both Parties (Single, Divorced, Annulled, or Widowed)
  • Number of previous of marriages Number of previous of marriages
  • Race
  • Whether Both Parties are related (First and Second cousins are NOT permitted to marry in Kentucky)
  • Date of Marriage

Filing Fee

The fee for a Kentucky Marriage License is $35.50 and first time certified copy is included in that price. Additional certified copies can be obtained for $5.00 each.