Hours to Apply: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.   (9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Thursday)

  • Georgia residents may apply for a marriage license in any county in Georgia.
  • If neither applicant is a resident of Georgia, the marriage license must be obtained in the county where the ceremony is going to be performed.
  • For marriage licenses issued in the State of Georgia, the marriage ceremony must be performed in Georgia.
  • Premarital blood tests are no longer required in Georgia.


Ceremonies

The Probate Court of Chatham County does not offer or conduct wedding ceremonies.


Fees

  • Without Certificate of Premarital Education
    • License Fee: $66.00*
      *Includes one certified copy of marriage certificate
  • With Certificate of Premarital Education
  • Forms of Payment
    Probate Court only accepts credit card, debit cards, cash, money orders or cashier’s checks in the exact amount for Marriage Licenses and Pistol Permits. Probate Court does not accept checks for Marriage Licenses and Pistol Permits.

    Please note: there will be a 2.75% service fee assessed to any credit/debit card transaction.

    All fees are nonrefundable.



Forms


Marriage License and Certificate Process

  • Both applicants must be present in order to obtain a marriage license.
  • You must provide proof of your age. Documents that are accepted include, but are not limited to, a valid driver’s license, original or certified copy of birth certificate, valid passport, or valid armed forces identification care. See O.C.G.A. 19-3-36 for more information
  • You must be at least 16 years of age to obtain a marriage license. If you are 16 or 17 years of age, parental consent is required. See O.C.G.A. § 19-3-37
  • If either applicant was previously married and the spouse died, you must present proof of death such as a death certificate or an obituary.
  • If either applicant was previously divorced, you must present a final, stamped and sealed divorce decree(s).
  • If either applicant presents a legal document in a language other than English, the applicant must attach a translation of the document by a certified translator.
  • Following the wedding ceremony, the completed license must be returned to the Probate Court for recording. With your application fee, you are entitled to one (1) certified copy of your marriage certificate which will be given to you when you return the completed marriage license to this Probate Court. If you cannot come to Probate Court in person, you can mail the completed marriage license to the following address:


Requesting Certified Copies of Marriage Documents

  • The fee for a certified copy of a marriage certificate, a marriage license and/or a marriage license application is $10.00/copy (no personal checks).
  • Please send the "Request Form" if requesting by mail:
  • You can request certified copies either in person or by mail to the following address:
If you have any further questions specifice to Marriage Licenses, please call (912) 652-7264 (Option 2)