Informal Marriage License Requirements:

  • Complete a Marriage License Application;
  • Both parties must appear together at one of the County Clerk Office locations;
  • For MINORS, both parties must be 18 years or older; effective September 1, 2017, Texas Family code 2.003 states, 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 person for general purposes;
  • Provide proof of identity and age (see list in English & Spanish);
  • Provide social security number, if you have one;
  • If DIVORCED, there is a 30 day waiting period after the divorce is final before remarriage, unless waived or divorced from each other. If the 30 day waiting period is waived, a certified copy of the divorce decree must be presented at the time the license is purchased;
  • Not presently married to someone other than the other applicant;
  • Not related to the other applicant;
  • Couple must choose a date to declare as their marriage date, taking into consideration that both applicants would be 18 years or older on the agreed date.


  • Informal Marriage License $36.00;
  • A polysleeve to protect the document can be purchased for $2.00.

Once the Declaration and Registration of Informal Marriage (Common Law) certificate is completed, signed, and recorded, certified copies will be available for purchase.