Apply For A Beaumont Marriage License
We are getting married in Beaumont, Texas. Where do we need to go to submit our application for a marriage license?
You are welcome to submit your application for a marriage license at any County Clerk’s office in the state of Texas, but the County Clerk’s office most convenient to Beaumont is the Jefferson County Clerk’s office. The Jefferson County Clerk’s office is located at 1149 Pearl Street in Beaumont. The office phone number is (409) 835-8475. The Jefferson County Clerk’s office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You must appear in person together when you go to submit your marriage license application. You will be able to use your marriage license in any county in Texas.
What if we cannot appear together at the Jefferson County Clerk’s office?
If you cannot appear together at the Jefferson County Clerk’s office to submit your marriage license application, you will need to submit an absent applicant form. You can find the form online at Beaumont Marriage License.
What are requirements do we need to satisfy to be issued a marriage license in Beaumont, Texas?
You both need to be at least 18 years of age and unmarried when you submit your marriage license application. You need to present a valid form of government-issued I.D. such as a driver’s license or passport to verify your age and identity. You also need to know your social security number. If either one of you has been divorced previously, the divorce must be final for at least 30 days before you can submit your marriage license application.
How much will our marriage license in Beaumont, Texas cost us?
Your marriage license from Jefferson County will cost $72.00. The Jefferson County Clerk’s office only accepts cash payments.
After we are issued our marriage license, do we have to wait for a period of time before we can have our wedding in Beaumont, Texas?
Yes. There is a waiting period for marriage licenses in the state of Texas. The waiting period is 72 hours after the County Clerk’s office issues your marriage license. You may choose to apply to have this waiting period waived. The waiting period is automatically waived if either of you are active military or work for the United States Department of Defense.
How long is a Jefferson County marriage license valid?
Your Jefferson County marriage license will be valid for a period of 30 days after it is issued.
Who can we invite to perform our wedding ceremony in Beaumont, Texas?
You can invite anyone authorized to perform wedding ceremonies in the state of Texas to perform your wedding in Beaumont. Authorized persons include rabbis, ministers, priests, and judges.
How do we order our marriage certificate after our wedding ceremony in Beaumont, Texas?
The Jefferson County Clerk’s office issues marriage certificates. Your marriage certificate will be available around 7 to 10 days after the original marriage license has been recorded. The fee for a certified copy of the marriage certificate is $7.00. If you have other questions about ordering your marriage certificate, you should contact the Jefferson County Clerk’s office by calling (409) 835-8475 or visiting the office.
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