ALL marriage license applications are by appointment only! Please do not wait until the last minute or walk into Probate Court unprepared. Walk-in applicants will be given the online link to make an appointment at a later time.

Marriage License Applications require a three-step process:

  1. You must complete your application online with the Fillable Form and submit the application.

    Marriage License Application

  2. Follow this link to schedule an appointment when both applicants come to court for your license and to pay the fees. Note: Please do not schedule your appointment until you have completed and submitted the application, have all necessary documents, and current IDs.

    Click Here to Schedule Licensing Appointment

  3. When you arrive at the Probate Court for your appointment, you MUST have submitted your marriage license application and have all necessary supporting documents. Necessary supporting documents include, but are not limited to, color copies of both applicants’ driver’s licenses or passports, signed or sealed divorce judgment from the last marriage or death certificate for last former spouse. Having all necessary supporting documents will minimize your time at the courthouse and save you from having to make additional appoints to complete the process.


Court Location

Room 509 of the Chatham County Courthouse at 133 Montgomery Street, Savannah, Georgia
Map & Directions

  • 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.


Wedding Ceremonies

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


Fees to Apply for Marriage License

  • 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 Weapons Carry Licenses. Probate Court does not accept checks for Marriage Licenses and Weapons Carry Licenses.

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


Forms for Applying for Marriage License


Marriage License and Certificate Process

  1. Both applicants must be present in order to obtain a marriage license.
  2. 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
  3. You must be at least 17 years of age to obtain a marriage license. If you are 17 years of age, you are required to provide proof that you have been emancipated (see O.C.G.A. § 19-3-2) and complete premarital education in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 19-3-30.1
  4. If either applicant was previously married and the spouse died, you must present proof of death such as a death certificate or an obituary.
  5. If either applicant was previously married and divorced, you must present a final, stamped and sealed divorce decree(s) from the most recent marriage/divorce.
  6. 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.
  7. Following the wedding ceremony, the completed license must be returned to the Probate Court for recording by mail. With your application fee, you are entitled to one (1) certified copy of your marriage certificate which will be mailed to you when you return the completed marriage license to this Probate Court at 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).
  • You can request certified copies either in person or by mail to the following address:


If you have any further questions specific to Marriage Licenses, please call (912) 652-7264 (Option 2)