If either applicant is a resident of the State of Georgia, the Marriage License may be obtained by the Probate Court in any county in the State. It is not required that the license be obtained from the county of the legal residence of either applicant.
Both applicants must be 18 years of age or older to apply for a Marriage License without parental consent. Proof of age (Driver's License, Certified Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate, Certificate of Citizenship Papers, Armed Forces Discharge Papers, Identification Card or Hospital Admission Card containing the full name and date of birth) must be presented by every applicant who does not appear to the Judge to be at least 25 years of age.
If either applicant is 16 or 17 years of age, a Marriage License may be issued only with the written consent of the parents or guardians of the underage applicant. No Marriage License shall be issued if either applicant is under the age of 16.
If either applicant has been previously married and the marriage was dissolved by divorce or annulment, a copy of the decree of divorce or annulment must be presented at the time of application. Applicants who have been married and divorced more than once need only provide a copy of the decree dissolving the last previous marriage.
Each party seeking a marriage license should be prepared to supply the following information: full name, residential and mailing address, phone number, age, date of birth, race, social security number, birthplace, relationship of parties, if any, designated surname (last name), number of prior marriage and how they were dissolved, if any, father's name and birthplace, mother's maiden name and birthplace, and the date and place of the contemplated marriage.
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99 Sims Street, McDonough, GA 30253
Main Phone: 770 288 7600
TTY: 770 288 6818
Probate Fax: 770 288 7616
Vital Records Fax: 770 288 7562
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