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:
You must complete your application online with the Fillable Form and submit the application.
Marriage License Application
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
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, both applicants' current 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.
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
- Premarital blood tests are no longer required in Georgia.
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
- License Fee: $26.00*
For reduced fee, applicants must present at Court:
Signed and dated certificate of completion from a qualifying premarital
education program with at least six hours of instruction
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 4.5% service fee assessed to any credit/debit card transaction.
All fees are nonrefundable.
Forms for Applying for Marriage License
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 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
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 married and divorced, you must present a final, stamped and sealed divorce decree(s) from the most recent marriage/divorce.
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 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:
Probate Court of Chatham County
Attention: Marriage Certificates
P.O. Box 8344
Savannah, Georgia 31412
Physical Address for Overnight Delivery
133 Montgomery Street, Room 509
Savannah, Georgia 31401
You may request additional certified copies (see below).
Requesting Certified Copies of Marriage Documents
To obtain a copy of your marriage documents:
Click below to request a copy of your marriage certificate through Georgia Probate Records. Each digital certified copy will cost $18.00 plus a Convenience Fee of 4.5%;
Georgia Probate Records: Request Copy of Marriage Certificate
— OR —
Complete and mail the request form with a money order enclosed in the proper amount ($10 research fee; $10 plus $1 per page for certified copies);
— OR —
Make an appointment with the Record Room to come to Probate Court.
Click Here to Schedule an Appointment
If you have any further questions specific to Marriage Licenses, please
call (912) 652-7264 (Option 2)