Jackson County Clerk’s Office

       Information on how to obtain a marriage license

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MARRIAGE LICENSE INFORMATION

Both male and female applicants must be present and together when license is issued. A Power of Attorney is not acceptable under any circumstances. License issued Monday thru Friday, from 8:00am-4:30pm.

 

FEE

The fee for a marriage license is $60.00 cash or money orders.  No refunds.

 

LEGAL AGES TO MARRY

Males and females shall reach the age of 18 years to contract for a marriage license in Arkansas without parental consent

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LEGAL DOCUMENTATION ON NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH

Males and females 18 or older must present a valid government issued photo identification showing their correct name and date of birth; such as a driver’s license, passport or military identification.  Your social security card is needed or a legal document with your social security number on it.

MARRIAGE LICENSE VALID FOR SIXTY (60) DAYS

License must be returned used or unused within 60 days for recording. It is your responsibility to make arrangements to marry. The license may be used anywhere in the State of Arkansas but must be returned to the County Clerk’s Office for final recording.

 

COMMON QUESTIONS ASKED WHEN APPLYING FOR A MARRIAGE LICENSE

Is a blood test required?
No.

Is there a waiting period?
There is a five business day waiting period for all underage (under 18 years of age) applicants for marriage licenses.

Is there a waiting period after a divorce is final?
No.

Do you have to be a resident of Arkansas?
No.

FOR MINISTERS

The minister’s credential must be recorded with a County Clerk’s Office in the State of Arkansas prior to a wedding ceremony.