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MARRIAGE LICENSES

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Information:

  • Beginning September 1, 2017, all applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older.
     
  • The license MUST be purchased at least 72 hours prior to, but no more than 90 days before, the date of the ceremony.
     
  • The license expires at the end of the 90-day period immediately following the date that the license was issued if the marriage ceremony has not been conducted within that period.
     
  • The marriage license is good in every county in the State of Texas.
     
  • You MUST present a valid ID such as a driver's license, ID card issued by DPS, valid passport, resident, or alien card.  All IDs must include photo and date of birth.  Pursuant to the Texas Family Code, Chapter 2, Section 2.005, Proof of Identity and Age, birth certificates are acceptable but the applicant must also have a photo ID.

  • Instructions For Affidavit Of Absent Applicant

  • Affidavit Of Absent Applicant For Marriage License

  • A divorce by either party must be final 30 days prior to APPLYING for the marriage license.
     
  • You do not need to bring witnesses to obtain the marriage license.
          
  • There is no blood test.

Fees:

---No Personal Checks Accepted---

Marriage License fee:  $82.00 CASH OR CREDIT CARD
 
Credit card use will add a 3% fee ($2.46).
Marriage License with a Twogether in Texas Certificate: $22.00 CASH OR CREDIT CARD
  Credit card use will add a 3% fee ($0.66).


YOU MAY OBTAIN A LICENSE IN THE COOKE COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE AT: 

Cooke County Courthouse
101 South Dixon, Suite 108
Gainesville, Texas  76240
940-668-5421

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