Probate Court of DeKalb County
Marriage License Information
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT YOU MUST COME TO THE MARRIAGE & WEAPONS CARRY LICENSE DEPARTMENT IN ROOM B190 WITHIN SEVEN (7) DAYS OF COMPLETING YOU APPLICATION. OTHERWISE, YOU MUST REAPPLY. 

Location for marriage licenses: DeKalb County Courthouse, B190 Judicial Tower, (basement floor)

Hours of Operation (excluding holidays):  Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:00 PM

General Information

  • Georgia residents may apply for a marriage license in any county in Georgia.
  • If neither applicant is a resident of Georgia, the marriage license must be obtained in the county where the ceremony is going to be performed.
  • The marriage license is valid only for ceremonies performed in Georgia.
  • Premarital blood tests are no longer required in Georgia.

Requirements for Marriage License

  • Both applicants must be present in order to obtain a marriage license.
  • You must provide proof of age.  Documents that are accepted include, but are not limited to, a valid driver’s license, original or certified copy of birth certificate, valid passport, or valid armed forces identification card.  See O.C.G.A. § 19-3-36 for more information.
  • If either applicant has been divorced, you must present a final, stamped, sealed certified divorce decree(s).
  • If either applicant was previously married and the spouse died, you must present proof of death such as a death certificate or an obituary.
  • If either applicant presents a legal document in a language other than English, the applicant must attach a translation of the document by a certified translator.

Fees for Marriage License
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY – DEKALB COUNTY PROBATE COURT DOES NOT ACCEPT BILLS LARGER THAN A $20.

  • Without Certificate of Premarital Education
    • The fee is $66.00 (includes one certified copy of marriage certificate) plus $2.00 for shipping and handling.
  • With Certificate of Premarital Education
    • The fee is $26.00 (includes one certified copy of marriage certificate) plus $2.00 for shipping and handling.
    • A signed and dated certificate of completion from a qualifying premarital education program with at least six hours of instruction must be provided.
    • Certificate of Completion of Qualifying Premarital Education form can be found by clicking this link. 
    • See O.C.G.A. § 19-3-30.1 for more information about premarital education.
  • Forms of Payment
    • Cash, money orders, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover accepted.
    • Money orders should be made payable to DeKalb County Probate Court.
    • The court does not accept personal checks.
    • All fees are nonrefundable.
    • A service fee of 2.75% will be added to all credit, debit, and ACH transactions. The minimum service fee is $2.00, and the service fee will be billed by AMS and will appear on your statement as AMS*SERVICE FEE.

Certified Copies

  • The fee for a certified copy of a marriage certificate is $10.00.
  • The fee for a certified copy of a marriage license is $10.00
  • The fee for a certified copy of a marriage license application is $10.00
  • Click here to request for certified marriage documents.
  • For requests submitted online, a $2.00 shipping and handling fee will be added and payment by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover is required.
  • For requests submitted at the kiosks in the Marriage & Weapons Carry License Department, payment can be in the form of cash, money order, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. Personal checks are not accepted.
  • A service fee of 2.75% will be added to all credit, debit, and ACH transactions. The minimum service fee is $2.00, and the service fee will be billed by AMS and will appear on your statement as AMS*SERVICE FEE.

Wedding Ceremonies

Other Information

  • The marriage license does not have an expiration date.