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In order to obtain a marriage license, both parties must be present proof of identity and age. Examples include:
A certified copy of a birth certificate may be used along with one other form of I.D. Please note that the I.D. presented will be the name used on the Marriage License.
Effective September 1, 2017, pursuant to SB Number 1705 Texas Family Code Section 23 was amended. A person under 18 years of age may not marry unless the person has been granted by this state or another state a court order removing the disabilities of minority of the applicant for general purpose.
There is a 72 hour waiting period before the license can be used after it is issued. The 72 hour waiting period can be waived if you:
The Marriage License if good for 90 days after issuance.
The fee for a Formal Marriage License in Wise County is $88 and the cost for an Informal Marriage License (Common Law) is $53. Marriage licenses are cash only.
If you have completed the state marital education course Twogether in Texas then $60 will be deducted from the fee of a formal marriage license. You must bring the certificate from the education course with you when you obtain the license to have the $60 deducted.