Apply For A Richardson Marriage License
We live in Richardson, Texas, and we just got engaged! Where do we need to go to apply for a marriage license?
In the state of Texas, couples can apply for a marriage license at any County Clerk’s office. If you live in Richardson, the closest County Clerk’s office for you is probably the Collin County Clerk’s office. The Collin County Clerk’s office has a branch office in Plano at 900 E. Park Boulevard in Suite 140. The office phone number is (972) 881-3025. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Collin County Clerk’s office website can provide you with more information: Richardson Marriage License.
You may decide to apply at the Dallas County Clerk’s office if that location is more convenient for you. You can find more information about location, hours, and procedure for the Dallas County Clerk’s office at Dallas County Marriage License.
What requirements do we need to meet to apply for a marriage license in Richardson, Texas?
To apply for a marriage license in Richardson without parental consent, you should be at least 18 years old and unmarried. When you appear at the County Clerk’s office together, you must show a valid form of identification such as a passport or a driver’s license. You must provide your social security number or state that you do not have one. You do not need to have blood tests to apply for a marriage license in Texas.
What are the legal requirements for applicants that are under 18 years of age?
If you are under 18 years of age, you must show your birth certificate and your social security card. A parent or guardian must come with you to the County Clerk’s office to sign a written form of consent.
What about applicants that have had previous marriages?
If one of you has been divorced, the divorce must be final for at least 30 days at the time that you submit your marriage license application.
How much will we need to pay to get our marriage license in Richardson, Texas?
You will need to pay the marriage license fee of $71.00 before you can receive your marriage license in Richardson, Texas. You will need to pay this fee in cash. By attending the state certified marriage preparation class Twogether in Texas, you become eligible for a reduced fee. To find out more, visit the Twogether in Texas website: http://www.twogetherintexas.com/UI/HomePage.aspx.
How long is the waiting period before our Collin County marriage license will be valid?
The waiting period is 72 hours after your marriage license is issued before you can realize your marriage. By attending the state certified marriage preparation class Twogether in Texas, you become eligible to have this waiting period waived. You are also eligible to have the waiting period waived if one of you is active military or works for the United States Department of Defense.
How long are Collin County marriage licenses valid after they are issued?
Collin County marriage licenses are valid for a period of 30 days after they are issued. Collin County marriage licenses are valid everywhere in Texas.
Who can we invite to perform our wedding ceremony in Richardson, Texas?
You can invite an authorized person of your choosing to perform your wedding ceremony in Richardson, Texas. A list of authorized persons can be found online on the Collin County Clerk’s office official website: Richardson Marriage Licensep. Rabbis, ministers, priests, judges, and justices of the peace are all authorized to perform wedding ceremonies in Texas.
After the wedding ceremony, where do we need to go to order a marriage certificate in Richardson, Texas?
You can order a marriage certificate through the Collin County Clerk’s office. A certified copy will cost $7.00. To find out more, contact the Collin County Clerk’s office or visit the website: Richardson Marriage License.
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